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Florence, the regional capital of Tuscany, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. It is acknowledged by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and stepping onto its historic cobbles, it is easy to see why. Cradled between the surrounding hills, the city hosts some of the most famous works of art on the planet, and the whole of the city centre is packed with stunning palaces, churches, and monuments. The surrounding countryside is well-known for its rolling hills and its wine, particularly the Chianti area between Siena and Florence.

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Galleria degli Uffizi

Uffizi Gallery is one of the biggest museums in the world. It houses important masterpieces dated back from the 13th to the 19th century. Among its works, it boasts Botticelli's "Birth of Venus", probably the most famous painting in the history of art, after the Mona Lisa. The museum is also historically important for being one of the firsts to open its doors to the public during the 18th century.A reservation far in advance is necessary.

Wine Tasting Tour in the Tuscan Countryside

The Chianti region is one of the world's most famous wine districts, and Florence is located right in the centre of this area. The landscape is unique, with green hills and vineyards lying next to olive groves and cypress trees. It is such beautiful scenery that many internationally renowned directors have set their movies here. And one of the best ways to explore the region is by booking a wine tasting tour. You will visit two top-rated Chianti wineries, where you will sample different varieties of wines along with olive oil and Tuscan specialities like cheese, salami, cured ham, and bruschetta. A must-do for any wine lover.

Museo degli Innocenti

Museo degli Innocenti – Hospital of the Innocents – is the headquarters of a charitable institution that has provided care of children and infants for more than 500 years. The structure houses a gallery and a museum exhibiting famous paintings of Italian artists, such as "Madonna with Child" by Botticelli and "Adoration of the Magi" by Ghirlandaio. Even the building itself, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, is a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture.

Cattedrale Santa Maria del Fiore

Florence's main church stands on the city with its magnificent Renaissance dome, designed by Brunelleschi. The cathedral was built on the ruins of the 7th-century church of Santa Reparata. On its right side, you can admire Giotto's Bell Tower, whereas the Baptistery of San Giovanni stands opposite the cathedral entrance. This remarkable historic landmark can be considered a summary of the entire city as the point of convergence of the greatest artists of the glorious Italian Renaissance period.

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