Florence, Italy, is a picturesque city that’s hailed as being the birthplace of the Renaissance. With an entire historic city center deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site — not to mention a metropolis filled with quaint and romantic hidden spots just waiting to be discovered — this Tuscan paradise is a prime travel destination for many Americans. Here are six reasons why you should plan a trip to one of our favorite cities in the world.
1. The River
Strolling along the river in many cities is a lovely experience, but the riverfront in Florence has an ethereal quality to it, setting the vibe for the entire city — you might say the Arno River breathes life into Florence.