Florence center of Europe, 5 cities at quick reach
Immersed in the heart of Tuscany, for centuries, Florence has been a nerve center of art, culture and creative ferment. Studying and living here is an extraordinary opportunity to get in touch with beauty every day, but also to reach many other European cities rich in history. The position of the Tuscan capital, in the center of Italy, easily allows you to reach many other Italian cities, but also the European capitals, whether you decide to escape for a weekend or you are organizing a full-blown vacation. We offer you five must-see destinations. Are you already packing your bags?
Florence - London
Big Ben, Westminster, Buckingham Palace and more! From traditional tourist attractions to the more characteristic ones, such as Portobello Road, Regent's Park or Covent Garden, London is a universe of colors, flavors and art from all over the world. A stroll in the brand new city to climb on The Shard signed by Renzo Piano, a tea at 5 and a walk on Tower Bridge. Ending the day in a traditional pub for the classic pint is a must, perhaps listening to a good concert!
Florence - Paris
Have you ever fallen in love with a city? If the answer is no, it means that you have never been to Paris! From long walks on the majestic Champs-Élysées to cruises on the Seine, the Ville Lumière is one of those places that can bewitch anyone who visits it. A visit to the Louvre is essential, to get lost among the most extraordinary works of art in the world, a visit to Montmartre and a climb on the Eiffel Tower for a breathtaking view of the incredible panorama.
Florence - Berlin
One of the most dynamic cities in the world, Berlin is constantly evolving. Suspended between East and West, between past and future, the German capital is a catalyst for new urban trends and cultures. We suggest you explore it on foot, letting yourself be surprised by innovative installations in Mitte, avant-garde exhibitions in the East Side Gallery and the buzzing nightlife of Kreuzberg and Friederichshein. And for lovers of the classics, you have a winning hand with Museum Island, Potsdamer Platz, the Brandenburg Gate and, of course, Alexanderplatz, topped by the TV tower that unequivocally forms the characteristic skyline.
Florence - Barcelona
A heart-racing walk on La Rambla, to bump into the majestic Sagrada Familia and get lost in the colors of the circular ceramic mosaic of Miró, in front of the Teatru del Liceu: Barcelona is a lively capital from which you remain deeply conquered. We recommend a guided tour of the colorful and original works of Gaudì, including the Casa Milá and Casa Batlò and a quick stop to admire the Cathedral of Santa Creu i Santa Eulalia. And finally, to top it off, a refreshing sangria for those Catalan evenings.
Florence - Prague
A Gothic capital par excellence, Prague will seduce you with its mysterious charm. From the Castle that towers over the city to the Charles Bridge with its hieratic statues, passing through the picturesque "Staroměstský Orloj" that is the astronomical clock in the heart of the Old Town. Furthermore, Wenceslas Square, Mala Strana and the two churches of St. Nicholas, with its melancholy colors, the Czech city is a must-see for anyone in Europe.