Tours in Florence
PISA FROM FLORENCE
Porta Santa Maria, Piazza dei Miracoli, Baptistery, Leaning Tower of Pisa and much more ...
FLORENCE FROM ROME
Historic center, Church of Santa Maria la Novella, Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, and more.
VENICE AND FLORENCE BY TRAIN FROM ROME
Florence & Venice
Florence, Accademia Gallery, and much more.
VISIT TUSCANY AND VENETO FROM ROME
Rome, Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padua & Venice
AUTHENTIC PASTA CLASS IN FLORENCE WITH LUNCH
Italian cooking class in Florence
TUSCANY WINE EXPERIENCE FROM FLORENCE
Chianti, Radda in Chianti, vineyards, wineries and much more ...
Repubblica square, the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, and much more.
FLORENCE FROM MILAN
Florence from Milan by train
Why Visit Florence?
Florence, capital of the Tuscany region, is considered by many travelers to be the cradle of the Renaissance, since this artistic movement originated within it. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.
It is a city located in the north of central Italy, where it is close to Milan, Rome and Venice. Today it has more than 378,239 inhabitants.
During medieval times it bordered as a center of trade and culture for all of Italy. However, the history of the city of Florence does not begin in the Middle Ages, but was founded by Julius Caesar in 59 BC.
Main Sites of Interest in Florence
Below, we mention the main attractions and monuments of Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance:
- Piazzale Michelangelo
- Florence Cathedral
- Piazza della Signoria
- Uffizi Gallery
Activities in Florence
Florence is a city characterized by offering travelers multiple options for entertainment and learning. Here we will mention some of them:
Take a city tour
There are multiple ways to tour this Tuscan city. Among them, it is possible to find half-day guided tours that will take you to the main attractions.
Visit the museums
Without a doubt, if you visit the cradle of the Renaissance, you should go to its different museums. We can mention some such as the Galleria dell’ Accademia, where the famous statue of David is located, or the Palazzo Pitti, a specialized art museum.
Wine tasting on the outskirts of the city
One of the alternatives to the city of Florence is to take a tour of the outskirts in search of top-quality gastronomic experiences, among which we highlight wine tasting (remember that the Italian countryside is a specialist in this drink).
Visit the cathedrals and basilicas
The religious monuments are undoubtedly part of the typical landscape of the cradle of the Renaissance. Among them, we highlight the Cathedral of Santa Maria della Flor and the Basilica of Santa Croce, famous for their peculiar and striking architectural style. The latter, inside, houses the so-called pantheon of artists, where you will find paintings by personalities such as Donatello or Giotto.
How to Get Around Florence?
To get around Florence, we recommend doing it on foot or by public bus, since the monuments of historical and cultural interest are just a few meters away. It is possible to buy subscription tickets to pay for transport, which guarantees discounts and time of use from their validation. General tickets cost around €1.20 and €2.
What to Eat in Florence?
In Florence, we recommend you eat the typical dishes of Tuscan cuisine, one of the most important in Italian cuisine. It is characterized by its ingredients from the Mediterranean, sausages, meats, and flours. Some of the traditional Florentine dishes are the trippa alla Florentina, the bistecca alla Florentina, the antipasto of the area, the crostini di fegato, and the Tuscan bread, among others. We also recommend that you try the ice cream in Florence, notable for its flavor worldwide.
Best Time to Travel to Florence
The best time to visit Florence is between April and May or mid-September. If you suffer from hot weather, we recommend that you do not go between July and August due to the high temperatures in the area. From November to March there is a low season, so you can find more accommodation offers, but more closed businesses.