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Florence is the most beautiful city in Europe. This is just my opinion. I am half Italian so I am somewhat bias in my pick. There are so many beautiful buildings and vistas that no other city can compare.

 

 

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Run away from the steaming summer cities, discover the close and hidden beauty of the Valdarno in Tuscany (the Valley of the river Arno north east to Florence): refreshing woods, soft hillsides, beautifully restored traditional country houses (often with swimming pools), great Tuscan food … And some of the world finest and best known art towns (Arezzo, Florence, Siena …) Book now your farm house or your apartment in Tuscany!

This 3 star hotel in Florence is located in a peaceful position in the city centre, just a few steps away from the Cathedral in Piazza del Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. It is also only 5 minutes away from the station. As far as parking places are concerned, garage facilities may also be arranged. This clearly privileged position represents an ideal starting-point for visiting museums of Florence, making purchases in the most elegant shops of the city and taking part in conferences and seminars.

The 4 star Hotel is located in the centre of Florence, it is located in a prestigious palace of late XIXth century, now completely renewed. The high comfort level, the elegant old Florence style furniture, the precious marbles, wooden boiseries and the fresco-painted ceilings let hotel guests enjoy the charming atmosphere of the 19th century Florence. The Hotel is air conditioned and equipped with all the modern technologies.

In the heart of the historical center, overlooking the charming Piazza Antinori, lies the building where the Hotel De La Ville is now located, one of the most prestigious and famous facilities in Florence. Nearby the main attractions: Duomo, Old bridge, Uffizi gallery... This 4 star hotel has always been a point of reference for famous guests including aristocratic Florentine families, politicians, and famous cultural and entertainment figures, drawn by the elegant and luxurious ambiance and top quality services which are offered to them.

This bed and breakfast near Florence, once a 15-th century villa, is located in the midst of the green hills surrounding Florence. It’s an unique accomodation for an unforgettable stay. The beautiful position in the Tuscan landscape is very appreciated even by Florentines, an ideal place to relax and to meditate upon the fascinating historic sites of Florence. The Locanda can be easily reached by urban bus, private car park is available.

This 5 star hotel in Florence is located in the center of Florence, surrounded by streets of dazzling shops and artisan boutiques and only 100 meters from the Arno river which will take you to Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi museum and all major tourist and cultural attractions which can easily be reached on foot. The hotel is strategically located near the train station (8 minutes on foot) and if coming by car, you can conveniently park in our underground garage with an elevator bringing you directly to the Hotel's main hall.

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WELCOME TO ABOUT FLORENCE

Dear visitor, Welcome to aboutflorence.com
This non-commercial website offers interesting and useful information about one of the most beautiful city in the world, Florence (Italy). We have collected for you the most precious historical and practical information available:

NEW IN ABOUT FLORENCE:
25/07/05 About Florence finally in German. "Über Florenz: Ihr Touristenführer für Florenz". Informationen über die Stadt Florenz: Geschichte, Kultur, Hotels, Stadtpläne und vieles mehr.
15/07/05
Guided tours of Florence: find information about Florence guided tours and visits. You can now book your guided tour and visit in Florence with us: city sightseeing, florence walking tours, guided visit to Accademy Gallery and Uffizi Gallery and much more...
05/05/05
Study Abroad in Florence: added information about Art Courses in Florence, for students who are interested in drawing, painting, watercolour and history of italian art courses in Florence.
07/04/05
Events in Florence: added information about the Florence Internationl Music Festival, a festival designed especially for young talented musicians from all over the world.
04/02/05
Are searching for information about the city of Siena? Now is finally online Aboutsiena.com, your tourist guide to Siena.
31/01/05
Florence Cinemas: Your guide to what's playing in Florence movie theaters. An update and complete list of all movies in Florence.

02/12/04
About Florence finally in Italian. "Visita La tua guida a Firenze in italiano".
16/11/04
Florence Museums Ticket Reservations: book your visit to a Florence Museum with us;
28/10/04 Book accomodation in Florence: find and book your hotels, B&B and apartments in Florence with us.

