Florence, the capital of Tuscany, is a real open-air museum that gives unique emotions and experiences. Its historic center, which has remained virtually untouched in its Renaissance aspect, is part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1982.
Florence is home to the Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, Bargello, Palazzo Vecchio, some of the most prestigious and visited museums in the world. The collections of paintings, sculptures and jewels that are exhibited in their halls are largely attributable to the passion of the Medici lordship for art and beauty. Jealous its own treasures, the Medici have managed to keep in Florence most of the works they bought or commissioned to artists such as Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo.
In the historic center there are also spectacular examples of Renaissance Italian architecture such as the dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery of St. John and the Bell Tower of Giotto.