Florence was voted the best city in Europe in this year’s Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. The capital city of Tuscany has taken the top spot for the last 11 years.
Cities were ranked by Travel and Leisure readers based on a variety of factors that include a destination’s landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and overall value. The birthplace of the Renaissance, the city attracts millions of tourists each year. You can get lost in the city’s numerous museums and art galleries, – Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Pitti etc.
“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.”
Florence is also the native home of gelato so there is no reason not to fall in love with this gorgeous city. Here are some quotes that perfectly describe Florence:
“To see the sun sink down, drowned on his pink and purple and golden floods, and overwhelm Florence with tides of color that make all the sharp lines dim and faint and turn the solid city to a city of dreams, is a sight to stir the coldest nature.” – Mark Twain
“I think people in Italy live their lives better than we do. It’s an older country, and they’ve learned to celebrate dinner and lunch, whereas we sort of eat as quickly as we can to get through it.” – George Clooney
“Visiting Florence was like attending a surprise party every day.” – Jennifer Coburn, author
“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” – Guiseppe Verdi
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