ABOUT FLORENCE, ITALY: here you can find all general information about the "city of florence", as the history of the city, the art and the culture of Florence as well as his famous peoples. Here you can also find information about the economy of the city, the most important events in Florence besides to the folkloristic one;

INFORMATION: Discover the city of Florence having a look at the monuments and museums, walking through our suggested itineraries and having a break in its beautiful parks and gardens, or, if you prefer, choose among our collections of Florence Virtual Tours. If you like to discover local food and drink have a look at the Florentine cuisine. Would you like to bring home a local souvenir? Don't forget to take note of the local typical markets of Florence, and, above of all, don't forget to make an excursion in the Florence' environs: visiting Tuscany and its beautiful cities like Siena, Pisa or Lucca.

TOURISTIC GUIDE: Are you planning to go to Florence? Here you'll find some very useful information for your staying in the city. Before leaving discover how to move to/from/inside Florence, find an hotels or an accomodation, take note of the places where to get information about the city once in Florence, look at the useful maps and at the always updated weather situation of Florence. You'd probably like to know where to make shopping, where to do sport and fitness and finally where to spend the night in Florence, dancing or going to theatre. Do you want more? Then attend an italian language course and learn the italian language and culture better than ever.

ADDRESSES: Here there are come useful address for any convenience or need: emergency number , location of the consulates, where to rent a bike. And if in your accomodation doesn't offer a washing machine, then you'll find very helpful this list of wash & dry in Florence. Obviously... we can't forget a list of Internet Points in Florence :)

Where to beign? Let's give a look to this Florence Art Map Guide (generously given by Firenze by Net)

About Florence, Italy: Florence Art Map THE "CATHEDRAL", THE "CUPOLA" AND THE "CAMPANILE DI GIOTTO" THE "BASILICA OF SAN LORENZO" ANT THE "CAPPELLE MEDICEE GALLERY OF THE "HOSPITAL OF THE INNOCENTS" of SS.ANNUNZIATA THE MUSEUM OF "SAN MARCO" The Town of Florence, Italy "SAN MINIATO AL MONTE" THE "PITTI PALACE" "PALAZZO VECCHIO" THE "UFFIZI GALLERY"

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Trenitalia is the official online train timetable of Italy. You can buy tickets online and search the database for trains and ferries from and to anywhere in Italy (including the most important connections to other European cities). Site in 4 languages, including English.
The website of Alitalia, with flight schedules, fares and ticketing (in Italian and English)

Portals and sites on tourism in Italy
The website of ENIT, the Italian Tourism Board. With pages on nature, arts, history, accommodation, links to tourist offices, travel agencies etc.
The official website of the Italian Government Tourist Board in North America offers lots of reliable and accurate information on travelling to and within Italy, as well as a comprehensive list of USA and Canadian tour operators specializing in Italy. Website in English only.
The ENIT website also has a map of Italy with the list of all the major cities and information, for each one, about hotels, events and museums.
Discoveritalia www.discoveritalia.com is one of the most comprehensive touristic site over Italy, featuring relevant information and providing original trips to first-time as well as experienced travellers to Italy. Discoveritalia enjoys the sound, 100 year-old approach for map-based information originally in the De Agostini Group as well as the wealthy database of touristic content built on decades of business activity.
The City is a comprehensive portal to the websites of all Italian cities. The links are divided by section. In Italian only.
ItaliaPlease is a portal on tourism in Italy, in Italian and English
The home page of the Touring Club Italiano (in Italian, short summary in English).
Italy Online is an online touristic guide on Italy, complete with three search options (by province, by region, by itinerary)
Primitaly is a project devoted to the promotion of tourism in Italy, with pages on every Italian region and information on events, hotels, and more. Site in Italian only.
An extensive list of links to sites about tourism in Italy can be found in the website of Tourism in Italy
Il Giroscopio features over 1,000 pages on tourism in Italy and a powerful search engine.
The Italian Tourist Web Guide
Windows on Italy provides descriptions and information in English on all the 20 Italian regions
From Italy offers tourist information on every Italian region
Italia Turismo features hundreds of addresses of hotels, farm hotels, etc., as well as some itineraries along Italian regions.
 
