FLORENCE, ITALY - AUGUST 14: Vasari's frescoes adorn Brunelleschi's dome of Florence Cathedral or Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower (in italian Il Duomo di Firenze or Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore) on August 14, 2012, in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. Florence, the capital city of Tuscany, is famous for its history: a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, it is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. Tuscany is a region in central Italy known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its influence on high culture, making it a popular tourist destination that attracts millions of tourists every year. (Photo by Lucas Schifres/Getty Images)