Florence, the home of the Italian Renaissance, saw the light here with its most important artists: Leonardo Da Vinci, Giotto, Brunelleschi and Michelangelo to name but a few. So come and admire their works live: the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with Brunelleschi's dome, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi and the fascinating Ponte Vecchio. An atmosphere of yesteryear in a city on a human scale. And remember to go and touch the nose of the piglet in the Mercato Nuovo: it brings good luck!