Florence is the personification of history

The capital of Tuscany can be aptly called a personification of history. Even the air of Florence has a vintage aura– its museums, churches, palaces and various monuments are deeply embedded in the bygone era. The Baptistery, the Cathedral, the Bargello, the Accademia and the Uffizi are some of the highlights of the city. Also, there is the Oltrarno, which has quite a few remarkable sites like the church Santo Spirito di Firenze, Piazzale Michelangelo, Palazzo Pitti and Belvedere. However, there is more to Florence than the classic historical legacies – relax in the beautiful Boboli Gardens, shop for authentic Italian foodstuff from Mercato Centrale, sip coffee at La Terrazza or catch a bird’s eye-view of Florence from the church of San Miniato al Monte.

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4.2 How green, clean and responsible is Florence? This rating indicates how much a destination has progressed towards sustainability, based on the scores of 4 themes: Nature, Culture, Green Economy and if there has been developed a policy to maintain the these sustainable efforts in the future, captured in the theme Future Proof. If the destination managed to have a satisfactory level of efforts on all themes, it has received a rating higher than 6 with a green indicator. These best practices are an examples for the destinations with a rating lower than 6. These destinations with an orange or red indicator have a low performance but are working to convert towards a satisfactory sustainability performance in the future.

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  • 3.3Nature

    In this destination you have access to naturem the environment is respected and it is clean and green

    • 4.2wildlife watching
    • 3.5scenery
    • 1.8nature
    • 5.0Air quality
  • 7.4Culture

    In this destination the cultural elements like old artefacts, buildings or landscapes are taken care of and respected.

    • 8.5cultural heritage
    • 8.5local character
    • 6.8hospitality
    • 6.5human respect
  • 5.1Economy

    This destination provides means to organisations, inhabitants and visitors to create a green and clean environment (separate waste collection, green energy, climate adaptation)

    • 8.4tourisme sector
    • 1.9green economy
    • 4.9economy & society
  • 0.0Future proof

    This destination is doing its best to be a genuinely responsible, environmentally and economically healthy place now and in the future

    • 0.0destination certification
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