Capital of Tuscany, Florence amasses all the peaks of this Italian - region in terms of culture and arts politics and history, wine and gastronomy, fashion and shopping, representing a genuine tourist hotspot on the world map.
Florence has always known how to make built its own historic identity and status reflected both in the fact it has always dominated Tuscany and in the fact it was the first capital of the United Italy.
But above all such minute details, what matters is Florence has made its name by gaining the status of birthplace of the Renaissance, by enforcing its economic power by means of a coin which used to bear the name of the city (the florin), and by giving a lesson of mastery of how political affairs should be conducted.
In this respect, there is no surprise Florence was the place where figures like the Medici family and Machiavelli emerged.
For golfers, Poggio dei Medici Golf comes with a considerable contribution in the world of Florentine golf. The venue is only 25 kilometers northeastwards from Florence, and despite its rather recent foundation (1995), it has rapidly gained a solid reputation, being declared one of the best golf courses in Italy, also becoming increasingly popular abroad.
Indeed, this 18-hole course enables various playing routes, and the thrill of the game is superbly complemented by the natural scenery in which it is set. The club house dates back as early as to the 16th century.
Other leading courses in Tuscancy include La Bagnaia, Firenze and Castlefalfi.