Florence is the capital city of the Tuscany region, known and renowned throughout the world for the inestimable value of its works of art, most of which are scattered in museums, galleries and churches.
It can be said, without fear of denial, that the words Florence and Tuscany constitute an indissoluble combination synonymous with sublime beauties, among which the colored marbles of the churches and the high-sounding architecture stand out.
There are many places where art is the undisputed master, such as the Uffizi Gallery, an unmissable stop for those visiting the city of Florence. The Uffizi houses extraordinary collections of ancient sculptures and paintings spanning time, from the Middle Ages up to the modern age.
Apart from the Uffizi, to start admiring Florence it is often enough to walk through its streets, because many works of art are accessible and visible to all, such as Piazza della Signoria, an architectural jewel that is the heart of the city's social life and seat of civil power.
From Piazza della Signoria, one cannot help but pay homage to the great poet Dante Alighieri by visiting his house, located in one of the oldest parts of the historic center of Florence, transformed into a museum accessible to the public.
In addition to the name of the great poet, another is also inextricably linked to Florence and Tuscany, namely that of the Medici, an ancient and powerful Tuscan family that conquered its role as a dynasty, placing itself, starting from 15th century and up to the 18th century, among the most important families in Italy and Europe.
The distance between Podere Mezzastrada and Florence is 40 km, so by staying in one of the available apartments, you can reach the city in less than an hour.