About the area:
Florence, capital of the region of Tuscany, bustles with industry and craft, commerce and culture, art and science. The city is one of Italy's most atmospheric and pleasant, retaining a strong resemblance to the small late-medieval center that contributed so much to the cultural and political development of Europe. Its formidable galleries and treasure-crammed churches attest to the Florentine love of display. Florence maintains an elegant appearance, its skyline, all russet rooftops and lofty domes, is indeed picturesque.