Visit Florence and Fiesole

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Visit Florence and Fiesole

Florence, nestled on the banks of the Arno river, surrounded by gentle hills, is one of the most visited cities in the world and has been declared a World Heritage Site by the Unesco.
Once enclosed and protected by its medieval walls, it was home to the most commercial and artistic movement of the time. Thanks to the patronage of the powerful Medici family, artists were able to fully express their art and realize those masterpieces that made the town famous and universally recognised cradle of the Renaissance. The historical city centre is characterised by a series of small alleys, ancient building, towers, and aristocratic residences with hide gardens described as “floral paradises” from which the name , the “Flower City”.
We are 100% Florentines, with a great passion for the history and culture of our city. We will help you to discover an unknown Florence, more authentic beauties to live a real Florentine experience.

The Etruscan town of Fiesole, seats on a hilltop offering a breathtaking panoramic view over Florence. During the renaissance it was chosen as the country seat of wealthy Florentine families whereas later also attracted important, foreign families who moved there in the early 1800. The tiny village of Maiano next to Fiesole was famous for its queries of “serena” stone used for the construction of the most prestigious palaces in Florence.

Florence can be easily reached in 25 minutes by car, through either the ancient Faentina road or through the panoramic road to Fiesole, where you can easily park and continue your journey by city bus number 7. Otherwise from Porcigliano you reach the railway station of San Piero a Sieve, and take the train that goes directly into the city centre.

Some recommendations to visit Florence:

  • We suggest to book in advance a visit to major Museums or Galleries prenotazione.
  • For a guided tour of Florence we recommend Olivia
  • For an original Florence visit in summer, there are tours along the banks of the Arno river aboard Historical rowing boats www.renaioli.it

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Borgo San Lorenzo 50032 FIRENZE - Italy
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