Select Italy represents a unique source for all things Italian

 

Students & Youth:
the website of CTS, the Student and Youth Travel Association
The home page of the Italian Youth Hostels Association
 
Camping: A guide to camping in Italy, indexed by region
 
Sailing: the site of the Pagine Azzurre (Blue Pages) offers weather reports and detailed, up-to-date information about ports, harbours and marinas of Italy, as well as on many other aspects of sailing around Italy (in Italian)

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Tourist Sites by Region
A comprehensive, easy-to-use portal on Italian regions and cities is katalogo (in Italian)
Abruzzo
The tourist information pages of the Regione Abruzzo's official site
A nice site on Abruzzo's culture and natural resources is Abruzzo Home Page (in Italian)
A comprehensive guide on the Abruzzo region can be found at Abruzzo Citta' (in Italian only)
Basilicata
An informative website on Basilicata, formerly known as Lucania (in Italian)
Welcome to Basilicata (in Italian)
The page on tourism in the website of the City of Potenza (in Italian)
Matera is a site devoted to the city in Basilicata (in Italian)
Calabria
The tourist pages in the official website of the Regione Calabria
Cala Web is a site dedicated to Calabria and its tourist attractions (in Italian)
Calabria Online offers pages on history, travel, accommodation and more -- all in Calabria (in Italian)
The website of Strettoweb allows you to watch live the Strait of Messina and the sea-front promenade of Reggio Calabria
Campania
Turismo in Campania features photo galleries, tourist information and even many traditional Neapolitan songs!
Agendaonline - Campania is a portal containing lots of information on tourism in Campania, including lists of hotels, restaurants and cultural events in many cities (in Italian)
Naples: the tourism page of the City of Naples' official website (in Italian and partially in English)
Emilia-Romagna
The tourism page of the Regione Emilia-Romagna's official website
Emilia Romagna TravelNet offers information on all aspects of touring the region
Romagnatourist.it provides information on the Romagna part of the region (in Italian)
Appenninobolognese.it provides useful tourist information on the region of the Bologna Appennines
Bologna: Bologn@Turismo is part of the City of Bologna's official website
Friuli Venezia-Giulia
The tourism page of the Regione Friuli's official website (Italian)
Made in Friuli (Italian)
A repertory of links about tourism in Friuli can be found at www.friuli.net (in Italian)
Friuli.net has good province-by-province tourist information, complete with photos and maps (in Italian)
Trieste: The official website of the Tourism Promotion Board of Trieste
 
Lazio
Turismo nel Lazio offers, among other, information on museums and catacombs, plus several sets of links (partly in English)
Il Lazio is a site with tourist information on the region (in Italian)
A website devoted to Tuscia, the region of and around Viterbo
Rome:
The tourism page of the City of Rome's official website
Romexplorer is an exhaustive site on Rome's tourist attractions, resources and utilities
Romeguide A comprehensive online guide to the Eternal City
The Roma 2000 site was "born to give information to tourists on the services and artistic heritage of Rome"
Roma For You is a useful site with a searchable database of news, events, museums, attractions, restaurants,... (in Italian)
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Liguria
Liguria Turismo is the touristic site of the Regione Liguria
A guide to Liguria on the Internet is in the portal on travel site of World66.com
Liguriainrete is the site of FEMCregional agency for the promotion of tourism
A guide on the renowned Riviera dei Fiori
Cinque Terre:
A site on the Cinque Terre
The homepage of the Cinque Terre Tourist Association
Genova: A tourist guide on Genova (in Italian)
 
Lombardia
Description and info on Lombardia can be found in the official website of the Regione Lombardia
For cultural events and tourist attractions in the region, you can consult the website of the Regione Lombardia's cultural network (in Italian)
A list of interesting links on tourism in Lombardia can be found within the site of the University of Pavia
Milan:
the Milan Internet Directory
an exhaustive online guide to places and events in Milan is available at milano in (in Italian)
 
Marche
The page on tourism of the official website of Regione Marche
Guidamarche is an online guide to the region (English version upcoming)
A really exhaustive and informative website on Marche is the Marche Voyager, with info on all aspects of the region and its cities
Marche net's website contains lots of information (not only on tourism) about the central Italian region (in Italian)
Ancona: the page on Ancona from the Guidamarche website
Molise

Idea Molise features lots of tourist information about Molise, as well as a list of links to other interesting sites (in Italian)
A list of the Tourist Board offices in Molise can be found in the site of the Italian Tourist Web Guide
Welcome to Molise offers information on Molise's history, culture and traditions

Piemonte
The English version of the official website of the Regione Piemonte, with information for tourists and more
Piemonte online is a zine on Piedmont
Itinerari - Piemonte Turismo e Cultura offers a searchable database of over 4000 entries on Piedmont
A list of Piedmont's natural parks and reserves (with links). In Italian.
A website on farm holidays in Piedmont
Turin: Turismo Torino is the tourism section in the City of Torino's official website
 
