Florence is internationally respected for its high concentration of Renaissance art and architecture. Because it served as a prosperous and important center for medieval trade and commerce.
The Palazzo Pitti is a large 15th century palace situated on the quieter south bank of the Arno river The palace was long the residence of Florence’s rulers until 1919.
Michelangelo is a large, partially pedestrianized square located across the Arno River from the center of Florence. From the square visitors have a great view of the city.