From Rome to Florence on a full day
Florence is the capital of the province, as well as the Tuscany region, its happy geographical position, in the center of a large valley surrounded by mountains, make it one of the most beautiful Italian cities. The city is crossed by the River Arno and the presence of the river has always strongly influenced the life of the Florentines. A tragic event linked to the Arno, which shocked and mobilized the whole of Italy, is the flood of the fall of 1966 that same year the river traced devastating much of the town center, making 35 victims and destroying a great cultural heritage book. The tragic event mobilized an efficient and exemplary solidarity machine at the national and international level that still leaves astonished today.
In the past, the city has influenced importantly the course of Italian culture, Humanism and Renaissance are just two examples of how Florence has contributed to the artistic, linguistic, cultural and political development of an identity-building Italy. One of the most famous figures in the world literary scene of Florence is Dante Alighieri. In the early Middle Ages the city was free and in the thirteenth century all the city area was not only shocked by the fierce struggles between Guelphs and Ghibellines.
During the Renaissance, the government of the Medici, which gave a great impetus to the city’s identity and the development of the arts, one of the most important of these is Lorenzo de’ Medici, the Magnificent.
In recent times Florence has played the role of capital in Italy in 1865, before definitively giving up the title in Rome. Today Florence represents an important congress center and fair, rich in cultural and hairdressing events among the most important can be remembered Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and costume football.
Fashion is also famous for the fashion industry and the Italian Fashion Academy, which is recognized at national level. Ideal for lovers of good food and gourmets, Florentine cuisine boasts a very ancient tradition linked to high quality, genuineness and delicacies with the excellence recognized everywhere like Tuscan bread, extra virgin olive oil , Autochthonous meat and Chianti wine.