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One of the most important conventions in Europe, the Florence Convention, or the European Landscapes Convention, is held in Florence each year, and works to protect the natural landscapes and seascapes of Europe. The Firenze Fiera Congress and Exhibition Centre plays host to events of all sizes, catering for up to 10,000 attendees, offering free parking, security, audio/visual technology, recreational facilities, and strong transport links to nearby Florence hotels.
Florence has hundreds of restaurants offering food for every budget. The choices can be overwhelming. To ensure you get the best possible dining experience, try Osteria Vini e Vecchi Sapori, popular with locals and tourists, and which serves hearty, traditional fayre is a historic environment.
For bargains galore, visit San Lorenzo Market, one of the best places to find fashionable bargains in Florence, with leather goods, fabrics, and clothing up for sale. Fashionistas can head for one of the many designer outlets or designer factory stores to get designer wear at a reduced price. For bric-a-brac, knick-knacks, and unique vintage items, Piazza dei Ciompiflea market is the very best choice near Florence hotels.
From Botticelli's Birth of Venus to Michelangelo's David, Florence is chock-full of unique and engaging sites. The whole historic centre of Florence is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and stunning medieval architecture, artwork, and artifacts are clearly visible at every turn. The historic and romantic city is paradise for those with a love of art, culture, and history.
As well as outstanding art and history, Florence also has a number of sporting teams and events. Like many European countries, one of the favoured sports in Florence is football, with their internationally renowned teams ACF Fiorentina and ACF Firenze. Other popular events include Fiorentina waterpolo and the Mugello Open golf championship.