Explaining Florence in a few words is probably an impossible task… The city is well-known all over the world as birthplace of the Renaissance, with the numerous churches, palaces and monuments that best represent the architecture of that glorious period. It is the city of art with its museums exposing some of the most beautiful masterpieces of the whole world. It is the homeland of the Medici family, one of history’s most important noble families. Stendhal syndrome ( or Florence syndrome ), a psychosomatic disorder that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting when somebody is exposed to an experience of great personal significance, particularly viewing art was mentioned by the 19th century French author Stendhal after his visit to Florence in 1817. It is land of good food and excellent red wines. It is also an important city in Italian fashion, with Pitti exhibition taking place twice a year in the city. Florence is all this and much more. Florence needs just to be visited and for the guests of La Canonica di Cortine it’s a short drive to reach one of the most enchanting place in the world!