Florence, Capital of the Province of Tuscany.

July 11, 2014

As we continue our tour of “The Highlights of Italy,” leaving Rome we’ve traveled north to Florence, home of Michelangelo and the birth of the Renaissance. Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and its 370,000 inhabitants makes it the most populous city in Tuscany.

Shortly after we checked into our rooms (late afternoon) there was thunder, rain and some small hail. Afterward the sun came out and much of the cloud cover left. Before time for dinner we had some time to walk to the historic square.

Florence is situated along the banks of  the Arno River.

Arno River in Florence. Photo by Leon Mauldin

Arno River in Florence. Photo by Leon Mauldin