Florence is the city established by the Etruscans and the city’s name was given by Julius Cesar in the 1st century B.C. During the Renaissance period such artists as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci created there. The city is also known for the activity of the House of Medici. Dante Alighieri, the author of the Divine Comedy, also came from Florence. Among the most important historic buildings of the city it is a must to mentions Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Vecchio Palace or Medicea Laurenziana Library. Unfortunately, during numerous floods many Florence monuments were destroyed and one of the constructions that has survived until the present day is the 14th century Old Bridge (Italian: Ponte Vecchio). The bridge was not damaged during the World War II either. In the past there were shops and workshops situated along the bridge, and today the local jewelers also run their businesses there. It is the city’s landmark and a popular tourist attraction.