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Centre City

Centre City

Florence, located in the heart of Tuscany, full of nooks and crannies, cobbled streets and panoramas that inspire the traveller, still retains its Renaissance splendor. Many authors have felt inspired by the beauty and nostalgia of this city. Edward Morgan Foster in a room with a view, Dante Alighieri, who went to the Piazza del Duomo to ruminate contemplating the works of the Cathedral, Dante Alighieri, Giovanni Boccaccio in the Decameron and Machiavelli, among other personalities. Let’s start our trip through the Centre of the historic confluence of the Cathedral, the baptistery and the Bell Tower. The cathedral stands, his bronze facade and dome, designed by the great Renaissance architect Brunelleschi. The Bell Tower designed by Giotto, of some 400 steps, is clad in vivid colors, and unlike other churches and cathedrals is not attached to the duomo. Another symbol of the city is Piazza della Signiora or the Plaza della Signoria, where I atano used to celebrate festivals and public competitions. With a Capuccino and a panini from the terrace of the Cafe Rivoire, will enjoy an inspiring perspective of the statues of the plaza, which guide the entrance to the Palazzo Vecchio.

The Ponte Vecchio is another of the many landmarks of the city, lively, busy and brimming with small shops. Florence is a good starting point to discover the Tuscan Sun, placid landscapes, its gastronomy and its wines. Siena is a lovely city, which still preserves its heritage and mediaeval division. The most representative area and center of the life of the city is the Plaza Mayor or Piazza del Campo, crowned by the Gala font. One of its curiosities is that it is tilted. Arezzo, backdrop for life is beautiful (R.Benigni), is a small town and welcoming with a deeply rooted wine culture: Chianti Colli Aretini, Chianti Colli Aretini riserva, Chiati Superiore are, among others, wines of great quality. The cuisine highlights local and hunting products: pappardelle all’aretina, tartufato, pheasant with truffles, scottiglia, resembling our stew and pastas in the area.

In terms of the art include the legend of the true cross from Piero della Francesca frescoes, located in the Church of San Francesco. Lucca is located approximately one hour from Florence, invites the placid life and enjoy good food. Try the Trattoria Da Leo’s family atmosphere. City highlights, Piazza S. Michel, the walls of the Renaissance, very well preserved and the panoramic view from the Guinigi Tower. Auto Europe offers you the possibility of getting to know this wonderful city and explore Tuscany with a car rental in Florence.