Villa news -> Florence-Wonderful Destination for the Winter Holidays
The City Hall was Florence was called “ Florentia”. It was a trading post from the very Roman times, but it had also known Etruscan settlements, the Byzantine stronghold was against the Goths and then the lively center of the Carolingian Renaissance. Florence was a very lively town and the scene of bitter struggles between Guelphs and Ghibellines , between " white "and" blacks "was conquered by the Mediciin in the sixteenth century and that of the Habsburgs - Lorraine from the eighteenth. Florence had the dignity of a capital between 1864 and 1870 and, finally, after a hard rebellion fomented anti-fascist,it met the release of 21 August 1944. In 1966 it suffered serious damage by the flood of November. It is impossible to list all the vestiges of that past but we can mention a lot of beautiful attractions as: the Cathedral ( Duomo ), the Baptistery ( Baptistery of Florence ), the Giotto bell Tower , the basilica of S. Lorenzo and Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce and again: the Orsanmichele , Fort Belvedere , the Boboli Gardens , the Loggia of the Signoria , the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, the Strozzi Palace , the Palazzo Vecchio , the Uffizi Gallery , of the Pitti Palace , the Hospital of the Innocents , of Careggi Medici Villa of Castello , the Petraia , or renounce the magical evocation of the Old Bridge.
Renting one of the most beautiful villas of the Tuscany region and visiting Florence will make your winter holidays the most interesting and full of unforgettable moments. It's wealth of resources and stimuli associated with a trend paradoxically turn in on itself, but is also opens to cultural exchanges with other parts of the world and especially to the flow of tourists for the benefit of the many events that move them to the succession of day and seasons. The Patron Saint John the Baptist is celebrated on June 24. Twinning: Reims (France) from 1954 (the oldest is the twinning of Tuscany), Kassel (Germany) since 1958, Fez (Morocco) since 1961, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA) since 1964, Edinburgh (Scotland, UK) from 1965 , Kyoto (Japan) since 1965, Kiev (Ukraine) since 1967, Dresden (Germany) since 1978, Nanjing (China) since 1980, Kuwait City (Kuwait) since 1991, Salvador de Bahia (Brazil) since 1991, Sydney (Australia) from 1991, Turku (Finland) in 1992, Asmara (Eritrea) since 1992. They are decorated with a gold medal for bravery for their participation in the resistance. Another decoration is that of a gold medal for the civil valor for the tragic days of 1966, when the city was sorely tried by the flood that moved all over the world. The city gave birth to Verrocchio, the Botticellito, Cellini , to Brunelleschi, and especially to Dante , who has long courted because of his sad exile. They were born in Florence: Guido Cavalcanti , Donatello , Aldo Palazzeschi, the commanders and explorers such as Francesco Ferrucci and Amerigo Vespucci , as well as lawyers, politicians, historians like Machiavelli , Guicciardini , Capponi , Ricasoli , Calamandrei . They tied their names to the city. Among them there were other well-known characters, like Savonarola , Boccaccio , and countless others. Due to all these Florence continues to attract thousands of visitors each year. It can be a wonderful touristic destination especially now for your winter holidays. Renting one of the villas of the Tuscany region will grant you the most picturesque views, the most interesting events and the best opportunity to drink the region’s tasty wine and to taste the delicious Italian food. Your Christmas or New Year will be fantastic.