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Top 10 Florence and Tuscany by Alexandra Lawrence, Reid Bramblett

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Florence

Florence is the cradle of the Renaissance, the city of Michelangelo’s David and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus. It was here that the Italian language was formalized and its literature born under the great poet Dante. Here, enlightened Medici princes ruled: Lorenzo the Magnificent encouraged a teenage Michelangelo to pick up a hammer and chisel, and Cosimo II protected Galileo from the Inquisition. If you feel overloaded with art, explore Dante’s medieval neighbourhood or the Oltrarno artisan and antiques quarter across the river; stroll around the Boboli Gardens, or venture to hilltop Fiesole.

1. Uffizi

The greatest gallery of Renaissance art ...

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