Florence (Firenze in Italian) is a small cultural metropolis that offers visitors some of the world’s top museums and art galleries. The city is a real open-air museum and is the birthplace of the Renaissance.
Why visit Florence?
Tuscany is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy, and as the capital of the region, Florence is mainly visited for its museums, it fashion boutiques, its tasty Florentine cuisine, for an unforgettable experience watching the sunset over the Ponte Vecchio or to admire some of the most stunning Renaissance artwork, like the sculpture of David. If we are sure of something, is that Florence will leave no visitor indifferent.
Florence is a tourist destination that can be seen in one day or in a week. Some travellers prefer to go for a day or two from Rome to see the top attractions and get a feel for the city, while others prefer to take their time in Florence and take advantage of their trip to visit other villages and towns in the stunning region of Tuscany. Whether it be for a day, a week or a month, visitors will want to return to Florence in the near future.
How to organise your trip?
Before preparing your trip to Florence, we recommend reading about the city’s history and general information, which can be useful for when you are in the metropolis. Then why not read about Florence’s top attractions, the best museums and art galleries.
When it is time to look for a hotel, we suggest reading our article on the best areas to stay in Florence. And just before travelling, we recommend reading about the region’s traditional cuisine, so that you do not miss out on any of the city’s top dishes. With all this information, you will guarantee an unforgettable trip to Florence.
Book your hotel in advance
Since Florence is one of the most visited cities in Italy, we recommend booking your hotel or accommodation as far in advance as possible. Check out our search engine where you will find all types of hotels, hostels and apartments with the best rates guaranteed. You can get up to 75% off if you pay directly at the hotel.
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In this pasta and pastry cooking class in Florence, we'll learn how to make a variety of Italian dishes and delicious desserts. What's more, we'll get to sample our creations.
Why read our Florence guide?
Our Florence tourist guide has been created by travellers like you to help you plan your trip and get the most out of it, all the while saving money.
The information and data in this guide was updated in August 2019. If you find any errors or anything you think we should change, please get in touch.