Everything about Florence seems to be colored with a mild violet, like diluted wine.Pick your favorite Florentine hue. Is it the soft yellow sunrise over Ponte Vecchio or the rich gold of a summer evening? Perhaps you favor the pearlescent facade or terra cotta rooftops of the Duomo. Florence is more than just the birthplace of the Italian language and the Renaissance. She is Tuscany's epicenter of art, architecture, opera, gastronomy and science history.