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Florence trip planner is an online agenda for your trip to the home of Italian Renaissance art and architecture. The itineraries in this page offer a complete package of the top attractions, things to do, restaurants, events and tours in the city of Florence. The plans in the page are flexible so you can change them and adjust to your tastes and preferences.

Florence is a city in Tuscany region of Italy. For some period in history, 19th century, it has been the capital of Italy. It is considered to be the birthplace of opera. Florence is a real open- air museum, heart of a Italian Renaissance. It served as a stage for great art masters like Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo. Florence is a destination you should visit at least once in a lifetime.

Any traveler coming to Florence plans to discover its cultural heritage. Whether you are very much into art or not, Florence will amaze you for sure.
Check out the following sites and things to do that you should not miss out:

 

  • Start your Florence trip from Piazza del Duomo. It is the historic center of Florence that centers various important monuments of Florence that you need to see. Those are Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, the main church of Florence, Giotto's Bell Tower, the highlights of Italian Gothic architecture, Baptistery of St. John, the oldest in Florence.
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  • Visit the art museums: Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery. Uffizi exhibits an exceptional collection of Italian Renaissance artwork. Accademia is dedicated to Michelangelo and houses the famous "David". Note that nearly all museums in Florence and Italy are closed on Mondays! It is also very important to pre-book your ticket to skip the lines and excess waiting.
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  • For a panoramic outlook at Florence, climb up to Piazzale Michelangelo! It is available day and night, most importantly for free!
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  • If you seek an Italian food experience you should definitely visit Mercato Centrale, the central market of Florence. Inside the market you can find a wide selection of Tuscan cuisine, like like cucina povera, panino con bollito etc.
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If you have a longer time to stay and enjoy your visit check out our trip planner for more attractions and events.

Best time of the year to plan your trip to Florence is from September to November or April to May. The temperature in autumn and spring is not very warm or cold and not as crowded as in summer. However several attractions like Duomo are always surrounded by tourists, even in the worst weather.

Our trip planner has collected a number of itineraries for any traveler to arrange their Florence trip faster, easier and more effective!

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Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery is one of the most important art museums in Italy and the most visited one! Uffizi is one of top tourist attractions of Florence. Uffizi Gallery is said to be one of the largest all over the world.The Gallery exhibits an exceptional collection of Italian Renaissance artwork.The collection is on exhibition open to public since 18th century.

Accademia Gallery

Accademia is a top touristic attraction and famous museum in Florence dedicated to Michelangelo. Accademia Gallery occupies the former buildings of hospital of San Mateo and the old monastery of San Nicolas de Cafaggio. In late 18th century it was completely renovated to house the famous museum. People coming from all over the world of course visit the museum to see Michelangelo's famous "David" sculpted between 1501-1504.

Michelangelo Square

Piazzale Michelangelo is the best place to get an outlook at the city of Florence. It is available day and night, most importantly for free! You just need to climb up and enjoy the views! There are several ways for you to reach the piazza. Discover them here.

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church of Florence. It is the 3rd largest church in the world after Rome's St. Peter Church and London's St. Paul Church. It was also the largest in Europe at the time of its completion in 15th century.

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Plus Florence

Located a 10-minute walk from Santa Maria Train Station, Plus Florence is a hostel offering rooms and dormitories with free WiFi throughout. It is 1 km from Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. Each room and dormitory at Plus Florence features a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a private bathroom....

Wow Florence Hostel

With a panoramic terrace overlooking Florence Cathedral, Wow Florence Hostel offers colourful rooms with free WiFi and air conditioning. The surrounding area offers shops, restaurants and great transport. The Wow Hostel also includes a communal lounge, kitchen and vending machines for snacks and...

B&B Le Stanze del Duomo

Le Stanze del Duomo is a 1-minute walk from Florence Cathedral. It offers self-catering apartments plus a mix of contemporary and classic rooms with free national calls, a kettle and flat-screen TV. Wi-Fi is free. Rooms are air conditioned and feature a minibar. Their en suite bathroom comes with free...

Camping Firenze

Camping Firenze features a restaurant, 2 outdoor pools and free WiFi in Florence. Free parking is available on site. Each unit comes with air conditioning, a patio and a private bathroom with a shower. Bed linen and towels are included. A continental breakfast is served each morning at the on-site...

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Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Famous for a wealth of art, history, striking landscapes and outstanding produce, Tuscany really does have the best of all worlds! With only a day to spare, see the best Tuscany has to offer on this full-day guided coach trip from Florence.

Cinque Terre Hiking Day Trip from Florence

Join the only tour that takes you to the Cinque Terre on a one-day hiking trip from Florence. Hiking is the only way to truly experience the magic of the Cinque Terre. Take a break from the bustle of the city and hike this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. It's a unique and memorable experience,...

Skip the Line: Florence Accademia and Uffizi Gallery Tour

Explore Florence’s two must-visit art museums – the Accademia and Uffizi galleries – on this Florence combo tour! Start with a morning skip-the-line access and guided tour of the Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) to see Michelangelo’s statue of 'David' as well as other treasures,...

Siena, San Gimignano, and Greve in Chianti Day Trip from Florence with Wine Tasting

Visit two highlights of Tuscany, the charming cities of Siena, San Gimignano and Greve in Chianti, on an action-packed day trip from Florence. After traveling through the gorgeous Chianti countryside, visit the old town of Siena and the inside of the Basilica di San Domenico. Learn about Siena’s...

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