Florence preserves numerous artistic beauties. In the historic centre you can admire churches, museums, galleries and buildings each of which is an example of unique architecture.
The Duomo, Santa Maria Novella, the Cappelle Medicee, L'Accademia, Santa Croce, Palazzo Vecchio, the Museo degli Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, lead to the magnificent Giardini di Boboli, a classic example of an Italian garden.
Florence’s surroundings are typical examples of natural Tuscan beauty, like the elegant Fiesole hills or the countryside full of vines and olive trees, where the peasants cultivate local products, sold in markets around the town or on the outskirts.
Just 5 km away from Florence rises the austere Certosa del Galluzzo, an old monastery built in 1340 which includes several chapels, cloisters and large rooms which still preserve important frescoes by Pontorno (1523-1525).
Florence still preserves the old traditions, also in the most modern fields, such as fashion. Young people from all over the world come here to study leather working techniques and high fashion creations by world famous stylists.
For Antique lover’s there is a market in Piazza dei Ciompi on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and at the Cascine on Tuesdays.