Currency: Euro (approx. $1AUD to €0.63 / €1 to $1.58AUD)
Approximate Distance from Florence Airport to city center: 10 kilometers
Local cuisine: The local cuisine in Florence is simple and abundant with local produce, mellow cheeses and grilled meats. At the heart of Florentine cookery lie four fundamental ingredients: bread, extra-virgin olive oil, grilled meat and wine. A few of the traditional dishes served are: Lasagne al Forno – Lasagna, Zuppa di cipolle - Onion soup, Ravioli nudi - Naked ravioli, Pasta e fagioli - Pasta with beans, Casseruola alla fiorentina - Florentine casserole, ribollita (a peasant soup) and
cinghiale (wild boar).
Known for: Florence is the capital of Tuscany and is well known for its history dating back to medieval times when it was the center for trade and finance in Italy. Referred to as the "cradle of the Renaissance" for its monuments, churches, and buildings, Florence is home to world famous Museums such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia.