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Florence is famous for its history. A centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family, and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city was also the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy. The historic centre of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year, and Euromonitor International ranked the city as the world's 72nd most visited in 2009, with 1,685,000 visitors. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the city is noted for its history, culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace, amongst others, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics.
Audrey Hepburn in the famous scene in which she rides a Vespa on the Roman roads with Gregory Peck, in "Roman Holidays...
When in Rome, don’t do as the Romans do
Tuesday, March 28TH, 2017 by Anna De Filippo
bad habits in Italy
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. This famous English saying encourages people to behave like locals and adapt to local customs and habits when visiting a place. This is important if one wants to avoid awkward situations, however, even if it is certainly nice to integrate with local people...
Romantic Places in Rome
Monday, October 17TH, 2016 by
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 The 5 Most Romantic Places in Rome   Bridge on the Tiber River. Romantic Rome Ph. depositphoto.com/feferoni   If you're travelling to Rome with your partner, there are 5 incredibly romantic places you will not want to miss, especially if you visit the Eternal City during the...
Best Restaurants in Rome
Wednesday, April 01TH, 2015 by
best restaurants rome
Updated April 2015!   Every year, the famous culinary magazine-website-publishing house Il Gambero Rosso publishes a series of "best of restaurants": from best eateries in each of the main cities in Italy, to the top ten of, say, cheap-and-cheerful cafés, Il Gambero...
Rome in a Nutshell
Thursday, October 30TH, 2014 by
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Travel Diary Rome 2011, July     They say that there are certain sense memories we carry with us throughout our lives. I always thought that was a beautiful idea, however, it had never happened to me.   At least, not until I returned to Italy.   We were on the train,...
Rome on a Budget
Saturday, August 30TH, 2014 by
rome budget
If you're like me,  you've dreamed of seeing Rome like a movie star, staying in the Grand Hotel and dining in the best restaurants. But if, again like me, you don't exactly have a rock star budget,  fear not: there are less expensive ways to enjoy this amazing city. In many...
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy
Saturday, March 02TH, 2013 by
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   Carla Bruni Sarkozy on the catwalk in her youth and today Ph. flickr/Hot Gossip Italia   Carla Bruni has worn a lot of hats in her life: heiress, supermodel, singer, mother and First Lady among them. Famous for her good looks, natural talent, and a penchant for dating equally well known men...

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Florence is famous for its history. A centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family, and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city was also the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy. The historic centre of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year, and Euromonitor International ranked the city as the world's 72nd most visited in 2009, with 1,685,000 visitors. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the city is noted for its history, culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace, amongst others, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics.