The historical center of Florence has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982.
A World Heritage Site belongs to all the people of the world, independent from the country in which they live.
The UNESCO, the United Nations Organization for Education, Science, Culture, Communications and Information, through the relevant Convention adopted in 1972, aims to identify, protect and preserve the cultural and natural world heritage.
The historic center of Florence is in itself a unique artistic achievement and a masterpiece that is the result of a continuous stream of creation that includes museums, churches, palaces and properties of inestimable value. From the fifteenth century Florence has exerted a dominant influence on the development of architecture and monumental arts, first in Italy and then in Europe. In fact, it is within the setting of Florence that the concept of the Renaissance was born and further developed. This legacy gives Florence a unique character that is rich from both a historic and an esthetic point of view.
To the Visitor
Florence kindly and affectionately welcomes you! Florence offers to you, a citizen of the world, all of its beauty, but it must be treated well and its cultural heritage must be defended!
Help us to preserve the city with hopes that one day Florence will welcome you again, maybe with your children, to an equally unique and exceptional setting.
Listed are some recommendations on how to participate in the conservation of the city; following the points, you will take part in the project FIRENZE THE RIGHT WAY and all of humanity will be grateful to you.
Enjoy your visit!
1. Enjoy the beauty of the historical center with ease. Take time to think about what you are seeing and the importance of your actions.
2. Do not dirty or damage the city; do not write on the walls and avoid littering papers, plastic bottles, chewing gum, cigarettes or any other kind of waste on the floor.
3. Use the public restrooms, bicycle paths and public water fountains. Do not sit on church and palace steps to drink and eat; instead, comfortably relax while enjoying yourself in the gardens and in the squares.
4. Do not waste water, especially in the summer and during your stay in a hotel and while visiting the city.
5. Use environmentally friendly transportation, such as public transports, “car-sharing” and “multiple taxis”. Bicycles and electric means of transport can be rented from several locations within the city.
6. Respect the culture, the local people’s way of living and their sleeping habits. Remember to demonstrate appropriate behavior in places of worship and in the city’s museums.
7. Prefer sustainable tourist accommodations, buy local artisanal handicrafts and choose restaurants that use local products. This way, you will better taste the culture and hospitality of Tuscany.
8. Remember there are people with disabilities. Avoid obstructing the sidewalks and their access points.
9. Find time to visit, in addition to the most popular, the smaller museums and to experience the less famous streets and squares of Florence: it will be an extraordinary experience!
10. Utilize the Information Points for Tourists. They will help you to better experience the historical center of Florence.
Piazza Stazione, 4
tel. +39 (0)55 212245
08.30 am/07.00 pm Monday – Saturday
08.30 am/02.00 pm Sunday and Holydays
Bigallo, piazza S.Giovanni 1 (Duomo)
tel. +39 (0)55 288496
09.00 am/07.00 pm Monday – Saturday
09.00 am/02.00 pm Sunday and Holidays
Via Cavour, 1r
tel. +39 (0)55 290833
08,30 am/6,30 pm Monday – Saturday
Airport of Florence “ A. Vespucci”-
tel. +39 (0) 55 315874
08.30 am/08.30 pm Monday – Sunday and Holidays
Keep in touch with us through Facebook or through the website www.angelidebello.org! Let us know what you would like to find upon your return.
Thank you for having collaborated with us and please return to visit soon. Remember the city’s appearance that you will find again depends on you!
Firenze the right way is a project of the Comune of Firenze UNESCO Office, Angeli del Bello Foundation, UNESCO Center of Florence ONLUS, UNESCO Transdisciplinary chair of Human Development and Culture of Peace- University of Florence, with the participation from the Foundation Romualdo del Bianco- Life Beyond Tourism – and Firenze Parcheggi.