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Province of Florence

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Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the Metropolitan City of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with 383,083 inhabitants (as at 2013), expanding to over 1,520,000 in the metropolitan area.Florence was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Middle Ages". A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city was the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy. The Florentine dialect forms the base of Standard Italian and it became the language of culture throughout Italy due to the prestige of the masterpieces by Dante Alighieri, Petrarch, Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini.The city attracts millions of tourists each year, and the Historic Centre of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts Florence
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Piazzale Michelangelo Florence
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore Florence
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Ponte Vecchio Florence
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Historic Sites in Province of Florence

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Basilica of Santa Croce Florence
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Piazza del Duomo Florence
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The Baptistery of St. John Florence
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Piazza della Signoria Florence
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Hidden gems in Province of Florence

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Basilica of Santa Maria Novella Florence
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Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore Florence
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Duration: 2 hours
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Centro Storico Florence
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Duration: 4 hours
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte Florence
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Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Province of Florence

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Pitti Palace Florence
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Duration: 2 hours
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Museo di San Marco Florence
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Church and Museum of Orsanmichele Florence
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M.G. Design Florence
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Province of Florence

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Mercato Centrale Florence
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Leonardo Shoes Florence
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Francesco Lionetti Florence
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Pegna Florence
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Wineries in Province of Florence

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Wine Tours & Tastings Florence
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Duration: 8 hours
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Accademia del Buon Gusto Panzano in Chianti
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castello del Trebbio Santa Brigida
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Duration: 3 hours
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Fattoria Casa Sola Barberino Val d'Elsa
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Taste Florence Florence
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Duration: 6 hours
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Cuor di Pelle Leather Shop Florence
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Antica Erboristeria San Simone Florence
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Guida per Firenze Florence
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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