Time Out Florence gives the lowdown on where to go and what to see in Tuscany's beautiful capital.
Florence has the finest collection of Renaissance art in theworld, and a character list that reads like a Who's Who of the period'sgreatest artists and thinkers - Dante, Leonardo, Michelangelo - not to mentionthe powerful families who financed their work: the Medici and the Strozzi. Evidence of their lasting influence is everywhere you look, in the churches,palaces and civic buildings of this unique city.
But as well as the jewels ofthe past, there's plenty of contemporary life to explore among Florence'smarket stalls, fashion boutiques, craft studios and gelaterie. And,beyond the city limits, the highlights of Tuscany are within easy reach. .
Time Out's expert local authors uncover Florence's past andpresent, combining essential historical knowledge with a trademark appreciationof contemporary culture.