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Things to see and do in Florence, Italy

Things to see and do in Florence, Italy

Life in Florence will offer you good food, great gelato, and a city that’s walkable by foot. Unlike some of the other popular regions in Italy, here it is not neccesary to purchase transportation tickets, but rather stroll around with the locals and tourists alike. The history of the city is emerged throughout it’s legendary art, the main reason that almost everyone comes to Florence are for the art museums. A very popular tourist region to prepare for, the museums are situated in very small buildings, with capacity regulations. The crowd here often leaves feeling a bit faint from the crowds and lines, but more so from experiencing Florence syndrome. The tantilizzing art pieces are so overwhelming with beauty that it’s possible you may need a moment to relax. We have researched best places to see and things to do in the city, whether you are a fan of the hustle and bustle or more of a nature fan, we have you covered!

Piazza del Duomo

This large city square contains the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, the third largest cathedral in the world.

Accademia Museum

This is a relatively small museum, but it houses Michaelangelo’s infamous David. Don’t forget to snag a reservation as this place is as busy as they come.

Duomo – Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

The Cathedral’s trademark dome is the iconic symbol of Florence. The beautiful pink and green church is in the center of the city and magnificent from all angles. To see the top you have to climb 476 stairs, but the view from above is totally worth it!

Piazza del Duomo

This large city square contains the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, the third largest cathedral in the world.

Fontana del Porcellino

Take a stroll to Florence’s famous bronzed boar statue and rub his nose for good luck.

The Campanile di Giotto

Plan ahead and visit both the bell tower and duomo. The Campanile di Giotto is a lovely structure, covered in marble to match the duomo. This attraction, and journey is well worth the cost for a gorgeous view.

Centro Storico

Situated between Piazza San Marco, Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Santa Croce, and Santo Spirito, the area is filled with up-scale and fancy shops.

Scuola del Cuoio

Florence is known for its leather products, which make great souvenirs that will actually be used and will last you a long time. Check out Scuola del Cuoio (Florence’s school of leather), a place that makes handbags and accessories on site that you can take home with you

Ponte Vecchio

Take a stroll here to see the famous stone bridge with houses on it. Another option is to visit Ponte Santa Trinita, the bridge next to the Ponte Vecchio, to see it in all its glory.

Horse & carriage ride

You’re in a romantic city, it’s a great opportunity (even if you’re solo) to take a ride through the city on horse and carriage.

Piazzale Michelangelo

If sunsets, or panoramas of a city are your thing (which they should be here), don’t hesitate and get walking to this site. A bit of a stroll indeed, but the beauty is absolutely worth it.

Giardino Bardini

Excellent Gardens with panoramic views of the city. There are several garden sections to get beautifully lost in.

Tuscany Cycle

Located on Via Ghibellina, come here to rent a cycle for the day. Head over towards the Arno river and within a few minutes you’ll be at the Cascine, a big green park with plenty of space for riding.

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