The Italian gem is a paradise for art lovers, historians, foodies, and fashion connoisseurs.
The birthplace of the Italian Renaissance is teeming with famed artworks ranging from Michelangelo’s “David” to “The Birth of Venus” by Botticelli, not to mention its array of classical sights that include the famed Gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, better known as the Duomo.
Aside from its historic offerings, Florence is also famous as the birthplace of some of fashion’s most noted names, including the likes of Gucci, Pucci, Roberto Cavalli, and the Ferragamos.
Head to sights like the Museo Ferragamo, where you can see where Salvatore Ferragamo first set up shop and browse through some 10,000 pairs of shoes that make up the museum’s permanent collection.
Florence is also home to a buzzing food scene, where you can sample everything from fresh mozzarella and pasta to bread and ornate chocolates at locations like the Mercato Centrale.