Florence is the capital of the region Tuscany in Italy and considered one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Famous for its art and architecture, this city of 400,000 inhabitants is viewed as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, home to such famous Florentines as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michaelangelo and Machiavelli.
From the Florence Travel Guide
16 June 2013 - 30 June 2013
A football event featuring brutality and masculinity at its best. Each year, thousands gather to watch the reenactment of ancient Florentine football game, complete with costumes, and cheering crowds. If you're in Florence in June and enjoy sporting events, you won't want to miss this crowd-pleasing spectacle.
24 June 2013
A popular festival coinciding with Calico in Costume, this highly celebrated annual event is a feast commemorating Florence's patron saint. During the evening of the event, many businesses close and thousands flock to watch a magnificent fireworks display.
06 September 2013 - 07 September 2013
During the first week of September, the children of Florence sing songs and in a beautiful procession carry papier-mâché lanterns, called rificolone, through the streets of Florence. This annual event includes a banquet with musical performances held at the Piazza Santissima Annunziata every 6th and 7th September.
Average cheapest prices by month for budget accommodation in Florence
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When we first started walking to these apartments from the train station, we were nervous about the location. The street was uninhabited on one side with lots of cars and buses - a touch sketchy. We found the place after a bit of a search - a construction crew was obscuring the entrance. Checkin is only guaranteed between the hours of 3 pm to 8 pm. ... more
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