Florence is a city in Italy which is famous around the world for being the birthplace of the Renaissance. The beauty that put Italian art on the map was born here. Centuries on people are still talking about the work of Michelangelo, Donatello, Botticelli and Raphael and it attracts so many visitors to the Tuscan city. And even today, Florence is still the Italian city with a unique vocation for art.
Not only in terms of museums and art galleries, with their undeniable importance and historic memories. Florence is a city where you can admire real galleries outdoors, which are seen by the most curious eyes.
It’s enough to just walk through the streets and cobbled lanes of the historic centre to be awestruck. Here, artists have covered walls, road signs and street lamps with works of street art.
And if art from the Renaissance glorified the magnitude of magnates and rulers, today the art by street artists makes you think outside the box and sometimes shares a very strong social message.