Florence and Tuscany

The city of Florence, Fiorenza in Italian, was founded during the time of the Roman empire, but began to gain importance during the Renaissance as a place of trade.

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The information on these pages was reseached by David Bynog, Alex Chapman, Jyoti Gupta, David Jessup, and Erin McCauley.

Last Revision: July 9, 2001

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