1. Skip to content
  2. Skip to main menu
  3. Skip to more DW sites
The Ponte Vecchio is a covered bridge over the Arno River.Image: picture-alliance / dpa

euromaxx city - Florence, Italy

November 7, 2011

One of Florence's most famous art treasures is Michelangelo's sculpture of David.


The central Italian city of Florence draws millions of visitors every year, who come to marvel at Renaissance art and architecture. The treasures are the legacy of the wealthy Medici family which rose to power in the 15th century. Florence remains popular with modern-day art students as well as gourmets who come to sample delicacies from the surrounding Tuscany region.

Skip next section Explore more
Skip next section Related topics
Skip next section DW's Top Story

DW's Top Story

Police and protesters are pictured during some clashes in Shanghai on November 27, 2022

China anti-lockdown protesters call for Xi to step down

Skip next section More stories from DW
Go to homepage