This weekend, 2 & 3 August: there will be road closures and diversions stretching from Westminster to the University of East London due to The London Triathlon. For more information click here.
Travel & Booking. Florence video guides.
Florence: a true Renaissance city, this Italian city is famed worldwide for its contributions to art, architecture and politics. Originally a colony settled by Julius Caesar, the city fell into the hands of Germanic tribes, Charlemagne, and, following the Black Death, the Medici (med-EE-CHEE) family, who presided over the city’s greatest leaps forward in art and political power. One of Italy’s most beautiful and historic cities, Florence is filled with immediately recognisable landmarks, picturesque villas and an irresistible flair.