16The Italian Renaissance began in the popular city of Florence. For more than 250 years, it was the main hub of the culture, economy, and politics in Italy. Florence is now the capital of Tuscany and the most populated city in the region. Popularly known as the “Athens of the Middle Age”, its history is one of the most popular throughout the world. The historic significance of the city is as such that it now attracts millions of tourists every year. From its culture, monuments, art, museums, to its architecture, Florence has a lot to offer to every type of visitor.
If you are searching for the best places to visit in Florence, the list is pretty extensive. But to name a few places, ensure that you definitely visit Santa Maria del Fiore, Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Galleria dell’Accademia, Basilica di San Lorenzo, Boboli Gardens, and Piazzale Michelangelo. Rest assured that every other street in the city has something marvelous to offer. There is no shortage of accommodations or ways to move through the city.
The city has a transitional Mediterranean climate with sunny summers and mild winters. Rainfall is generally observed around the autumn between August and December. If warm and comfortable weather is what you like during your holidays, visit Florence between April and June. September too is great for its cool evenings but some rains are typical in this month. If you are fine with the summer temperature, the period between July and August can be great too.