Welcome to Florence
Florence was founded in 59 B.C. by the Romans and its name makes reference to the season of Ludi Floreales, in honour of the goddess Flora. The town was built on a square plant and, in ancient times, it had a forum, the thermal baths and the Capitol.In 570 it was occupied by the Longobards, that guaranteed stability and independence to the town, but only with the supremacy of the Carolingians the two counties Firenze and Fiesole were unified and gave origin to the greatest county ever existed in Tuscany.After the end of the this dinasty, the town had a difficult period and, only about 1000, it started again its expansion and continued to gain independence from the empire. An authentic city of art, Florence deserves to be visited not only for the history and the culture, but also for the magical atmosphere that surrounds its visitors.
Florence is famous all over the world for its unique beauties. For many years it has been the cradle of culture and art: many of the most famous artists of the Renaissance were born there and thanks to them thousands of tourists choose Florence for their holidays. Florence signifies abundance or wealth ; during the middle-age, tanks to the Medici family, became an important economic, cultural and artistic city. Thanks to writers like Dante, Petrarca and Machiavelli, bloomed the culture and the Italian language and thanks to the works of art of artists like Botticelli, Michelangelo and Donatello, Florence has become one of the artistics center of the world. Of its past conserve still an exceptional artistic heritage.