Five Things You Should Know about Florence

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Most of the people who come to Tuscany and look into Tuscany villas for rent will inevitably devote some time to the city of Florence. Florence is the capital city of the Tuscan region and is known first and foremost for its art and museums. The Uffizi Gallery is among the most famous museums in the world as are the Accademia and Bargello, but there are many other museums in the area too that feature works from the most accomplished painters in Italian history. However, beyond the artwork, cathedrals and other things you might have heard of, there’s a lot more to Florence. Here are a few tidbits of information you might not know about the birthplace of the Renaissance:

Travel Is Best in the Spring: Florence is the 72nd most visited city in the world. More than a million tourists will come to Florence in any given year. A majority of these people will come during the summer months. If you want to avoid the crowds but want pleasant weather, Spring might be best. However, even during the winter, the weather isn’t too bad.

You Won’t Get Salt with Your Bread: Like salt in your bread? You won’t be able to get that in Tuscany. Tuscan bread is traditionally made without salt, so you might need to take this into account when eating out.

You’ll Find Something to Wear: The outdoor markets are a perfect place to find that new belt or boots. And what’s more, they welcome negotiations, so you should be able to find something, no matter your budget.

Don’t Call a Bistecca alla Fiorentia a Porterhouse: It’s much more than that; it’s an experience if you can find a good one.

You Won’t Do Everything You Want to: There’s just too much to see and too much to do. If you try to pack it all in, you’ll be missing out on the experience itself. Instead, pick a few things and make it a point to come back again. We’ll be happy to have you as our guests.

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