Enjoy your flight to Florence with Air France

Florence is a city with a unique connection to history and art

Florence is the main city in the Italian region of Tuscany, and though there are just over one million inhabitants in its wider urban area, it attracts millions of tourists every year for their holidays. Florence has a truly fascinating history, as it was the cultural centre of the Renaissance, a movement that transformed intellectual and artistic ideas during the 14th to the 16th centuries. Florence was also the centre of power of the Medici family, whose influence and power stretched across several countries, with connections to the Vatican. The city was the location of the 'Bonfire of the Vanities' when a Dominican priest burned art, books and other items thought to be immoral.
You can make the most of this special city by flying with Air France on its regular long-distance flights from Singapore. There are flights from Singapore Changi Airport to Florence several times a week. During your flight you will be given a fleece blanket and pillow, and you can request earplugs and eye masks. There are also reading material, movies, music and games available for your journey. There are even more perks if you choose to fly business class . There is a choice of some high quality meals to sustain you during your flight. If you choose to book online for your airline ticket, you can review and change your booking, reserve personal options for your seat and cabin size, and an online check-in is available from up to 30 hours before the flight departs. It is also possible to earn benefits through the Flying Blue program each time that you fly.
Florence has a hot summer and a cooler winter, like many Mediterranean cities.

Florence: an artistic feast to enjoy, with fine food and wine

There are many different sights and activities to do during your stay in Florence, particularly for those who love art and history. First on the list is a visit to the Piazzale Michelangelo, which gives extraordinary views over the city. It also has some replica statues by Michelangelo, which can be seen elsewhere in Florence.
A particular region of the city, the Historic Centre of Florence, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and surrounded by a wall from the 14th Century. In the area is the Accademia Gallery, which includes Michelangelo's David, the famed dome-shaped 13th Century cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore (also known as Il Duomo), and the world-famous Uffizi Gallery. The Museo di San Marco has breath-taking frescoes and many examples of medieval and sacred art.
As well as these legendary artistic venues, there are also many other opportunities to view great art, such as the churches, for example San Miniato al Monte, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Museum of Precious Stones.
Other activities include the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of the History of Science and there are several gardens to enjoy: as well as other places of musical and literary interest.
Florence is the centre of Tuscany, which produces much of Italy's best wine, and there are many opportunities to sample these specialities. Also to sample are antipasti, such as salami, Tuscan bread or the tagliata: sliced rare beef on a bed of rocket and parmesan cheese. There is an abundance of delicious olive oil from local producers.

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