Florence lies at the foot of the Tusco-Emilian Appennines, in the large plain cut by the Arno river and surrounded by hills. In 1183, the city became a free Commune, althought it had already actually availed itself of this freedom for many years. Florence was a trading city, but also the new cradle for Italian and eventually European culture.Many powerful families contented the supremacy of the city. Finally, a powerful family of bankers - the Medici - distinguished themselves. Great personalities, such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, worked here during this period, when Florence was at its highest prestige. For a brief period Florence became the capital of the new nation. And now please enjoy the fabulous pictures in the cd rom here attached with 40 full color images. They will lead you through Florence.
Historical text + Cd Rom attached for PC and Mac in 6 languages.