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"The City of Character"

Florence Tourism

Florence is the capital city of Tuscany and the Metropolitan City of Florence. This city is endowed with rich historical and cultural heritage. Located between Piedmont and the Coastal Regions of South Carolina, this is the largest city in the North-east part of South Carolina. The Arno river flows through this city. The township in Florence was initially established as a terminal for railroads. The city boasts of wonderful theatrical performances, ballet company, and many such art and heritage and simultaneously preserves the comfort of a close-knit townships with parks and streets lined with trees. The hospitable nature of the people of the South and soothing beauty makes it a must-visit location for the tourists visinting Italy.

Florence is one of the centres of Renaissance culture, and continues to be a centre for international trade, culture and fashion as well. The city balances a rich and fascinating history with modern attractions and a cosmopolitan environment. From historical ruins, well-preserved churches, breathtaking architecture to the latest attractions, the city blend history with the electric current of modern times like no other. Whether you want hundred year old paintings or the freshest fashion off the runway, Florence has it all! The people here are friendly, and you'll enjoy spending hours and hours of your holiday walking about it's beautiful streets filled with a hundrend different knick knacks, experiencing the kind attention of helpful locals to give you an amazing holiday experince.

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Currency in Florence

Euro is the only currency which can be used in Florence. You need to exchange your currency into Euro as Italy had changed their curreny to Euro in 1999.

Exchanging Money in Florence

There are numerous exchange booths located near airports, railway stations and other places. They are available at any pointof time but seeks more rates than the banks. The most omfortable option is a bank which will offer you exchanged Euros at nominal rates.

Daily Budget for Florence

If you are in for a budget trip EUR 42 should be enough for a person which includes three meals, trips arouund the city and accommodation in a hostel with some refrshing alcohol. However, for a more comfortable one you need to spend EUR 58 with a better accommodation facility.

Religion of Florence

Like the rest of Italy, Florence is majorly Christian.

Florence Customs

While dress codes are usually not an issue in Florence, remember to wear appropriate attire when you're visiting churches. You may see them as a tourist attraction, but it is a religious monument and you need to wear clothes that show that respect. When sitting down to eat, don't be impolite to the serving staff, or rush them. While drinking wine is accepted, behaving intoxicated is not. It is a good practice to round up the bill when calculating tips to serving staff.

Language of Florence

The local inhabitants speak in Italian in a dialect popularly called Florentine. The dialect can be easily related to the present Italian. The Florentine dialect is a type of Tuscan language generally used by the upper-caste people settled in Florence. The modern day Italian is an adaptation of Tuscan dialect. Being a parent language, you can comfortably comprehend Florentine if you are aware of Italian as they have minor differences among them. However, German, English, French, Spanish are also spoken in the city.

History of Florence

The city of Florence was initially a part of the Great Roman Empire. Between 14th to 16th century, this city was the most important seat of economical, political and cultural developments. It served as the origin for the Italian Renaissance. The currency of Florence popularly known as the gold florin served the economic and industrial development of the entirety of Europe. The noble family of Medici was settled in Florence as well. Teeming with historic significance since the early 14th century, this city has evolved to preserve a variety of art and culture, art being the truest essence of the city. During the Second World War, this city had experienced German rule. Later the Germans were driven out by the Allied powers. The present township started as junction of railroads connecting various cities. Florence is named after Florence Harrllee who was the daughter of owner of the Railway Company.

Nightlife in Florence

Italy has some of the best clubs and bars to enjoy the brilliant nightlife. Florence being a destination for students, has the most amazing nightlife. The peak hours lie between 2:00 to 4:00, when the entire city comes to life. Enjoy bar hopping as you come across various kinds of people. However, do remember that the clubs are not cheap. Some won't even let you enter if you aren't properly decked-up! You must pay a visit to Naima which is crowded with international students and hipsters, and the interesting Club Twice located on Piazza Santa Croce.

Shopping in Florence

Florence will never dissapoint you on your shopping spree. From designer clothes, souveniers for family and friends, to good wine, this place is perfect for any kind of shopping. To enjoy the essence of italian fashion, go to Via Tornabouni which is filled with luxury shopping materials and designer stores. Via maggio close to Pitti Palace and Vis de' Fossi in the vicinity of Santa Maria Novella is well reputed for the beautiful antique collections. San Lorenzo Market will satiate your leather collections while shopping for brands will lead you to Via dei Calzaiuoli.

Restaurants and Local Food in Florence

Enjoying a good delicacy and wine is typical in Florence. You can taste some of the best Italian delicacies by the streets. Gorge on the delicious Gelato local to this place. The wine here is to die for and you can get Pizza and Pasta at reasonable rates in the restauranrs. Explore the rustic local variety of the Italian cuisine as you walk up and down exploring the small city.
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How To Reach Florence

Florence can be reached smoothly in a plane. Else you can also reach the city by the popular railway facility.

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