Florence is the capital of Tuscany, a city of art and joie de vivre. Florence is an art historian’s dream. The Galleria dell’Accademia bursts with works by Michelangelo, who is entombed within the frescoed walls of the Basilica di Santa Croce. Budding photographers can snap pics of the Ponte Vecchio bridge, and serious shoppers can spend a blissful afternoon wandering the shops of Piazza Santo Spirito. Tuscan cuisine pays homage to the region’s bounty.
If you can only spare a weekend in this exciting city, this video takes you to the main sightseeing destinations as well as to little-known attractions.