The earliest settlements are from the Roman era, and though 2000 years of merriment and hardship the settlement grew into the city we love today. Visitors now can take part in a bike trip in Florence to comfortably absolve the city - that is often called as the open-air museum - has to offer. Florence was home to Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Galileo, Amerigo Vespucci and the great art patrons behind it all, the Medici family. All of them left a landmark behind to be admired by the masses.
Florence is the capital of its region, Tuscany. And the city is most knowns for its achievements during the 14th to 16th centuries. Some may think about the beautiful architecture of buildings, bridges and squares first, but those couldn’t be built without the underlining principle that is: the love for arts and humanities. These petrified thoughts are littered all over the historical centre, awaiting you on a bike trip in Florence. The aforementioned centre is protected by UNESCO as a prestigious “World Heritage Site” containing such sites as the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore or the Palazzo Medici Riccardi.
The ages left their mark on Florence, where tourists and their guides are mazed alike by the architectural mixture. Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance and Romanesque buildings change one-another. It’s better to leave the herd of visitors on the main roads, and turn for the alley – explore freely on a bike trip in Florence. It’s easier, it’s purer. These back streets host the true cuisine and wine of the sunny Tuscany; it is impermissible for honest wanderers.
Sharewood helps to guide you through this historic city, whether your journey on foot or decide to rent a bicycle. Florence and its buildings, bridges, churches, convents, monasteries and cloisters are baffling for seasoned travellers too. Don’t hesitate to travel easy!