Florence the capital of the region of Tuscany in Italy is also the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, a fantastic collection wonderful places to visit in and around the city is well worth a visit or even more then one if you have the time to do so. Now before we start a little word of caution this city and the surrounding places that you may visit are crowded with tourists these days so be forewarned and best avoid the main travel seasons. Florence can be easily reached from many European capitals by train and the Italian high speed trains are a wonder all by themselves reaching speeds of up to 300 Km/h they bring you fast to your destinations. Then there is the Florence’s Amerigo Vespucci international airport offering many international flights of you may choose the airport of Pisa that is served by many Low-cost airlines like Easyjet, Ryanair and others, Pisa airport and Florence are connected by rail and by bus. Then of course by car, Florence is connected by good highways, but be warned parking in the city can set you back around US $ 30.00 per night. There are a great many Hotels available in town try to find one in the center or old town to be where you can find everything in walking distance. I dont even want to start here and list all Hotels and the fantastic places you can visit in Florence for that best check out the list here at Wikitravel with many great tips for the city.