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A mid-sized city in the Tuscan region of Italy.

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A Quick Tip by Laur32

  • Jun 1, 2010
So easy to just walk around and find things to get lost in, in a good way!
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Quick Tip by . April 23, 2010
I studied abroad in Firenze and it is one of the most charming, beautiful and historic cities. A must-see if in Italy!
Quick Tip by . March 31, 2010
Florence is the most beautiful city in all of Italy, to me...Santa Maria del Fiore is an inspiration
Quick Tip by . March 10, 2010
The St Moritz of Italy - beauty and breathtking art plus glitz, glamour, kitsch and outrageous prices. Even the churches charge admission.
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My name is Laura, I am currently living in D.C. and attend American University. I am originally from Staten Island, NY. I am majoring in International Relations with a focus in Peace and Conflict Resolution. … more
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Florence (Italian: Firenze, Old Italian: Fiorenza, Latin: Florentia) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany, and of the province of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany and has a population of 364,779 (696,767 in the urban area[1]).

The city lies on the Arno River 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, the city is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance; in fact, it has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages.[2] 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 continues to attract millions of tourists each year and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.

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