Do you daydream about tasting fresh crostini toscani as you sip on an aged glass of chianti, watching as the lowering sun sets the iconic Florence Cathedral aglow? Andiamo a Florence! This is a cityfilled with centuries of art and music, not to mention some delicious, waistband-expanding cuisine. Wake up from that daydream and head to Italy—there is so much to see, do and taste in “The City of Lilies”. Things to Do in Florence
Florence is known as the "Birthplace of the Renaissance" and offers scenic cobblestone streets, towering baroque cathedrals and palatial public parks. Not quite sure where to start? That’s okay: maybe do a little bit of everything when you book one of our many Florence holiday packages.
A great way to begin your visit is at the Piazza del Duomo, located in the very centre of Florence. There you'll find the Florence Cathedral, which contains the famous dome by Brunelleschi; it's the largest brick dome construction in the world and dominates the city skyline. From there, head to the Uffizi Gallery for its massive collection of Renaissance masterpieces, including “The Birth of Venus” by Botticelli. Yes, we do mean that Venus. Isn’t she a dish? Be sure to purchase tickets online beforehand, as the queues can be quite long.
You might want to walk across the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, to reach Pitti Palace. Not only is the palace spectacular, but the nearby Boboli Gardens are also ideal for relaxation and wooing your latest love. If you want to grab a great view of the whole city, head to Piazzale Michelangelo and take enough pictures to leave your social media followers drooling for days.
Ultimately, Florence holidays could leave you with days full of attractions to visit. For a day trip into the surrounding countryside, you should definitely consider one of Wotif’s Florence car hire options. Shopping, Dining & Nightlife
Take a trip to the Via Tornabuoni, one of the most famous streets in Florence, where you'll find top designers, boutiques and vintage stores. Florence is also known for its fine leather goods; the San Lorenzo Market is a great place for purses, jackets and gloves, but don't be afraid to haggle over the prices. Remember to examine the quality of products to ensure a good buy.
Foodies, rejoice! Florence offers the finest that Tuscan cuisine has to offer. One of the best neighbourhoods for dining is Sant'Ambrogio, where visitors find plenty of restaurants serving up bruschetta, ribollita soup and classic meat dishes like wild game ragù.
Florence may be a small city, but its nightlife packs a hearty punch. Be sure to visit the excellent wine bars in the Santo Spirito neighbourhood, and always be on the lookout for bars advertising an aperitivo. It's a delicious (and often free) snack served after 7 p.m. to customers. What's Next?
Florence blends modern entertainment with rich history. Explore this city yourself by booking one of Wotif’s Florence packages, which include hotel deals and affordable flights. You can also pair your Florence trip with a package to Milan if you’d like to extend your trip. Search from a world of choice on Wotif, and book your next Italian holiday today.
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