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Searchable Map and Satellite View of Florence using Google Earth Data (45-degree view available)

Flag of FlorenceSatellite view showing Florence, capital city of Toscana (Tuscany) region and Firenze province. The city is located in central Italy on the Arno River, about 80 km east of the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.

Founded as a colony by Julius Caesar in 59 BC near the site of an Etruscan settlement in the fertile plain of the Arno river. Florence started to flourish in the Middle Ages to become the most influential city in the known world. It was the center of the Renaissance movement, facilitated by the wealth and influence of the House of Medici and shaped by artists, thinkers, architects and engineers of that time: Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Brunelleschi, Cimabue, Giotto, Botticelli and Michelangelo.

Today the city has a population of about 377,000 inhabitants (in 2013), 1 million people live in the metropolitan area (Area metropolitana di Firenze). Spoken language is Florentine, a Tuscan dialect and the parent language of modern Italian.

The Historic Centre of Florence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the Cathedral Piazza of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Uffizi Gallery, one of the oldest and most famous art museums of the Western world, the Palazzo Pitti, the largest museum complex in Florence.

Just zoom in + to see the Florence Cathedral, the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore built in the Renaissance period.

The map shows a city map of Florence with expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Florence Peretola Airport (IATA code: FLR), 8 km (5 mi) north west of the city.

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Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence (the Duomo).


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Local Time Florence:
Friday-October-31  19:29  
Standard Time Zone (CET): UTC/GMT +1 hour
CEST (Daylight Saving Time) in use from end of March until end of October. Time zone offset: UTC/GMT +2 hours
 
Google Maps: Searchable map/satellite view of Florence (Firenze), Italy.
 
City Coordinates: 43°47′N 11°15′E
 
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External Links:
Comune di Firenze
City of Florence official web site.

Firenze Tourismo
Florence official tourism web site.

Wikipedia: Florence
Wikipedia entry Florence.
 
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