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Historic Center of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo
Historic Center of Florence seen from Piazzale Michelangelo.
Image: Christoph Radtke

About Florence

Flag of FlorenceSome of the world's most important works of art can be seen in this Tuscan city. Florence has an unparalleled artistic heritage and was an important scientific center for centuries.

Florence is the 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, Galileo Galilei, Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci.

Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence
Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, seen from Piazza del Duomo.
Image: Karlye Wolff

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 Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, the dome was engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi, the Florence Cathedral was 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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Local Time Florence:
Tuesday-April-23  18:56  
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

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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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