Florence, Italy, late afternoon sunlight, Centrally placed is the Duomo, The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore

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Florence, Italy, late afternoon sunlight, Centrally placed is the Duomo, The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
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The historic centre of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year, and Euromonitor International ranked the city as the world's 72nd most visited in 2009, with 1.685 million visitors. It was declared a World Heritage Site UNESCO in 1982. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the city is noted for its history, culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace, amongst others, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics.