Florence, in the Tuscany region of Italy, is home to approximately 366,000 inhabitants. Having been home to the likes of Leonardo Da Vinci, Machiavelli and Michelangelo among others, it has earned the title of ‘the Renaissance capital of the World’.
Florence has a temperate continental climate. Summers are hot and dry with the average temperature in July and August at 31°C. Early spring is the most pleasant time of the year.
Historically, Florence was along an important route between Rome and the northern part of the country and an important centre of art and culture especially in the Middle Ages.
Its location is Tuscany, a premier wine-growing area in the world, makes the wine industry an important part of the city’s economics. Tourism is the other mainstay of the economy.
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