The Etymology of “Florence, Italy”, the Birthplace of the Renaissance, and the Founding of Florence

Florence, Italy was named as such because the term “florencia” means “flourishing” in Italian. Florence is the capital of Tuscany and was a beacon of life during the Dark Ages as the renaissance was developed here. According to the mythological lore of Florence, the city was founded by Julius Caesar in 59 BC. Some historians insist, Caesar had nothing to do with the creation, but what is clear is that Florence grew out of a Roman military settlement, as remnants of a much older Roman city have b...

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