Direct and convenient connection Switzerland – Tuscany: buses from Lugano to Florence
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Florence: the city of Art and good Food
“The sense of surprise in Florence is renewed in every trip. The small Gulf Arno so good “bad” illuminated in the evening in the riversides, the ever golden line of palaces, the unfolding of the streets, the clarity of the details, the limpidity of the sky and profiles.” Ennio Flaiano
Florence is the most famous Tuscan cities in the world. “Cradle of Renaissance”, the home of great and famous artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo, Botticelli, Donatello, Dante, every year millions of people visit the major museums of the city, walk through its streets admiring the monuments, churches, palaces and landmarks. Thus, they discover the Duomo and Giotto’s Campanile, the Uffizi Gallery, the Ponte Vecchio, the San Lorenzo market and the Boboli Gardens.
In addition to art, Florence is also the “capital” of good food: its cuisine is famous throughout the world for some dishes, such as the Florentine steak, ribollita, pappa al pomodoro, crostini with chicken livers, and many others. And what about the wines?
Galleria degli Uffizi: “La Primavera” by Botticelli, Michelangelo’s “Medusa”, “The Annunciation” by Leonardo
The Uffizi Gallery has its origins in 1560, when Cosimo I de ‘Medici commissioned to Giorgio Vasari a project for the construction of a large building with two wings, “on the river and almost in the air”, intended to accommodate the administrative and judicial offices (Uffizi) of the Florentine State.
Nowadays, the Uffizi is one of the most prestigious Italian art galleries and the world, with assets of priceless works: the museum deserves to be visited in its entirety, but in order to appreciate all its works a whole day is not enough! There are masterpieces that you definitely cannot lose and, to avoid the long lines, we recommend to book your tickets online!
The Stendhal Syndrome or Florence Syndrome
The Stendhal Syndrome or Syndrome Florence is so called because in 1817 the French writer Stendhal went to the Tuscan capital to visit its art and he lived an experience of incredible ecstasy in front of so much beauty and manifestation of art. In fact, in his book “Rome, Naples and Florence” he wrote about his journey to Italy. Noteworthy this sentence written after the visit to the Basilica of Santa Croce: “There, sitting on a step of a prie-dieu, the head resting on the pulpit to look at the ceiling, the Sibille of Volterrano gave me perhaps the keenest pleasure ever had from painting. I was already in a kind of ecstasy, to the idea of being in Florence, and the proximity of the great men that I had seen only the graves. I had come to that level of emotion where you meet the celestial sensations given by the arts meets passionate feelings. Coming out of Santa Croce, I had a heartbeat, life for me was fading, I walked fearing to fall.”
Where to stay in Florence