Firenze, or Florence, is an Italian jacquard wall tapestry. This image portrays a historical view of Florence, Italy. A place famous for its history: a center of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that time. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family, and numerous religious and republican revolutions.