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What to do in Florence

Florence is the soul of Tuscany, and it brims with the influences of the Renaissance. You'll discover a myriad of architectural wonders and a profusion of exquisite artwork, all of which culminate into one cultural masterpiece of a city.

Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery is the city's top museum, and the place to see Botticelli's stunning "Birth of Venus." It's also wise to book your entrance ticket in advance to avoid waiting in a long line.

Accademia Gallery of Florence

Accademia Gallery of Florence

Michaelangelo's "David" stands in the center of the Tribune and rightfully so. Classical music lovers will also enjoy the exhibit at the Accademia Gallery's Museum of Musical Instruments.

David

David

It's Florence's, if not the world's, most famous statue, and people have been admiring "David's" chiseled physique since its unveiling in 1504.

Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio

A replica of "David" at the entrance of the Palazzo Vecchio indicates his original position here until 1873. The renowned Hall of Five Hundred is a part of the building's museum section.

Piazza della Signoria

Piazza della Signoria

Piazza della Signoria has plenty of statuary, with the gallery of the Loggia dei Lanzi, the equestrian statue of Cosimo I and the Fountain of Neptune, who slightly resembles Cosimo.

Florence Cathedral

Florence Cathedral

Known as il Duomo, the view from the Gothic cathedral's iconic, red-brick dome offers a sweeping panorama over waves of the city's terracotta rooftops amid rolling, Tuscan hills.

Florence Baptistry

Florence Baptistry

Dedicated to the city's patron saint, John the Baptist, Florence Baptistry in white and green Prato marble boasts an inner dome with lavish, golden mosaics.

Church of Santa Maria Novella

Church of Santa Maria Novella

It may appear ordinary from the outside, but it's the grandeur within that makes the Church of Santa Maria Novella well worth the visit. Its cloister also provides some moments of serenity.

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

Pastel-colored apartments upon shops selling art, jewelry, and souvenirs line the city's oldest and most unique bridge Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River. It's picture-perfect day and night.

Pitti Palace

Pitti Palace

Stroll across the Ponte Vecchio to the former Medici family residence. The Pitti Palace houses five museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art and the opulent Palatine Gallery.

Planning Your Florence Visit

How long should you stay in Florence?

A minimum of four nights will allow you to see the top sites without rushing from one to another. Give yourself a week or more for a full Renaissance immersion.

Getting around the city

The heart of Florence is compact, and you can easily explore all that the city has to offer by foot. The historical center is a UNESCO Heritage Site, and traffic is restricted from entering. If you're planning to rent a car for a trip around Tuscany, you'll have to park outside the "Limited Traffic Zone." Consider 15 euros extra per day for a parking garage space, since free parking is a rarity.

How expensive is Florence?

Keep in mind the entrance fees for the all the top sights, including the majority of churches. Although it's free to enter the Florence Cathedral, you'll have to buy a ticket to go up the dome for the breathtaking views. Restaurants in Italy also add a service fee called "pane e coperto" (literally "bread and cover"). It's an extra few euros charged per person seated at the table, but it's not a tip for your server.

Good to know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    By October, the weather is still warm, but the tourist rush is winding down.

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What people are saying about Florence

Great express tour- lots of information from vibrant guide - Sophie

This tour was perfect for us. Lots of information in a short amount of time (30min) by Sophie, who was a very animated guide with great descriptions of the church and its history. Great value for money - definitely worth paying for rather than standing for hours in the long line outside and then coming in and having no info. Would definitely recommend.

Our guide (Francesca) and your was safe, delightful and interesting.

We much enjoyed the whole experience. The bikes and back streets were safe and easy to ride. Our guide was knowledgeable, energetic and interesting. We were two couples meeting only for this - one young and us, quite older. But it worked beautifully - not too taxing and covered incredible range of sites. Highly recommended.

Florence Guided Bike Tour - The Original Reviewed by Martin, 17/09/2019

Very interesting and informative tour around the Florence Duomo.

Had an excellent tour around the Florence Duomo complex including a visit to the Opa museum and finished off with a climb to the top of the Cuppola. The guide was knowledgable and very friendly. The views from the top were fully worth the effort.

Florence Duomo Complex Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 09/09/2019

A great day out to learn how to make pasta

Had a wonderful day learning how to make fresh pasta from scratch including gnocchi. The Chefs were patient, jovial and taught us well. Loved that we were all able to eat the ‘fruits of our labour’ - a great way to spend 3hrs in Florence!

Handmade Pasta and Dessert Cooking Class with Lunch Reviewed by Benjamin, 15/09/2019

Francesca was a delightful, knowledgeable guide through Florence!

Francesca was a delightful, knowledgeable guide for our tour through Florence! We learned so much about the city’s history, beauty, people, landmarks! I would recommend this tour and especially with Francesca to our friends!

Florence: Walking Tour Reviewed by Carol, 10/09/2019