Florence

Firenze, which is also called Florence, Fiorenza, and Florentina is the capital of both the province of Florence and of the region of Tuscany in Italy. It covers an area of around a hundred and two square kilometers and is home to 364779 people, which makes it the city with the most population in the region of Tuscany.

The city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy in the years between 1865 and 1870. It is positioned on the Arno River, and is known the world over for its important and historical contributions to art and architecture in the Middle Ages and during the Renaissance. The city which was the hub of trade and finance in medieval Europe, was ruled for a length period of time by the Medici family, and is considered to be the place where the Italian Renaissance was born. Because of this it was given the title of Athens of the Middle Ages. Because of its importance, the historic centre of Florence was declared to be under the protection of UNESCO in the year 1982.

Geography

The city is placed on the Arno River as well as three other rivers. The geographic position of Florence is quite beautiful, as it forms a basin in the middle of numerous clay hills including Arcetri, Bellosguardo, Fiesole, Careggi, Settinago, and the Poggio Imperiale.

The climate is usually classified as being Meditteranean. But it is actually a city which comes under the classification of the Koppen climate, which means it has a Humid Subtropical climate. The summers are hot and humid with very less rain (which is convectional in type when and if it does rain), and the winters are damp and cool, with infrequent snow.

Tourism

Tuscany has great natural and architectural beauty. There are millions of visitors throughout the year. As a result, the services and distribution activities, so important to the region’s economy, are wide-ranging and well-organised. An example of the services and distribution activities that have evolved in the Tuscan countryside are “Agritourismos”. Agritourism is typical Italian Countryside a phenomenon. Whether you wish to lose yourself in the tuscany countryside or in center of Florence, you can check out dozens of web portal to organize your trip in Italy. You can check out on Trip Advisor, Booking.com or some local accomodation start ups such as Tuscany Accommodations Org to find an accomodation that suit your needs.

Economy

The major industry in Florence is the tourism industry. The tourists in the months between April and October outnumber the local population. Besides tourism, there are certain textile industries located in the North West and north of the city. These employ a large part of the immigrant population.

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