Florence (Firenze), the capital city of the region of Tuscany in Italy, lies on the Arno River and has a population of around 400,000 people. A centre of European trade and finance during the late middle ages, the city contributed so much to the cultural and political development of Europe. Florence is famous for its striking buildings, formidable galleries and treasure-crammed churches. The historic centre of FLorence has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1982.

01 Front view 02 Cupola 03 Detail of facade 04 Detail of facade 05 Bell tower 06 Front view
07 Duomo interior 08 Wall hanging 09 Front view 10 View from tower 11 View from tower 12 Cupola
13 Front view 14 Front view 15 Front view at night 01 Palazzo Vecchio 02 Fountain of Neptune 03 Piazza della Signoria
04 Tower 05 Balcony on Palazzo Vecchio 06 Palazzo Vecchio inner court with bronze statue 07 Marble statue in Loggia della Signoria 08 Marble statue in Loggia della Signoria 09 Uffizi gallery and Palazzo Vecchio
10 Uffizi gallery 11 Palazzo Vecchio at night 12 Palazzo Vecchio at night 13 Tower 14 Fountain of Neptune at night 15 Uffizi gallery at night
16 Uffizi gallery 17 Narrow alley at night 01 Palazzo Pitti 02 Main entrance 03 Pitti palace
04 Pitti palace inner court 05 Boboli gardens 06 Pitti palace 07 Boboli gardens 08 Boboli gardens
09 Boboli gardens 01 Arno river 02 Arno riverfront 03 Arno river 04 Tuscany hills
05 View of cathedral and Palazzo Vecchio 06 View of cathedral and Palazzo Vecchio 07 Panorama view of Florence 08 Panorama view of Florence
09 Panorama view of Florence 10 Palazzo Vecchio 11 View of Florence 12 View of Florence 13 Street with cafe
14 Baptistery (Battistero) 15 Arno river and Ponte Vecchio 16 Arno river 17 Arno river
01 Santa Croce basilica 02 Italian pastries 03 Italian cakes and pastries 04 Italian ham and cheese sandwiches 05 Italian ice cream parlour
06 Italian ice cream 07 Street intersection 08 Pedestrian area 09 Cookies shop 10 Lungarno street 11 Cafe balcony
12 S. Giovanni square 13 Lingerie and underwear shop 14 Cafe 15 Snack bar 16 Jeweller shop window on Ponte Vecchio
17 Pedestrian area at night 18 Pedestrian area at night 19 Statue of Dante Alighieri
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