“World’s Best” Awards 2010

Travel + Leisure’s just released the “World’s Best” awards. This year had a record number of votes by viewers for 2010 travel. This allows people to tell them what they want wherever they are.

This is a study where the magazine turns to their viewers and asks them about their experiences and their travel and which destinations or companies are the best. Viewers rank the top destinations both internationally and nationally, as well as the best riverboat cruise companies, and the best airlines.

Best International Cities
1. Bangkok, Thailand
2. Chiang Mai, Thailand
4. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
5. Rome, Italy

Best U.S. Cities
1. New York, NY
2. San Francisco, CA
3. Charleston, SC
4. Chicago, IL
5. Santa Fe, NM

Admire the famous statue of David by Michelangelo.

Admire the famous statue of David by Michelangelo, a huge presence (literally , and figuratively) in the in the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence,almost synonymous with the city itself. And for good reason.
Florence is a city of art, this sculpture in marble and 17-foot-high
is an undisputed masterpiece. Florence is the “City of Stone”
from its sidewalks to its jambs, and David Stone raises
an art form. Florence is a city seriously: it is the capital of
Tuscany with about half a million inhabitants, which is tempered
generosity and charm, and David, for all its strengths, has
pupils carved heart-shaped.
The Mediterranean climate brings hot and humid summers and
wet, cold winters. May and April, before the summer crowds
and boiling temperatures arrive, the time may be more enjoyable
to visit.

Top 10 attractions
1. Michelangelo square, Viale Michelangelo
2. Duomo – Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori, Piazza del Duomo, Via
Canonica, 1, 055 2302885
3. Statue of David – Galleria dell’Accademia, Via Ricasoli 58-60,
055 294883
4. Giotto’s Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto), Piazza del Duomo
Downtown, 055 2302885
5. San Miniato al Monte (Basilica of San Miniato al Monte), Via del Monte alle
Crosses, 055 2342731
6. Basilica of Santa Croce, Piazza Santa Croce 16, 055 244 619
7. Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza Strozzi, 055 2776461
8. Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Via Cavour 1, 055 2760340
9. Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi), Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, 055 2388651
10. Palatine Gallery and Royal Apartments (Galleria Palatina), Piazza Pitti 1, 055 294883

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