Category: Florence

  • 40 Amazing Facts about Florence

    40 Amazing Facts about Florence

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  • Florence Statistics and figures

    Florence Statistics and figures

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    Florence In Numbers About [su_table] Population 379,122 2014 Country Italy 2017 Region Tuscany 2017 Province Florence (FI) 2017 Time zone CET, UTC+1 2017 Dialing code 055 2017 Postal code 50100 2017 Patron Saint John the Baptist 2017 Coordinates 43°46′18″N 11°15′13″E / 43.77167, 11.25361 2017 [/su_table] Gender Ratio  [su_table] Population By Gender Males 179,225 2016 Females…

  • Palazzo Pitti

    Palazzo Pitti

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    The Palazzo Pitti also known as the Pitti Palace, positioned on the south side of the River Arno, short distance walk from the Ponte Vecchio. The palace can be dated back to 1458 and was originally the residence of Luca Pitti, who was a Florentine Banker. In 1549 the Famous Medici Family bought the Palace…

  • Uffizi Gallery

    Uffizi Gallery

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    The Uffizi building which houses the Uffizi Gallery dates back to 1560, built by Giorgio Vasari for Cosimo I de’ Medici, to house the Granducal Magistratures of Tuscany. Uffizi is one of the first modern museums which opened to visitors in 1765 and formally becoming a museum in 1865 and currently the most visited Gallery in Italy. After…

  • Ponte Vecchio Medieval Stone Bridge

    Ponte Vecchio Medieval Stone Bridge

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    The Ponte Vecchio is a medieval stone bridge, located over the Arno river, in Florence, the bridge connects the city centre with the district of Oltrarno. Another name for The Ponte Vecchio is “Old Bridge”. The old bridge dates back to 966 and was reconstructed in 1345 due to a flood which destroyed it, in the 16th…

  • Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze

    Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze

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    The Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze also known as Gallery of the Academy of Florence is an Art Museum located in Florence. It’s well known for the Michelangelo’s sculpture David, it was founded in 1784 by Pietro Leopoldo, who is the Grand Duke of Tuscany. The Museum also has other sculptures by Michelangelo and a large…

  • Florence Cathedral

    Florence Cathedral

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    Florence Cathedral is dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore and designed by  Arnolfo di Cambio and construction began in 1296 had finished in 1368, it took 72 years to build. The Cathedral is fully covered by coloured marbles except for the façade that remained unfinished and was terminated only in the 19th century. A number of areas…

  • Photographs of Florence

    Photographs of Florence

    Florence a beautiful city once a wealthy city, it has slowly became a famous tourist spot, with over 10 million people visiting the city every year, it’s the capital city of Tuscany region, known for its masterpieces of renaissance art and architecture. Information and Statistics  Elevation 50 m Area: 102.41 km2 Time zone CET (UTC+1) Official site:…