– A literary guide to the city of art
For more than 600 years poets and writers have flocked to the City of Art. Their experiences are reflected in this collection of Florence quotes.
As the birthplace of Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), Francesco Petrarca (1304-74) and Boccaccio (1313-75), Florence has been a source of inspiration for foreign poets and writers since Chaucer visited the city in 1373. It was an obligatory stop on the Grand Tour undertaken by young men of means from about 1660 and 200 years onwards. And in my opinion the observations recorded still reflect the magic and beauty as a literary guide to the City of Art.