48 days in Italy Itinerary

48 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 5 nights
Fly
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Pisa
Train
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bologna
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rimini
— 1 night
Drive
6
Portofino
— 3 nights
Fly
7
Polignano a Mare
— 1 night
Drive
8
Numana
— 2 nights
Drive to Terracina, Ferry to Ponza Island
9
Ponza Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Terracina, Taxi to Sperlonga
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Sperlonga
— 3 nights
Drive
11
Porto Ercole
— 1 night
Drive
12
Positano
— 2 nights
Taxi to Naples, Ferry to Ponza Island
13
Ponza Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Terracina, Drive to Rome
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Rome
Fly
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Camogli
— 3 nights
Drive
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Viareggio
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 2 nights
Drive
18
Atrani
— 2 nights
Drive
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Barberino Val d'Elsa
— 2 nights
Drive
20
Florence
— 3 nights
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Rome — 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Piazza Navona. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cascata delle Marmore and St. Clement Basilica. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa d'Este in Tivoli, approximately Tivoli away. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Rome is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Rome. June in Rome sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly to Pisa.
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Find places to stay Jun 4 — 9:

Pisa

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pisa holiday planner.

Fly from Rome to Pisa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in June since evenings lows in Pisa dip to 60°F. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Cinque Terre.
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Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

Cinque Terre — 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 10th (Mon), hike along Levanto to Monterosso Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Ex Gallerie and then hike along Cinque Terre Trails.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Pisa to Cinque Terre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Bologna.
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Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Bologna — 5 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita and Basilica di San Domenico. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Le Mura di Ferrara. Get out of town with these interesting Bologna side-trips: Lido delle Nazioni (Bagno Bambu & Bagno Aloha), Ferrara (Ferrara Cathedral & Palazzo dei Diamanti) and Pomposa Abbey (in Codigoro). And it doesn't end there: browse the collection at Biblioteca Salaborsa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Pietro, make a trip to Quadrilatero, and admire the landmark architecture of Portico di San Luca.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Bologna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rimini.
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Rimini — 1 night

Seaside Capital

A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Ospedale delle Tartarughe, then make a trip to Spiaggia Le Palme 88-89, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marano Beach 135-136. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Bagno Egisto 38 and then get to know the fascinating history of Borgo San Giuliano.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rimini online day trip planner.

Getting from Bologna to Rimini by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bologna in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rimini: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Portofino.
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Portofino — 3 nights

Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): make a trip to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria d'Arte Portofino, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giorgio, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown, and finally identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Portofino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Di San Martino, then don't miss a visit to Oratorio di Nostra Signora Assunta, and then take in the waterfront activity at Marina di Portofino.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Portofino trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rimini to Portofino in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Polignano a Mare.
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Polignano a Mare — 1 night

Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare and then whizz through the canopy at Indiana Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio detta del Purgatorio, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoosafari, and then Head underground at Grotte di Castellana.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Polignano a Mare route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Portofino to Polignano a Mare takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Portofino in June, expect little chillier with lows of 61°F in Polignano a Mare. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Numana.
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Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:

Numana — 2 nights

Numana is a coastal town and comune of the province of Ancona in the Marche region of Italy.MythologyNumana was anciently known with the name of Humana. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Sassi Neri and then make a trip to Riviera del Conero e Colli dell'Infinito. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Piazza della Madonna and then kick back and relax at Bagni 77.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Numana trip builder site.

You can drive from Polignano a Mare to Numana in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Ponza Island.
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Ponza Island — 3 nights

A fairytale destination dotted with brightly painted traditional houses, Ponza Island remains one of Italy's least-spoiled gems, miraculously managing to avoid the ravages of mass tourism.
On the 24th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Gaetano, get great views at Belvedere della Madonnina, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Caletta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at La Cisterna Romana della Dragonara, then Head underground at Grotte di Pilato, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chiaia Di Luna.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ponza Island visit planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Numana to Ponza Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Ponza Island are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sperlonga.
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Sperlonga — 3 nights

Sperlonga is a coastal town in the province of Latina, Italy, about halfway between Rome and Naples.Surrounding towns include Terracina to the West, Fondi to the North, Itri to the North-East, and Gaeta to the East.HistoryLocated near the Via Appia, but also on the edge of the Pontine Marshes, Roman "Spelunca" (Latin for cave or grotto) was only known for the grotto on the coast, after which it was named. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo della Ferrovia della Valle del Liri and then identify plant and animal life at Grotte di Falvaterra. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Riserva Naturale Zompo lo Schioppo.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sperlonga driving holiday website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ponza Island to Sperlonga takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ponza Island in June: highs in Sperlonga hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Porto Ercole.
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Porto Ercole — 1 night

