Florence in Style
Florence in Style
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Florence, city of the Medicis, was once the most fabulously rich city on earth. Wealthy noblemen chose this central, beautiful spot on the River Arno, set against a backdrop of Tuscan hills and Chianti vines, to create a centre of commerce, art, splendour and power.
Thanks to the influence of the Medici family, Florence attracted the nation's finest; Machiavelli inaugurated the new political thinking; Galileo turned old scientific thinking upside down; Boccaccio and Dante created the first Italian centre of literature (the Italian language was born in Florence). Florence is attractive from any viewpoint, but the real beauty is to be found not so much in its exteriors, but inside the city's many palaces, churches and museums.
Florence is today much more than a museum. It is the sixth most important city in Italy, and is world-renowned for the quality of its fashion, leather, fine paper and modern art and sculpture. There is vibrancy in the city, which is reflected in the courtesy, discretion, quick-wittedness, artistic sense and sophistication of the Florentine people.
The list of must see works of art is almost overpowering, but our Guide Notes will help you find quieter secrets, and some special trattoria and restaurants, not found in other 'official' handbooks.
- Return flights.
- Return private car transfers.
- 3 nights' hotel accommodation including breakfast.
- Entrance to the Uffizi Gallery.
- Kirker's Guide Notes to restaurants, museums and sightseeing.
- The services of the Kirker Concierge to book opera tickets, expert local guides or a table for dinner.
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