Florence has been defined in many ways, from the birthplace of the Renaissance to the cradle of Western civilization. Fodor’s even claims that the Tuscan capital “changed the way we see the world”. In 1966 a terrible flood covered the city with mud and volunteers from all over the world came to help, even Ted Kennedy, brother of John Fitzgerald and Robert, appealed to everyone’s sensitivity for help and founded the CRIA, Committee to Rescue Italian Art, chaired by Jacqueline Kennedy. So, what is all the fuss about? What are really the best things to do in Florence?