Florence Travel Guide


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    Every corner of Florence looks like a scenic painting that came to life. Florence, Italy gave rise to the Renaissance so the city’s architecture, art, music and culture showcases the early modern period. Florence got its name from fleur de lis, a flower commonly found in the area. Sites and Attr...

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  • 1865 Residenza D'epoca

    Located in Florence, 1865 Residenza D'epoca is opportunely located nearby Walking Tour of Jewish Florence Day Tours, Sant'Ambrogio and Tempio Israelitico. Various other l...

  • The St. Regis Florence

    Seen within Florence, The St. Regis Florence is a finest hotel comfortably positioned alongside Ognissanti, Trip per Tre and La Bottega d'Arte, Lastrucci di Trabucchi Ele...

  • HOTEL DAVID

    Located in Firenze, HOTEL DAVID is conveniently positioned in close proximity to Bobo Checkpoint, James Joyce and Tuscany Shore Trips. Other prominent attractions nearby ...

  • Residence Hilda

    Located in Florence, Residence Hilda is comfortably placed close to Tour in Florence- Guided Private Day Tours, Mineral Shop and Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure. Some ot...

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  • Statue Of David

    Statue Of David

    Galleria dell'Accade...

    Attractions, Landmarks and Points Of Interest
  • Piazza Della Signoria

    Piazza Della Signori...

    Piazza Della Signori...

    Piazza della Signoria is an L-shaped square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. It ...

    Attractions, Activities, Landmarks and Points Of Interest, Outdoors
  • Piazzale Michelangelo

    Piazzale Michelangel...

    Piazzale Michelangel...

    Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence is the most famous vantage point of the cityscape, reproduced in c...

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  • Giotto's Bell Tower

    Giotto's Bell Tower

    Piazza del Duomo

    Attractions, Landmarks and Points Of Interest, Historical Sites

About Florence

Every corner of Florence looks like a scenic painting that came to life. Florence, Italy gave rise to the Renaissance so the city’s architecture, art, music and culture showcases the early modern period. Florence got its name from fleur de lis, a flower commonly found in the area.

Sites and Attractions

The city of Florence is rich in historical architectures such as monuments, churches, squares, piazzas and museums. Florence is identified significantly with its most iconic structure, the Il Duomo di Firenze (Cathedral of Florence). Visitors can climb the stairs up to the top of the cathedral to get an extraordinary view of Florence. Together with the Baptistery of St. John and the Giotto’s Campanile, the basilica can be found in the Piazza del Duomo.

Several other attractions surround the Piazza del Duomo. Some of the nearby museums include The Cathedral Museum (Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo), Museo dei Ragazzi, Gucci Museo and the Museo Galileo. Other must-see attractions are the Badia Fiorentina, Bargello, Oratorio dei Buonomini di San Martino, Orsanmichele and the Ospedale Santa Maria Nuova.

Visitors should also drop by the Palazzo Davanzati, Palazzo Vecchio and the lovely old bridge, Ponte Vecchio. There are also two other piazzas nearby, the Piazza della Signora and the Piazza della Repubblica. The Palazzo della Signora holds the great statue of David created by world-renowned Italian artist Michelangelo. The statue, made from Carrara marble, was inspired by David in the bible. Later on, the statue became a symbol of civil defense in Florence.

Things to Do

Despite the classic atmosphere in Florence, the city is lined with many shopping centers, bars, restaurants and hotels. If you plan to shop in the city, make sure to visit Luisa Via Roma for top designer fashion, Penko and Mandragora Art Store for gold and jewelries and Patrizia Pepe women’s fashion.

Piazza del Vino offers some of the best wines in Tuscany so it would be worth to try their wine tasting comprised of four Tuscan wines with hors d’ oeuvres. If you want to learn how to cook authentic Tuscan and pasta dishes, you can enroll in one of the cooking classes offered in the area.

Dining especially gelato tasting is necessary when in Florence. Some of the popular restaurants that offer the best gelato are Vivoli, Grom, Gelateria de’ Neri, Gelateria Carabe and Carabi.

Florence can be quite warm, especially during summer. You can head out in the seacoast of Tuscany, but if you want to take a dip somewhere near the city center, you can visit Le Pavoniere in the Cascine Park, the Piscina Comunale Costoli, and the Bellariva pool (aka Goffredo Nannini Communal Pool).

Florence is indeed a treat, especially for art lovers and classic architecture enthusiasts. Visiting the old palaces and strolling down the piazzas are indeed romantic. Couples, single travelers and family alike would definitely love to tour around the city. Make sure to bring a good camera with you. Every corner of Florence is picture perfect and is worth taking a souvenir photo.

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