City of art and science
Your SWISS flight to Florence lands you at the heart of Tuscany, Italy’s center of Renaissance art and culture. Florence is at once an open-air museum and a treasure trove of world-famous artworks. The famous cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore with Brunelleschi’s Dome on top and Giotto’s bell tower is just the most visible of the world famous artworks. The church Santa Maria Novella, the medieval Palazzo Vecchio, the Medici Palace and the Pitti Palace with its beautiful Boboli Gardens, just walking through Florence will give you an idea of the grandeur the town was showing off in Renaissance times. World famous pieces of art are abundant in Florence: Michelangelo’s “David”, the enormous marble statue embodying the spirit of Renaissance and the power of the Florence’s ruling family, the Medici’s; Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus”, on display at the Uffizi Gallery, where many more famous pieces of art are kept, like Leonardo da Vinci's “Annunciation”. Leonardo Da Vinci spent most of his life in Florence. See the museum where replicas of his inventions are on display, from tank to helicopter to early robots.
Don’t forget that you are in Italy, where many culinary delights are waiting to be discovered. There is much more than pizza and pasta to be tasted, even though these will be delicious as well. Try a Bistecca alla Fiorentina, a local specialty, and enjoy the great wines from the famous Chianti vineyards. Find a souvenir for your loved ones on the Ponte Vecchio, where jewelers live and work in houses build on the bridge itself. Make a day trip through Tuscany to Siena, once a bitter rival of Florence and home of the oldest bank in the world. Here you can watch the Palio, a horse race without saddles on the Piazza del Campo that takes place each year on July 2nd and August 16th. This tradition dates back to Renaissance times and is the main event for locals and tourists alike. On Florence’s central Piazza Santa Croce you can watch a historical soccer game, the “Calcio Storico,” where broken bones and bloody noses are a common occurrence. Enjoy your trip through time and through Tuscany with a SWISS flight to Florence.
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