Last Updated: 10th Mar 2014
Florence (Italian: Firenze) is only a small city on the banks of the Arno River in Italy. The capital of Tuscany, it is easily most famous for being the focal point and home of the Renaissance period of history (late 15th through 17th centuries).
During this time the city was home to the likes of Leonardo Da Vinci, Machiavelli,Michelangelo, Donatello, Botticelli, Lippi and many, many more.
History, art, and culture all combine in almost everything you can see and touch but these days the city is also well know for it fantastic food, shopping and nightlife.