Stay in a nice hotel in the center of Florence, Italy. The capital of the Tuscany region, Florence is a city renowned for its art and history and has numerous surviving monuments and works of art from the Renaissance period. This priceless heritage was created primarily through the efforts of the Medici family, whose influence shaped the city's cultural, political and economic fortunes and destiny. Many famous people have lived and worked here including Michelangelo, Giotto, Dante, Botticelli and Machiavelli. The city itself lies in a pleasant verdant setting amidst cypress trees and vineyards.