Friday, 05 Mar 2021


Sunrise : 05.03.2021 06:47   Sunset : 05.03.2021 18:1106:47
Last Quarter Moon
Friday 05.03.2021
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Florence may be reached by car within 1 hour and 45 minutes approximately from La Fucina, however, if one is unfamiliar with the busy traffic in a major Italian city it would be recommended that you drive to Lucca and use the regular rail connections to Florence. The railway station (La Stazione) is clearly signposted and has an adjacent car park which costs 1 Euro per hour. The train station in Florence is 10 minutes walk from the famous Duomo and the dome is clearly visible when one comes out of the station.

The city lies on the River Arno and is known for its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture. A centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the richest and wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance; in fact, it has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. It was long under the de facto rule of the Medici family. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy.

The historic centre of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. Florence is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and its artistic, historic and cultural heritage and impact in the world remains vast up to this day. The city has also a major European impact in music, architecture, education, cuisine, fashion, philosophy, science and religion. The historic centre of Florence contains numerous elegant piazzas, Renaissance palazzi, academies, parks, gardens, churches, monasteries, museums, art galleries and ateliers.

The city boasts a wide range of collections of art, especially those held in the Pitti Palace and the Uffizi, (which receives about 1.6 million tourists a year). Florence is arguably the last preserved Renaissance city in the world and is regarded by many as the art capital of Italy. It has been the birthplace or chosen home of many notable historical figures, such as Dante, Boccaccio, Botticelli, Niccolò Machiavelli, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Donatello, Galileo Galilei, Catherine de' Medici, Antonio Meucci, Guccio Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Roberto Cavalli , Florence Nightingale, and Emilio Pucci.