12th-14th centuries Florence: the city's powerful and influential families don't just compete with each other in trade and politics, they also try to outdo one another by building tall, mostly squarebase tower homes as status symbols.
In Firenze, you are master builders working on the families' construction commissions for such towers. You build the towers from different-coloured bricks you receive from the game's cards. But be careful: once you've started construction on a tower, you must continue work on it every turn, or it will be torn down as abdandoned construction. Pay attention to other players' projects, so that they don't snatch commissions you were counting on right from under your nose!
You receive Prestige Points for completed commissions. Whoever has amassed the most Prestige Points by the end of the game wins.
Firenze is an easily accessible strategy game deftly combining new and proven play mechanisms. Because the game can always begin from a different setup, it always plays out in a new way, guaranteeing re-playability.