Florence just cannot be explained or contained in a simple introduction. Quite simply it is the most beautiful city in the world. The best view is to climb up to Forte di Belvedere, the fortress of the Medici, and simply enjoy the view. From here you can see the size of Brunelleschi Cathedral and get an overview of the small cobblestone streets and alleys, churches and squares. From here you can also see the church of Santa Croce (which in summer becomes a playground for "calcio in costume", football in costume), Giotto's bell tower (at Easter a dove, the Colombina, flies here to nest, while fireworks and wish of a good harvest), as well as Palazzo Pitti, with the labyrinths of the Boboli Gardens in the background. From here you can also see the routes between the museums: from the Accademia with Michelangelo's David to the Uffizi Gallery. Between the hills around the city lie Fiesole, Settignano and Bellosguardo. During the night in San Giovanni, the city's party conference, rockets are fired from the balconies in San Miniato. The Arno River meanders from its source on Monte Falterona and flows through Mugello, where Florence's aristocrats had their country houses (the impressive villas can still be visited). Then the river goes on to Florence and flows under the bridge Ponte Vecchio towards the sea.
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