Situated near the hills of Chianti, Florence is one of Europe’s finest destinations. The capital of Italy’s Tuscany region is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. In fact, there’s so much exquisite art and architecture that it’s difficult to know where to start.
One of Florence’s most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. The Galleria dell’Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture, while the Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and Leonardo da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”
Beyond art, Florence showcases the finest of Tuscan cuisine, as well as a thriving nightlife and a lively cultural scene that embraces opera and classical music.