Considered the birthplace of Renaissance and the capital of the Tuscany region of Italy, Florence – Firenza – is a must-see destination for the romantic as well as the sophisticated traveler. Florence is a diverse city, distinguished for its medieval culture as well as a multitude of museums, historical landmarks and stunning cathedrals. You can go just about anywhere in the Tuscany region and bask in the scenic and tranquil countryside.
Fearless visitors can climb the 463 steps of the narrowing and spiral staircase to the top of the dome. The breathtaking vistas of Florence and the countryside prove worthy of the effort. Plan on paying 8 Euros (about $10.68) to ascend the cavernous stairwell.