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Florence in Italy, and all the beauty it has to offer.

Florence in Italy, and all the beauty it has to offer.

Great view of the Duomo Florence Italy

Florence, Italy, is more than another destination to visit. Did you know that the city is like a flame igniting your inner poet or artist? Tourists visiting this city for the first time are very overwhelmed by this city’s beauties, which makes it difficult for them to deviate from the standard tourist routes.

If you are planning to visit this city, make sure you check out this short guide first. And have a look at this great video and visit Florence virtually.

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  • Language: Italian (Tuscan) 
  • Currency: Euro 
  • Time Zone: GMT+2 

Best Time to Visit.

A beautiful view of cozy restaurants and bars
Summer street cafe on Piazza della Repubblica in Florence @Yuriy Biryukov /

The ideal time to visit Florence in Italy is between May and September when the balmy weather escorts in open-air dining, art festivals, and the kind of Italian sunshine, which motivated many Renaissance painters. 

Why Visit Florence?

Florence is in the Tuscany region, nearly midway between Milan to the north and Rome to the south. Florence, Italy is much more than a tourist spot.

It has been the center of Italy’s politics and art, dating back to the renaissance era, and continues to make a significant contribution to the worldwide culture.

View of Florence Italy
View of Florence @Alex Yuzhakov /

It can be your favorite European city to enjoy and relax the beauty of a special town. It’s a city with a mix of qualities allowing you to do everything or nothing.

You’ll have fun enjoying an espresso and people viewing at a Trattoria in Piazza Della Republicca, as you’d walk through the Bargello Museum. 

Things to See and Do in Florence Italy.

Duomo di Firenze - the Cathedral of Florence
The Cathedral of Florence @vvoe /

The best things in the world never come free. That’s especially true in the case of Florence that unfolds the Renaissance mysteries to the world.

The historical and cultural-artistic excellence makes it a perfect place for you to visit. Here are the best things for you to see and do: 

  • Visit the Duomo
  • Admire the Ponte Vecchio
  • Check out the Leather Markets
  • Visit two Museums: The Uffizi and The Accademia.
  • Eat pizza at Gusta Pizza.

Food & Restaurants in Florence.

Florence is perhaps the best art city on the planet to flock to. It is sought for its art, but there are many other stuff to do during your stay in Florence, Italy. That includes eating. Restaurants in Florence are extraordinary.

Delicious Italian Pasta
Paccheri Pasta by @Paolo Gallo /

Here are some of them: 

Shops in Florence Italy.

Florence Italy with the Ponte Vecchio
Ponte Vecchio Florence by @muratart /

Milan isn’t the only fashion hub in Italy. Florence is a good base, especially if you wish to spend most of your stay hitting the shops. 

  • Via de’ Tornabuoni for exclusive shopping.
  • Ponte Vecchio (as pictured above) for jewelry, ceramics, and perfumes.
  • The San Lorenzo Market, an outdoor market of stalls selling local art, leather goods & regional foods.
  • Mercato delle Cascine, food market
  • The Mall, for luxury outlets.
  • Via del Corso, shopping in historic streets surrounded by beautiful old buildings.

Culture & History Buildings.

Main Square in Florence Italy - Piazza della Signoria
Piazza Della Signoria – Florence @canadastock /

Florence is one of Italy’s cities where you can discover many amazing things that you haven’t seen before. Are you planning to wonder about the most cultural and historical spots? Then you can always find it in Florence. 

  • Piazza Della Signoria, a must-see square with lots of tourist attractions and beautiful statues.
  • Santa Maria del Fiore, the eaycatcher in Florence, the gorgeous cathedral.
  • Piazza della Repubblica, the roman heart of Florence.
  • Ponte Vecchio, the famous stone-arched bridge.

Day Trips from Florence Italy.

The leaning tower of Pisa
The leaning tower in Pisa @ Xingyue HUANG/

Being at the center of Italy makes Florence a top base for discovering the rest of the region. Here is our best pick of day trips from Florence: 

  • San Gimignano for its medieval architecture and visit its tower houses which are uniquely preserved. Don`t forget to eat the delicious Italian ice cream on the square.
  • Siena for more culture and shopping in a beautiful atmosphere.
  • Montepulciano a medieval town for enjoying Tuscan nature and delicious Italian wine and food.
  • And, of course, Pisa, world-famous for the leaning tower. Afterward, you can relax at the beach.

Here is a great website where you can find tickets for the Florence Cathedral and museums. Are you ready to put Florence in Italy on your bucket list? 

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