In just two hours by car you reach Florence, Italian town of 379,180 inhabitants, capital of Tuscany and the center of its metropolitan city, with a population of about 1,010,000 inhabitants is the eighth Italian city by population and the first of the Tuscany Region.
In the Middle Ages was an important cultural, commercial, economic and financial center. In the modern age was the capital of the Gran Ducato di Toscana, from 1569 to 1859, with the government of the Medici and Lorena. It was the capital of Italy from 1865 to 1871, after the unification of the Country (1861). Today it’s also an important university center and is considered UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It’s the place of origin of Renaissance and it’s universally recognized as one of the birthplaces of art and architecture, and renowned as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, thanks to its numerous monuments and museums such as the Duomo, Santa Croce, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Pitti.