Porto Ercole is an Italian town located in the municipality of Monte Argentario, in the Province of Grosseto, Tuscany. On the 29th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riva del Marchese, and then see the interesting displays at Forte Stella. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Forte Filippo and then kick back and relax at Cala Mar Morto.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Porto Ercole road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sperlonga to Porto Ercole takes 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Porto Ercole can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Positano.
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Positano — 2 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): cool off at Fornillo, stop by Sapori e Colori Sorrento, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Sorrento, and finally relax in the rural setting at La Masseria Farm Experience. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo and then stroll through Arienzo Beach Club, Positano.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Positano trip maker site.

You can drive from Porto Ercole to Positano in 5 hours. Traveling from Porto Ercole in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Positano, with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Ponza Island.
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Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Ponza Island — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Piscine Naturali, kick back and relax at Cala Felci, then choose your vessel at Gite Ponza, and finally stroll through Punta Di Capo Bianco. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Arco Naturale, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Frontone, and then step off the mainland to explore Ponza Island.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ponza Island itinerary planner.

Getting from Positano to Ponza Island by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Positano in July, expect nights in Ponza Island to be about the same, around 72°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.
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Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

Rome

Eternal City

Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Spanish Steps and then enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome travel planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Ponza Island to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ponza Island in July: highs in Rome hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Camogli.
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Camogli — 3 nights

Camogli is a fishing village and tourist resort located on the west side of the peninsula of Portofino, on the Golfo Paradiso in the Riviera di Levante, in the Metropolitan City of Genoa, Liguria, northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll around Ente Parco di Portofino, then hone your skills at Blackwave, then steep yourself in history at Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio di San Prospero e Santa Caterina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Focaccia al Formaggio, contemplate the long history of Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montallegro, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni Marina Stabilimento Balneare, then don't miss a visit to Castello Della Dragonara, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Di Santa Maria Assunta.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Camogli trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Camogli takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in July, expect nights in Camogli to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Viareggio.
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Viareggio — 2 nights

Viareggio is a city and comune in northern Tuscany, Italy, on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. On the 8th (Mon), Head underground at Grotta del Vento. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Bagno Stella Focette and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Grazia.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Viareggio travel route planner.

Drive from Camogli to Viareggio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Camogli in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Viareggio, with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Santa Maria di Leuca.
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Santa Maria di Leuca — 2 nights

Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. On the 11th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On your second day here, stroll through Le Cinque Vele Beach Club, then admire the striking features of Ville Di Santa Maria Di Leuca, and then get some thrills on the water with Piccola Nautica.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Santa Maria di Leuca tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Viareggio to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Viareggio in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Santa Maria di Leuca, with lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Atrani.
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Atrani — 2 nights

Atrani is a city and comune on the Amalfi Coast in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. On the 14th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Atrani and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi. On your second day here, examine the collection at Chiesa di San Salvatore de Birecto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Trofimena, then make a trip to Piazza centrale minori, and finally steep yourself in history at Villa Romana e Antiquarium.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Atrani tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Santa Maria di Leuca to Atrani in 5.5 hours. July in Atrani sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Barberino Val d'Elsa.
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Barberino Val d'Elsa — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): join in the after-dark buzz at Golf Club Toscana Resort Castelfalfi, then pick up some new knowledge with Poderi Val Verde Chianti 3D Archery Range, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Camping Semifonte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): do a tasting at Sant'Agnese Farm, then experience rural life at Pornanino, then learn about winemaking at Castello Monterinaldi, and finally learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Casa Emma.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barberino Val d'Elsa online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Atrani to Barberino Val d'Elsa takes 6 hours. Traveling from Atrani in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 65°F in Barberino Val d'Elsa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Florence — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

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Drive from Barberino Val d'Elsa to Florence in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Puglia travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.
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Province of Florence travel guide

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Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the Metropolitan City of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with 383,083 inhabitants (as at 2013), expanding to over 1,520,000 in the metropolitan area.Florence was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Middle Ages". A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city was the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy. The Florentine dialect forms the base of Standard Italian and it became the language of culture throughout Italy due to the prestige of the masterpieces by Dante Alighieri, Petrarch, Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini.The city attracts millions of tourists each year, and the Historic Centre of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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