When it comes to information about Florence online, there is a lot available, coming from a wide variety of sources.  

A good way to know florence is to take a tour: there are many walking tours:
  • Walking Tour of Florence
  • A good place to begin some preliminary research is from a number of local websites such as Florence Pages, this site will provide you with all the current news and events from around the city.  It also contains a huge amount of city related information as well as local resources. 

    Consider downloading some Mp3 audio guides to learn about your trip in advance and/or take along to listen to on your I-Pod or smart phone. Perfect Traveller and  Rick Steves has free guides that are very nice for several Florence attractions. 

    PlanetFone - many USA carriers now offer cellular service in Italy. However, you are roaming and rates are usually $1.00 or more plus taxes in and out. A better solution is to rent an international cellular phone from www.PlanetFone.com. They'll deliver the international cell phone to you before you leave for your trip and the rates are very competitive. Don't hesitate to request an instant quote. New discounts are posted periodically and AAA members save even with their membership. If you take care of your cell phone needs before your trip, you have that much more time to dedicate to your vacation.

    There are many foreign embassies located in Florence, and if a particular nation doesn't have a embassy in Florence there will be one somewhere within Italy.  For a complete list including contact information and locations, visit Foreign Embassies in Italy . 

    Florence is a luxury travel gem offering exquisite apartments, luxury hotels and lavish services that attend to every need so you can soak up the best of this fascinating city. A good place to start your lodging research might be Florence page on Paradizo.

    The region surrounding Florence is absolutely beautiful, with abundant vineyards and scenic rolling hills. The city makes an excellent base for a tour of the nearby countryside, and you can plan your own journey with the help of route mapping websites like www.viamichelin.com and Auto Europe's Tuscany road trip planner.