Florence Florence (Italian: Firenze, Latin: Florentia) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence.
It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with approximately 370,000 inhabitants, expanding to over 1.5 million in the metropolitan area.
Florence is famous for its history: a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, it is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Middle Ages".
A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Search with google:Medici familyMedici family , and numerous religious and republican revolutions.
From 186571 the city was the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy.
The Historic Centre of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year, and Euromonitor International ranked the city as the world's 89th most visited in 2012, with 1.8m visitors.
It was declared a Search with google:World Heritage SiteWorld Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.
The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments.
The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Search with google:Uffizi GalleryUffizi Gallery and the Search with google:Palazzo PittiPalazzo Pitti , and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics.
Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Search with google:ForbesForbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Florence's Notable Births
Cimabue, painter (born at Florence,Italy) (dead 1302)
Filippo Brunelleschi, architect, ingegnere, scultore,orafo (born at Florence, Italy) (dead 1446 April 15)
Giotto, painter, architect,sculptor (born at Florence,Italy) (dead 1337 January 08)
1445 March 01
Sandro Botticelli, painter (born at Florence, Italy) (dead 1510 May 17) Pisces
1939 January 25
Search with google:Carlo CecchiCarlo Cecchi , actor, movie director (born at Florence,Italy) Aquarius
1265 May 27
Search with google:Dante AlighieriDante Alighieri , poet (born at Florence,Italy) (dead 1321 September 13) Gemini
Search with google:DonatelloDonatello , Scultore (born at Florence,Italy) (dead 1466 December 13)
1931 March 01
Search with google:Lamberto DiniLamberto Dini , politician (born at Florence,Italy) Pisces
1922 June 12
Search with google:Margherita HackMargherita Hack , scientist (born at Florence,Italy) (dead 2013 June 29) Gemini
1975 January 11
Search with google:Matteo RenziMatteo Renzi , politician (born at Florence,Italy) Capricorn
1949 January 14
Search with google:Oliviero BehaOliviero Beha , journalist tv (born at Florence, Italy) (dead 2017 May 13) Capricorn
Florence's Notable Deaths
1574 June 27
Giorgio Vasari, painter, architect,storico (dead at Florence,Tuscany,Italy) (born 1511 July 30) Leo
1337 January 08
Giotto, painter, architect,sculptor (dead at Florence,Italy) (born (1267))
1510 May 17
Sandro Botticelli, painter (dead at Florence, Italy) (born 1445 March 01) Pisces
1466 December 13
Search with google:DonatelloDonatello , Scultore (dead at Florence,Italy) (born (1386))
1980 February 01
Search with google:Gastone NenciniGastone Nencini , cyclist (dead at Florence,Italy) (born 1930 March 01) Pisces
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