There’s a reason why Florence, and not any other town in Italy, has been the catalyst of geniuses of all times, such as Brunelleschi, Leonardo, Botticelli, Michelangelo, or exceptional statesmen and bankers of all ages, such as the Medici Family.
It is also not a case that the italian language stems from the Florentine one – though it’s hard to believe it when listening to its exhilarating dialect today- or that the ”Florin” currency coined here during the 13th century became the trade coin across the whole Old Continent.
However, there is more beyond the marvelous monuments and art museums proudly treasuring the roots of culture, science, finance, art and crafts that have made Florence the cradle of beauty, as well as the forerunner to modern progress and economic success throughout the centuries.
From the secrets of the Cupola del Brunelleschi to the skills of the local artisans at the Oltrarno districts, through little alleys with curious names, as far as the Arno banks with the shining jewellery bridge or the mouthwatering kiosks at the Central Market, every single corner has a story to tell, a secret to disclose and… a lesson to teach.
As if this is not enough, you will be surprised by a new unconventional Florence to be discovered as an outdoor destination.