Travel and Culture in Tuscany
Firenze is situated on the Appenines slopes, on a plain crossed by the Arno and surrounded by green hills, that are typical of Toscana.
Firenze is the town which gave its own language to Italy, helping her to become a nation and which gave to Europe that unique great season of cultural, artistic and scientific development called Renaissance.
Firenze has got an enormous amount of sculptures, paintings and architectural works of art. In fact they are of great importance and accompany the tourist during his walks through this town, which is run through by the sometimes peaceful, sometimes threatening Arno.
The streets and the roads in Firenze evoke the poetry by Dante, the Renaissance atmosphere and every year welcome almost two million tourists from all over the world.
If you want to reach Firenze by car: from the North of Italy take the motorway A1 Milano-Bologna-Firenze-Roma, that goes on to Naples too.
On the contrary if you arrive from Venice you can take the A13 as far as Bologna and then get onto the already mentioned A1. On the other hand leaving from Genoa the A12 will lead you to Pisa and then you will reach Firenze onto the A11.
The railway line follows the one of the motorway, with the possibility to have links with fast trains from Milan and Bologna.
But if you like flying you can make use of the airport A.Vespucci, a few km far from Firenze.