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Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, is also the capital of Italy's Tuscany region and a powerhouse of culture, architecture, and art.

The entire city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so you never have to look far for things to do. The Uffizi Gallery is home to masterpieces like "The Birth of Venus" and "Primavera" by Sandro Botticelli, as well as Titian's "Venus of Urbino," while the Accademia Gallery is home to Michelangelo's "David" and the unfinished "Slaves." If you have time, be sure to visit other great museums like the Bargello, the Gucci Garden, and the former palace of the famous Medici family.

In the old town's center, you'll find the city's wonderful cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (also known as Duomo di Firenze) and Giotto's Tower, which offers a 360º view of the entire city. Then make a visit to Mercato Central to try some Florentine cuisine. It's the city's oldest and largest food market, packed with fresh, local produce, and even a bookshop and culinary school. You'll find all the local favorites, from tripe panini and pasta to gelato and Florentine steak.

Florence's Amerigo Vespucci airport is close, only a 15-minute bus or taxi ride from the city center.

Tonight

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This weekend

From $68 per night

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Most popular time to visit June-August
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.14
Language Italian
Average weekend price $140 per night
Average weekday price $141 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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10

The food was wonderful.

November 14, 2018

The food was wonderful. The people friendly and helpful. The architecture, art, and museums beautiful. The views... be sure to go to Piazzale Michelangelo It is not easy getting around. Can be a little confusing. And the taxis are not allowed to stop for you. You must get a taxi at the taxi stands. Of course, the hotel staff can call a taxi anytime. We didn’t take the train but we heard it was very easy to get to many places

Anonymous United States of America
10

The city is beautiful, looks like a big museum.

November 10, 2018

The city is beautiful, looks like a big museum. The best way to experience the city is to go without a map, just to get lost in the streets. Florence has great architecture, many museums, plenty of lendmarks. Also great restaurants with delicious food and great Italian beer. We enjoyed it.

Anonymous Croatia
10

Car rental location and facility very substandard.

October 30, 2018

Car rental location and facility very substandard. Difficult location to find to return car. Car insurance costs and deductibles unclear and penalties for not bringing car back with full tank of gas. Location for start of bus tours is along walk and confusing route from the train terminal City central is beautiful and easy walk to key tourist sites. Gilli’s for lunch in Palazzo Repubblica

Douglas
Douglas United States of America
6.0

The locals are very kind.

October 29, 2018

The locals are very kind. The restaurants are reasonable. Mercato Centrale was indeed a go-to, for its variety. Honestly, it's a calmer less vibrant place than say Rome. If you're an art fan, it worth spending two days. I would not stay any longer than two. The only way, lI could survive it for three and a half is that I took a train to Rome for a day trip- then when I returned I could appreciate it more!

Anonymous United States of America
10

We’ve been before and love Florence.

October 29, 2018

We’ve been before and love Florence. Wonderful sights, wonderful history, great restaurants & shopping. Can be pretty crowded. Be sure to pick low seasons or times of day to avoid the massive crowds.

Anonymous United States of America
10

Great city but Graffiti has been an eyesore.

October 29, 2018

Great city but Graffiti has been an eyesore. Hope the Italian and European Union as a whole will act and punished vandalism. Historic sites are tainted with ugly graffitis all over the city . Local government needs to address this problem.

Maria
Maria United States of America

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