Puglia
The site of Itinera Web has plenty of information on tourism, culture and art in Puglia
Tourist information is also available in the Apulia Tourist Guide
www.apulia.com helps you explore Puglia's traditions, resources and tourist attractions
Welcome to Apulia: virtual tour, tourist guide and links to hotels in Puglia
Bari: The tourist pages in the official website of the City of Bari
 
Sardinia
About Sardinia.it is a search engine and a portal on Sardinia (in Italian)
Another portal on Sardinia is Il Portale Sardo (in Italian)
Sardegna Net has information about tourist activities, resorts and sailing tours in and around the island
A guide to bed and breakfast in Sardinia
The website of the Sardinian Association of Tourist Industries
A comprehensive list of links on Sardinia is available at Sardinia on the web (partly in English)
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Sicily
The pages for tourists on the Regione Sicilia's official website
Sicily in detail offers plenty of information about tourism on the island, its cities, history and more
The tourist information pages within the Sikelia website
A good and exhaustive tourist guide online is Best of Sicily
Palermo:
Information on Sicily's capital are available at the Sicily for tourists site
A portal on Palermo is Palermo Web (in Italian)
Taormina: Gate 2 Taormina is an exhaustive and well-arranged site on the famous tourist area of Taormina

 

Trentino-Alto Adige
www.hallo.com is the official website on tourism in Alto Adige/South Tyrol
The home page of the Agency for the Promotion of Tourism in Trentino
All you need to know on skiing in Alto Adige is available at www.ski-ferien.com (in Italian)
A website on the Dolomites (in Italian)
Dolomiti Superski offers all the information you need on this wonderful system allowing users to ski in 12 different regions of the Dolomites with the same skipass
 
Tuscany
Tourism in Tuscany is the official touristic site of the Regione Toscana. Pages include artistic heritage, accommodation, history, weather etc.
Toscanaturismo features tourist information and especially info on farm holidays in the region.
Plenty of links about Tuscany can be found in the site of La Toscana sul web (in Italian)
Toscana News Magazine: culture and tourism in Tuscany (in Italian)
Tuscanyland has information on Tuscany and a clickable map
Riviera Toscana offers lots of information on the Tuscan Riviera
a good site to view thousands of images of Arezzo and its region, and learn about its history (in Italian only)
Florence:
The pages for tourists in the City of Florence's website
Florence online
 
Siena:
Grand Tour is a site on Siena and its region
The home page of the City of Siena (in Italian)
 
Pisa: Discover Pisa is the tourist information section from the City of Pisa's website
San Gimignano:the home page of the City of San Gimignano (in Italian)
Elba Island: Elbalink gives you information on all you need to know to spend a holiday in the Tuscan archipelago
 
Umbria
Welcome to Umbria is the tourist section of Umbria's official website
A comprehensive site on Umbria, its cities and more is Benvenuti in Umbria
Umbria Tourism is an online tourist guide to the region, with plenty of information on different aspects
Perugia: Perugia Online is a comprehensive site on tourism in Perugia
Assisi: a useful tourist resource for tourism in Assisi
Bella Umbria Italy provides detailed illustrated descriptions town by town, with notes on its sights, events, itineraries and last minute. Listings for hotels, country houses, restaurants, theaters and museums. Any Umbria typical product you are looking for, you will find it here: food, art reproductions, antiques, ceramics and books about the region.
Valle d'Aosta
The tourist section from the official website of the Regione Valle d'Aosta (in Italian and French)
Valle d'Aosta online is a guide to cultural events in the north-western Italian region (in Italian)
A description of every valley in the region is available at Valle d'Aosta (in Italian)
Cervinia: Breuil - Cervinia features information on skiing (and more) in Valtournenche
 
Veneto
The tourist section in the official website of Regione Veneto
The Regional Information System for Tourism has information on museums, hotels and cultural events in Veneto (in Italian)
Venetoimage.com features info on history, geography, economy and culture of Veneto
Venice:
the official site of the Tourist Board of Venice
Venetia is a resourceful website for tourists
Venice for visitors allows you to access over 200 pages of illustrated articles and annotated web links
Tourist information on Venice is available at the Doge of Venice's site
A site dedicated to the works underway to protect Venice and the lagoon is SAL.VE
An interesting site is Jewish Venice. Also, the official site of the Jewish Community of Venice is worth visiting (the site is the result of a collaboration between the Jewish Community of Venice and of Vancouver).

 

 

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