Here hath hied
Dante, of Florence now the greatest pride,
But whom, in life, she fiercely drove away,
To write in gloom his epic – William Leighton
Tourists visiting Florence get to the end of their journey excited, and frustrated. Excited for the wonders they finally saw in person, and not just described in the travel guides of Florence; frustrated because they know that what they have learned is perhaps just a thousandth part of what the city can really offer.
There are over 250 churches in Florence, several hundred buildings, dozens of public and private museums, and then bridges, squares, historic streets, villas and gardens. Not only an artistic heritage of inestimable value, but also truly unique in its proportions, considering the panorama of art cities around the world. Any monument or building in Florence, has a centuries-old history to tell, also because often, in time, it has been transformed, it changed its function, or has been under the control of friends and foes from every era.
All of this, the magnificence, the proportions, the grandeur and especially the amount of monuments and tourist ideas, are therefore source of frustration for tourists visiting Florence. Because in the end, despite the commitment and kilometers covered … they know that they know nothing.
For this reason, we have decided to make our contribution to those who are planning to visit the city. That’s Florence! is actually a travel guide a little different from any other: for each building, square, church, museum, and café, you will find a brief but significant curiosity, a little anecdote to give a colorful touch to the historical and architectural information provided.