Centuries ago, Florence was home to one the most famous and infamous families of Italy such as the Medici and their omnipresent influence. The Uffizi Gallery, the Pitti Palace, the Boboli Gardens, the Belvedere, and the aptly named Palazzo Medici were all built during their days. Also, there are plenty of markets throughout Florence. Whether you enjoy shopping for clothing, fresh vegetables, or antiques, you will find it all here in our city. You can go to the historic center and relax at one of the cafes in one of the famous squares such as Piazza della Signoria or Piazza Duomo.