Florence – A cradle of culture in Tuscany
Florence is a feast for the senses with its heady blend of fine art, high fashion and gourmet Tuscan cuisine. Climb up to the Piazzale Michelangelo to admire sunset over one of the world's most iconic cityscapes, punctuated by the Uffizi Galleries and Brunelleschi's red-capped dome. The home of Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo, Florence invites visitors to indulge in retail therapy. Apart from the big-ticket designer boutiques, you'll find specialist shops vending handcrafted footwear and custom-blended perfumes. The focus on meticulously crafted products extends to Florence's culinary scene. Whether you're dining at a market stall or family-run trattoria, expect local, seasonal, sustainably sourced produce on the menu. This birthplace of the Renaissance is synonymous with its art and architecture. Studded with elegant palaces, medieval stained-glass chapels and marble sculpture, Florence's city centre is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.