Florence is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. The Galleria dell’Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture. Stay on this page and you’ll see what you can do, what you can see and where you can taste the amazing food and the delicious wine of Tuscany region.
Things To Do in Florence
Plan ahead and make the most of your visit to the world-famous Uffizi Gallery in Florence with a guided tour. Bypass the long wait at one of the city’s most popular attractions, and head straight inside the historic galleries with an expert guide who will lead you straight to must-see highlights like Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’ and Caravaggio’s ‘Medusa,’ plus hidden treasures you might miss on your own. After this insightful art history tour, continue exploring the museum at your leisure.
Hear the fascinating history behind the dome before beginning the ascent up its 463 steps. Expect a steep climb, as the trip can take approximately 45 minutes. As you travel up, admire the frescoes from Renaissance artists like Zuccari and Vasari on the two shells of the dome. Then, arrive at the top and enjoy the reward for all your hard work. Stroll along the cupola’s balcony to soak up 360-degree views of Florence and the Tuscan hills stretched out below. Your guide will provide insightful background on Filippo Brunelleschi, the architect behind this Renaissance masterpiece.
At the Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze, you can visit the famous DAVID of Michelangelo. The tickets are usually sold out, I advise to buy it some months before your visit
Santa Maria Novella
A few steps from the Duomo, there is the Central Market where you can find nice clothes (leather too) with amazing prices. You can also buy cheese, wine and tipical products from this beautiful reagion.
Address: Piazza del Mercato Centrale, Via dell’Ariento, 50123 Firenze FI, Italia
Restaurants in Florence
They serve a typically Tuscan cuisine made up of seasonal dishes prepared using genuine raw materials, but their menu could never be without the great classics like bistecca alla fiorentina (T-bone steak), tripe, ossobuco (braised veal shank), a fried chicken, rabbit, and vegetables platter, stewed beans, baccalà codfish, and grilled octopus, or the bread soup pappa al pomodoro, oven-baked lasagne, taglierini with white truffles, and their famous pear-stuffed pasta in a sauce of taleggio cheese and asparagus.
And to wind up on a sweet note, Maurino’s fantastic cheese cake made according to an exclusive 4 Leoni recipe and the tiramisù of the house.
Via de’ Vellutini, 1r 50125 Firenze, Italia
Tel +39055 218562
Here you can breathe the Florence of the artisans. On the corner of Santo Spirito square, the Osteria Santo Spirito is a reminder of the meeting of the food passions present in its well-stocked menu that offers people who want to eat well the exchange, dialogue and love for this wonderful square, for traditions , for the culture . My favore dish are the GNOCCHI with cheese, AMAZING!!!
Piazza Santo Spirito, 16/R, 50125 Firenze FI
Tel +39 055 2382383
For who loves the street food, this is the best in Florence. Their best sold is the SCHIACCIATA, it’s not a sandwich, it’s not a focaccia, it’s something unique that you have to try ! There is always a long line but don’t be afraid, it moves fast….
Via Dei Neri 65 R,
50122 – Firenze (FI)
Tel. +39 055 23 82 723
Outside of Florence
With its remarkable height and slim body, the Tower of Pisa was in fact perfectly visible from every part of Piazza dei Miracoli (Miracles Square) and probably also from the river Arno. The problem of the inclination is one that has most fascinated and intrigued visitors, art lovers, and experts over the centuries. It is the feature that has made Tower of Pisa so famous all over the world. Adding to the appeal is the fact that the reasons for the inclination of the building are still fairly mysterious.
How to arrive in Pisa
From Florence is really easy, you can take the train to Pisa from Santa Maria Novella train station.
Siena is distinguished by its medieval brick buildings. The fan-shaped central square, Piazza del Campo, where they play the PALIO, is the site of the Palazzo Pubblico, the Gothic town hall, and Torre del Mangia, a slender 14th-century tower with sweeping views from its distinctive white crown.
You can arrive in Siena from Florence with the public bus.
The Mall Shopping Area
Departing from Florence, enjoy stress-free transportation to Prada Space and the Mall, each offering 30 to 50 percent on high-end clothes and accessories. Try on your favorite names from Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Prada and more, before traveling back to Florence after a fun day browsing.
When Visit Florence