Florence, Italy has more Renaissance art per square foot than any city on earth. Anna Maria Medici, the Electress Palatine declared at her death in 1743 that the art gathered by the three hundred years of Medici rule was owned by all the people of Florence forever. No one could sell the glorious Davids, strip the Chapel of the Magi, empty the Accadamia Galleria, Laurentian Library, Bargello Museum, Medici Chapels of the Princes or contents of the gigantic Uffici Museum. Florence has thousands of well-cared for famous pieces of art and tourist sights that are conveniently clustered by the author into six easy-to-reach neighborhoods.
“Florence Easy Sightseeing” was written by a 78 year old special educator to help travelers spend as little time as possible getting from one place to another. Glance at how the sights are organized within those neighborhoods to only require a few minutes walk or wheelchair ride from one to another. As a participant in the development of handicapping design standards of buildings in California the author suggests the easiest ways to get around the buildings constructed in the 12-16th century. Florence provides the conveniences of a modern city protective of its remarkable past.