Florence: Alabama’s Renaissance City
Florence, the county seat of Lauderdale County, was surveyed in 1818 by Ferdinand Sannoner, an Italian native who named the city after Florence, Italy.
There is no lack of creativity across this state. Film festivals, art exhibits, and the country’s original Mardi Gras celebration take place every year. Museums and other sites are dedicated to the state’s most famous artists from yesterday, while the latest batch of talent put their craft on display at theaters, exhibits, and art shows found all over Alabama.
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Whether you’re planning a weekend of golf or a seven-day beach getaway for the entire family, our Alabama Vacation & Events Guide as well as other brochures will help you find the perfect mix of activities, attractions and accommodations.
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