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History of Florence

The foundation of Florence dates back to Roman times, despite evidence existing to show that Florence was already occupied in prehistoric times.
The oldest part of the city bears the imprint of these Roman origins as it originated as one of Caesar's colonies.
For the sake of defense, the city was set at the confluence of two streams, the Arno and the Mugnone, where the oldest populations had previously been located.
Rectangular in plan, it was enclosed in a wall about 1800 meters long.
The built-up area, like all the cities founded by the Romans, was characterized by straight roads which crossed at right angles. The two main roads led to four towered gates and converged on a central square, the forum urbis, now Piazza della Repubblica, where the Curia and the Temple dedicated to the Capitoline Triad (Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva) were later to rise.
Archaeological finds, many of which came to light during the course of works which "gave new life", to the old city center, have made it possible to locate and identify the remains of various important public works such as the Capitoline Baths, the Baths of Capaccio, the sewage system, the pavement of the streets and the Temple of Isis, in Piazza San Firenze.
At that time the Arno was outside the walls, with a river port that constituted an important infrastructure for the city, for in Roman times the river was navigable from its mouth up to its confluence with the Affrico, upstream from Florence, and the first bridge in Florentine history was built in all likelihood somewhat upstream from today's Ponte Vecchio, around the first century B.C..

Florence Art and Culture

Florence contains an exceptional artistic patrimony, glorious testimony to its secular civilization.
Cimabue and Giotto, the fathers of Italian painting, lived here, along with Arnolfo and Andrea Pisano, reformists of architecture and sculpture; Brunelleschi, Donatello and Masaccio, founders of the Renaissance; Ghiberti and the Della Robbia; Filippo Lippi and l'Angelico; Botticelli and Paolo Uccello; the universal geniuses Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
Their works, along with those of many generations of artists up to the masters of the present century, are gathered in the city's many museums. On line tiket booking for Italien Gallerie an Museum 
In Florence, thanks to Dante, the Italian language was born; with Petrarch and Boccaccio literary studies were affirmed; with Humanism the philosophy and values of classical civilization were revived; with Machiavelli modern political science was born; with Guicciardini, historical prose; and with Galileo, modern experimental science.
Up to the time of Charlemagne, Florence was a university town. Today it includes many specialized institutes and is an international cultural center.
Academies, art schools, scientific institutes and cultural centers all contribute to the city's intense activity.


Capital of the region of Tuscany, has a population of around half a million inhabitants, spreads on the banks of the Arno, between the Adriatic and the Tyrrhenian seas, almost in the middle of the Italian peninsula.
It is a city which bustles with industry and craft, commerce and culture, art and science. Being on the main national railway lines, it is easily accessible from most important places both in Italy and abroad. www.trenitalia.com
The Florence "AmerigoVespucci " airport, where both national and international airlines stop, is located 5 Km. from the city centre.
The main motorway, A1, connects Florence with Bologna and Milano in the North and Rome and Naples in theSouth.
Autobus in Florence www.ataf.net/
Taxi in Florence tel.0554242 www.socota.it/  A special service dedicated to the handicapped persons

Gemeenten in de provincie van Florence

Bagno a Ripoli
Barberino di Mugello
Barberino Val d'Elsa
Borgo San Lorenzo
Campi Bisenzio
Capraia e Limite
Cerreto Guidi
Figline Valdarno
Gambassi Terme
Greve in Chianti
Incisa in Val d'Arno
Lastra a Signa
Montelupo Fiorentino
Palazzuolo sul Senio
Rignano sull'Arno
San Casciano in Val di Pesa
San Godenzo
San Piero a Sieve
Sesto Fiorentino
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
Vicchio Mugello

Smester Toscane Florence Vicchio Mugello

Casa Vicchio

Casa Vicchio

Historical centre of Vicchio mq 75
Sleeping accommodations 4
Wekelijks Prijs:Vanaf € 450,00
Accommodation Tuscany, rental holiday apartment Vicchio,
Independent income, living room with fireplace, kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom, terrace, small garden.
It 'a house very characteristic and well equipped, is found of the center of the country on walls castellane constructed from the Fiorentina Republic in 1364. It 'a house quiet while in the historic centre. Part of this house has belonged to Benvenuto Cellini  where he lived for along time, famous sculptor known worldwide for its "Perseus" exposed under the Loggia dei Lanzi in Piazza della Signoria in Florence.

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Accommodatie Florence in de zone van Piazza Duomo

Appartement La Cupola

Appartement La Cupola
Wekelijks Prijs:Vanaf € 630,00

m²: 32
Slaapplaatsen: 2
Historische centrum van Florence
Fraai gerestaureerd appartement, ingericht en uitgerust met alle comfort, ideaal voor koppels met schitterend uitzicht
Vakantiehuis in Toscane, Florence, Italië

The apartment is located in Piazza Beccaria (Borgo La Croce area),just a few steps from the most characteristic streets of Florence..
....packed with craft shops and characteristic restaurants, just walking distance from the historic city center and important monuments as well as the famous and historic food market of  Sant'Ambrogio.

The apartment is located on the fourth and last floor, in one of Florence's most beautiful historic building offering comfortable accommodation for two persons.
The apartment has recently been tastefully refurbished and elegantly furnished with both antique and modern furniture and it offers stunning views all round.
The bedroom faces the picturesque hills of Fiesole, whilst the Dome, the Giotto bell tower and the Palazzo Vecchio can be seen from the entrance hall window.

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Volterra 10 Lokatie Vakantiehuur Toscane

Volterra Casa Lorenzo

Casa Lorenzo

Het landd huisvest indipendent
Wekelijks Prijs:Vanaf € 400,00
Lokatie, Toscana, Volterra ,Pisa
economisch kenmerkend landschap van Toscane. Slechts op één km. afstand van het dorpje Volterra gelegen (ook te voet bereikbaar); Heuvellandschap rijk aan wijn-en olijfgaarden. Open haard. Parking ... view
Torrita di Siena Luxury Bed & Breakfast Suite Le Fonti

Torrita di Siena Luxury Bed & Breakfast

Torrita di Siena Luxury Bed & Breakfast

Speciale aanbiedingen Summer Suite voor twee personen € 99,00
Minimaal verblijf 2 nachten. (Uitgesloten van 12/08/09 tot 18/08/09)

Luxe Bed & Breakfast, historische centrum van Torrita di Siena, Toscane, Vakantie in het hart van de Val d'Orcia met kunst, cultuur, geschiedenis en tradities.
Unieke sfeer, met meubels ontworpen om de luxe, soepele, comfortabele en zeer romantisch

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Vakantiewoning te huur in Florence

Appartement Cellini Florencia

Appartement Cellini Florencia

Wekelijks Prijs:Vanaf € 1030

m²: 90
Slaapplaatsen: 4+2
Historische centrum van Florence

Elegant en licht appartement historische centrum van Florence bij Ponte Vecchio, vakantiehuizen voor een verblijf in Florence.

Het appartement is onlangs gerenoveerd met elegantie en antieke meubels. Gelegen in het oude "Oratorium van St. Maria Magdalena" in de prestigieuze Oltrarno district in het verkeer beperkt gebied en om deze reden is zeer rustig.
Cellini is een van de appartementen van het paleis S. George gebouw.
Zijn gelegen in het hart van het historische centrum van Florence in een panoramisch oude straat in de aanloop naar  het oude Fort Belvedere is de ideale accommodatie om monumenten, musea bezoeken, de oude paleizen van de stad.
Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio en de Galleria degli Uffizi en de belangrijkste monumenten van Florence zijn binnen een paar minuten lopen.

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