To experience Florence is to experience a slice of the Renaissance era of western history. Much of the spectacular architecture of that pivotal period in history remains unchanged, in a very good way.
The richness of the architecture isn’t too ornate and overdone, it is just ornate enough to be inspiring even in today’s busy world. Florence is an art lover’s paradise, with paintings, sculpture, statuary, and architecture busting at the city’s seams. A holiday in Florence is a trip back in time, but yet an opportunity to appreciate where architecture, engineering, science, and advanced thought began, all while experiencing the beauty, culture, cuisine, and attitude that is ideally Italian.