Florence

Florence is the city of the Renaissance and Italian art, thanks to its artistic heritage is one of the most famous and visited destinations in the world.

Florentia: this is the ancient name of the current Florence, the city that has crossed and marked the history of our country and of Europe and not by chance it has been capital of Italy for some years.

Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, its historic centre contains monuments, religious buildings, architectural works and gardens that are unique in the world, designed by brilliant artists like Giotto, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo and universal genius like Leonardo da Vinci. Piazza del Duomo is the ideal starting point for visiting the Duomo, Giotto’s magnificent bell tower, the baptistery and the Duomo Opera Museum.

Continue to the historic Piazza della Signoria, dominated by Palazzo Della Signoria or Palazzo Vecchio and then to the other masterpieces of the city: the Uffizi Gallery, unique in the world for the art treasures it houses, the church of Santa Croce adorned with the frescoes by Giotto, Santa Maria Novella with its rich decorations and many other monuments of great value. Check here all Instant Tickets!

Florence also means a walk along the river Arno that crosses it and away through the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in the city full of small jewellery shops and historical shops. Palazzo Pitti with the Boboli garden, the church of San Miniato al Monte and Piazzale Michelangelo are other attractions not to be missed.

The province of Florence extends in an area of timeless charms, such as the Mugello, the Montagna Fiorentina, the Valdarno, a part of the Chianti area and the Empoli, which have different environmental and landscape features. Tutt’intorno si estendono incantevoli territori con straordinari paesaggi come il Chianti dove si possono seguire numerosi percorsi all’insegna dell’arte e dell’enogastronomia e le altre aree, dal Mugello al Valdarno, che riservano una grande varietà di sorprese: antichi castelli, pievi e ville.

Art and Culture

The city of art and culture offers itself to visitors with its many faces, day and night. Florence is indeed an open-air and widespread museum, but it is also a location where you can enjoy other passions: shopping, events, food and wine, nightlife.

  • Luxury boutiques, artisan shops, antique shops and local markets. The old town is full of them and the great names of Italian fashion alternate with local crafts (leather, paper, silk).
  • If your passion is stalls and markets, the Mercato delle Cascine is the largest and is held at the Parco delle Cascine which runs parallel to the Arno river.
  • Mercato Centrale, an indoor section of the Mercato di San Lorenzo, with two floors entirely dedicated to food and wine specialities, or the Sant’Ambrogio market.
Nightlife

The evening begins with an aperitif, one of the most popular areas is the Lungarni, between pubs and wine bars. In the historic centre, there are larger discos and smaller clubs always lively and full of tourists.

Activities to do

A lot of activities take place every day in this city taken by tourists from all over the world, who come to learn about local life, visit art and history and taste its world-famous wines.

In the historical centre of Florence, it is possible to visit city activities to explore the treasures kept in magnificent museums, geniuses like Da Vinci and Michelangelo, writers like Dante and artists like Giotto, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Vasari and many others.

While outside of Florence, it is possible to do wine tasting activities in the most important wineries and various outdoor activities such as taking a Vespa ride along the Chianti hills. Explore all tour experiences on our Premium Tours.

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