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Lonely Planet: Florence is a contemporary city

Florence is a city with an immense Renaissance artistic heritage and, for this reason, for centuries one of the most visited in the world. But what relaunches it today is its contemporaneity, as stated by Lonely Planet that has included it in “The best of Lonely Planet, Best in travel 2022“, the top ten of the best cities in the world.

This recognition is the result of the current management of Florence towards sustainability, innovation, new areas and leisure. In particular, the guide’s author highlighted its ability to enhance and take inspiration from the sublime artistic heritage and propose it in new ways.


An example of it is the clever decision to decentralize the Uffizi Galleries by exhibiting many masterpieces of theirs in various Tuscan locations. This option made it possible to avoid dangerous gatherings and, at the same time, contribute to a more dynamic viewing of the works and the city itself.

Adapting and changing by rewriting its history in a contemporary form is, as the authors of the Guide claim, an approach proper to the new dynamics of today tourism, increasingly slow, more responsible and more experiential.

Another relevant recognition has come from Time Out Magazine confirming the quality of Uffizi Galleries’ proposal. The famous British tourism magazine put the Florentine Museum on top of the list The 20 best museums and galleries in the world“.

For those who have never had the opportunity to visit it and enjoy the Uffizi Galleries’ magnificence, we report a clarifier excerpt of the article by Sophie Dickinson that crowns them:

“There are so many dazzling classical works in the Uffizi that some visitors have been taken to hospital due to the overwhelming sensation (Florence is the birthplace of Stendhal syndrome, after all). It doesn’t matter if you’ve seen Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’ a thousand times already, nothing prepares you for the real thing. And there are plenty of other spectacular Renaissance paintings to admire, like Caravaggio’s ‘Medusa’ and Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Judith Slaying Holofernes’.”

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