Florence is the capital of the region of Tuscany in Italy. The city used to be a center of medieval European trade and finance and was one of the wealthiest cities of that era. Florence, being the birthplace of the Renaissance, it is noted for its culture, Renaissance art, architecture and monuments. The city was home to powerful families and creative and scientific geniuses who left their legacies in the city's many museums and art galleries, of which the Uffizi Gallery is a famous example. Many tourists plan a visit to Florence and the historic center of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.

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Florence is the capital of the region of Tuscany in Italy. The city used to be a center of medieval European trade and finance and was one of the wealthiest cities of that era. Florence, being the birthplace of the Renaissance, it is noted for its culture, Renaissance art, architecture and monuments. The city was home to powerful families and creative and scientific geniuses who left their legacies in the city's many museums and art galleries, of which the Uffizi Gallery is a famous example. Many tourists plan a visit to Florence and the historic center of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.

There are 75 museums in Florence.

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