Warmed by the Tuscan sun, Florence is a culture capital filled with charm. This elegant Renaissance city rises from the banks of the Arno and its enchanting bridges, most famous being the Ponte Vecchio, are at their glowing best under the rosy hue of the setting sun. As the city squares open up to magnificent landmarks like Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, the streets lined with museums are a reminder of the stronghold of fine art and sculpture in the city. Italian masters like Michelangelo, Da Vinci and Botticelli have birthed their finest works in this cradle of Renaissance art. The Uffizi preserves the rich art history, enticing crowds from all over the world. As Dante and Petrarch wrote their Divine Comedy and Canzoniere respectively in the alleys, today Florence is writing a new story with fashion, technology and science. As locals and tourists relish the Florentine Steak with Chianti wine, the Basilicas and Piazzas exude their Renaissance charm over this historic city.