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Florence — The center of the Italian Renaissance, the birthplace of modern politics, the source of today's banking – Florence is all of these things and more. No trip to Italy is complete until you’ve explored the streets, palaces, art museums, and gardens of this Northern Italian city, filled with some of Western civilization’s greatest architecture, paintings, and sculpture.

Why Go

For some of the world’s greatest Renaissance art, from Botticelli to Michelangelo, with the feel of an open-air museum.

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