Travel guide over Florence sights

Old Bridge (Ponte Vecchio).
The old bridge over the Arno River named Ponte Vecchio is known as one of the main places of interest in Florence. The image of the bridge can be found in almost all the postcards featuring Florence and its sights. This bridge is one of the main tourist places of interest of the city. By the way, Ponte Vecchio is also the oldest bridge in Florence, on either side of which visitors will see rows of medieval buildings. One can notice the bridge only when standing directly on it. At that time, there was so little space inside the city walls that houses were built everywhere, even on bridges. Ponte Vecchio is the best proof. Nowadays, this is the place where visitors can buy gold, silver, and jade, and enjoy the view from the bridge to the Arno. In the centre of the Ponte Vecchio, visitors will find a monument dedicated to Benvenuto Cellini, a famous sculptor and jeweller. He was considered the person who embodied pride and glory of Florence. … Further

Cuisine and best restaurants in Florence

Meat dishes can make a good alternative to seafood. Fish and meat dishes are usually ordered with vegetable garnishes. By the way, there are at least two garnishes made of vegetables. As a rule, these are light green salads with fresh vegetables, so even a dinner that looks too big at first glance will be eaten with ease. For desserts local restaurants offer delicious fruit salads and ice cream. Some prefer to have cheese and assorted Italian wine as a dessert. … Further

Guide on cultural sights

House of Dante is surely a vibrant cultural attraction of the city. A beautiful old mansion - the birthplace of the world-renowned poet – has been turned into a museum. Modern Art Gallery, which exhibits a collection of works by Italian artists of the Renaissance, can simply not be ignored. The gallery often hosts exhibitions by young artists. In the famous Palatine Gallery you can see priceless works of Botticelli, Van Dyck, Caravaggio and Rubens. The gallery is opened in the beautiful Pitti Palace, which is also a prominent landmark of the city. The project of the palace was developed by architect Filippo Brunelleschi - one of the best masters of the 19th century. Bargello Castle, built in 1255, is a no less impressive architectural landmark of the city. In 1859 it was decided to open the National Museum in the palace. Therefore, now its spacious halls exhibit the collections of ancient sculptures and paintings. … Further

Attractions and nightlife of Florence

Fans of glamor will simply not find a better place for rest than Tenax club. This club often becomes the venue for various music concerts with world famous stars. Guests are entertained by best DJs, and on evenings here are organized grandiose entertainments. Twice cocktail bar is a perfect place for the rest of a big company. The club accepts guests until late evening. Here you will find great entertainments for dance lovers and for those who want to taste best Italian wine. … Further

Traditions and mentality of locals

When it comes to describing work and business, they also have their own national characteristics. Informal communication is very common among the local people, so even a serious business meeting can be arranged in a restaurant or at home of one of the business partners. Businessmen believe that this form of communication makes it easier to establish contact and understanding with colleagues. … Further
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