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.
This is a nice campsite but unfortunately when we were staying there, they were extending the nearby motorway, which entailed working all night so getting sleep was tough. Depending on what side of the site you are on, traffic noise could be a problem. ... more
We had a great time at this place after meeting some crazy Kiwis and taking Firenze by storm! We stayed in the permanent tent things which are really good although be careful because although they are lockable, you can easily just lift the door off the hinges! Great views over florence from the bar which is a great place to meet other travellers. ... more
Dan and Joan, Bob and Jill headed into Florence early. They climbed to the top of the Campanile next to the Duomo and saw the amazing sites of Florence. Followed by a little shopping and meandering the streets of Florence. Meanwhile, Tom and Ann, Dana and Curt took a drive through the Tuscan hillside ...
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October Travels, Part 6(b)
The travelling hat continued its travels in Italy, and spent a day in Florence. The travelling hat is in fact rather pleased with Florence, as there is credentially a huge amount of Very Very Old ...
Posted in Adventures of the Travelling Hat by TravellingHat