Florence contains an exceptional artistic patrimony, glorious testimony to its secular civilization.Cimabue and Giotto, the fathers of Italian painting, lived here, along with Arnolfo and Andrea Pisano, reformists of architecture and sculpture; Brunelleschi Donatello and Masaccio, founders of the Renaissance; Ghiberti and the Della Robbia; Filippo Lippi and l'Angelico; Botticelli and Paolo Uccello; the universal geniuses Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo.. Their works, along with those of many generations of artists up to the masters of the present century, are gathered in the city's many museums. In Florence, thanks to Dante, the Italian language was born; with Petrarch and Boccaccio literary studies were affirmed; with Humanism the philosophy and values of classical civilization were revived; with Machiavelli modern political science was born; with Guicciardini, historical prose; and with Galileo, modern experimental science. Up to the time of Charlemagne, Florence was a university town. Today it includes many specialized institutes and is an international cultural center. Academies, art schools, scientific institutes and cultural centers all contribute to the city's intense activity.
Florence is synonymous with shopping too: the city is without any doubt one of the most important center of the Italian fashion.Walking in the prestigious streets of the Florence, the streets of shopping center you will find many shops, and many showrooms of famous designers from Italy. Take a tour also in the Outlet and Stockhouse Florentine, where you will find quality at the right price!