Florence is a city in central Italy and the capital city of the Tuscany region. It is the most populated city in Tuscany, with 383,084 inhabitants in 2013, and over 1,520,000 in its metropolitan area.
The Ponte Vecchio is a medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy. It is noted for the shops built along it, as was once common.Learn more Book this experience
The Uffizi Gallery is a prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in the Historic Centre of Florence in the region of Tuscany, Italy.Learn more Book this experience
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Piazzale Michelangelo is a square with a panoramic view of Florence, Italy, located in the Oltrarno district of the city.Learn more Book this experience
Piazza della Signoria is an L-shaped square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. It was named after the Palazzo della Signoria, also called Palazzo Vecchio.Learn more Book this experience
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The Palazzo Vecchio is the town hall of Florence, Italy. It overlooks the Piazza della Signoria, which holds a copy of Michelangelo's David statue, and the gallery of statues in the adjacent Loggia dei Lanzi.Learn more Book this experience
The Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze, or "Gallery of the Academy of Florence", is an art museum in Florence, Italy. It is best known as the home of Michelangelo's sculpture David.View on Google Maps Book this experience
Santa Maria Novella is a church in Florence, Italy, situated opposite, and lending its name to, the city's main railway station. Chronologically, it is the first great basilica in Florence, and is the city's principal Dominican church. The church, the adjoining cloister, and chapter house contain a multiplicity of art treasures and funerary monuments. Especially famous are frescoes by masters of Gothic and early Renaissance. They were financed by the most important Florentine families, who ensured themselves funerary chapels on consecrated ground.Learn more Book this experience
The Giardino Bardini is an Italian Renaissance garden of the Villa Bardini in the hilly part of Oltrarno, offering fine views of Florence, Italy. Opened only recently to the public, it is rone of Florence's well kept secrets.Learn more Book this experience
Piazza della Repubblica is a city square in Florence, Italy. It was originally the site of the city's forum; then of its old ghetto, which was swept away during the improvement works, or Risanamento, initiated during the brief period when Florence was the capital of a reunited Italy—work that also created the city's avenues and boulevards.Learn more Book this experience
The Stibbert Museum is located on via Frederick Stibbert on the hill of Montughi in Florence, Italy. The museum contains over 36,000 artifacts, including a vast collection of armour from Eastern and Western civilizations.View on Google Maps Book this experience
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Montelupo Fiorentino is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 20 kilometres southwest of Florence.Learn more
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Greve in Chianti is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, Italy. It is located about 31 kilometres south of Florence and 42 kilometres north of Siena.Learn more
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Mugello Circuit is a race track in Scarperia e San Piero, Florence, Tuscany, Italy. The circuit length is 5.245 km. It has 15 turns and a 1.141 km long straight. The circuit stadium stands have a capacity of 50,000. Grand Prix motorcycle racing host an annual event at the circuit. In 2007 and 2008 the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters held an annual event. The track is owned by Scuderia Ferrari, which uses it for Formula One testing.Learn more Book this experience
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San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. Known as the Town of Fine Towers, San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls, form "an unforgettable skyline".Learn more
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Why travel to Florence?
Florence, the capital of Italy's Tuscany region, is a stunning city known for its rich history, art, and culture. Travelers from around the world flock to Florence to explore its famous museums, galleries, and architectural marvels. The city is also famous for its delicious Italian cuisine and vibrant shopping scene.
How to get there?
Florence is easily accessible by air, train, and road. The Florence Airport (FLR) is well connected to major European cities. Alternatively, you can fly into Pisa International Airport (PSA) and take a train to Florence, which takes about an hour. If you're traveling within Italy, high-speed trains connect Florence to Rome, Milan, Venice, and other major cities. Driving to Florence is also an option, but keep in mind that the historic city center has traffic restrictions.
What to book in advance?
To avoid long lines and ensure entry, it's best to book tickets in advance for popular attractions like the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery (home to Michelangelo's David), and the Florence Cathedral (Duomo) with Brunelleschi's Dome. If you're interested in guided tours, consider booking a walking tour or a wine tasting tour in the Chianti region.
What are the costs?
Florence can be an expensive city, but there are ways to minimize costs. Expect to pay around €150-€200 per night for a mid-range hotel and €20-€40 for a meal at a decent restaurant. Entrance fees for popular attractions range from €10-€25. Public transportation is relatively cheap, with a single bus/tram ticket costing €1.50.
What are the best things to do?
Some of the best things to do in Florence include visiting the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery, and the Florence Cathedral. Stroll across the Ponte Vecchio, explore the Boboli Gardens, and enjoy panoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Don't forget to indulge in some authentic Italian gelato.
Where to eat?
1. Trattoria Mario: A historic, family-run restaurant serving traditional Tuscan cuisine. Try their famous Bistecca alla Fiorentina (Florentine steak).
2. All'Antico Vinaio: A popular sandwich shop offering delicious and generously-sized paninis with a variety of local ingredients.
3. La Giostra: An upscale restaurant owned by a Florentine prince, offering a romantic setting and delicious Italian dishes.
Where to stay?
1. Hotel Davanzati: A charming, family-owned boutique hotel located in the heart of Florence, just a short walk from the main attractions.
2. Firenze Number Nine Wellness Hotel: A stylish, modern hotel with a spa and fitness center, located near the Florence Cathedral.
3. Tornabuoni Suites Collection Residenza D'Epoca: An elegant guesthouse offering spacious suites, some with private terraces overlooking the city.
Off the beaten path:
For an unusual travel experience, visit the La Specola museum, home to a fascinating collection of 18th-century anatomical wax models. Explore the eerie and fascinating world of human anatomy, and learn about the history of medicine in Florence. Alternatively, take a walk in the nearby Fiesole hills, offering stunning views of Florence and the surrounding countryside, and visit the ancient Roman amphitheater.
As in other Italian cities, in Florence, you can taste the many specialties of the country, but in particular the fettuna, the ribolitta or the gelato. Fettuna is a local bread, toasted and rubbed with garlic and olive oil. Ribolitta is a kind of stew with a good taste of Italy and gelato, the famous Italian ice cream, but beware of tourist traps.
Around the city, there is the village and cathedral of Prato, about 20 km north of Florence. There is also the village of Fiesole with beautiful walks, or the more popular city of Pisa with its famous leaning tower.
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