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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.


From $73 per night

This weekend

From $185 per night

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From $262 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.09
Language Italian
Average weekend price $222 per night
Average weekday price $234 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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If you didn't get the fast pass before visiting David...

December 1, 2023

If you didn't get the fast pass before visiting David the statue, don't go see that as the wait isn't worth it. There will be replicas all over the city. he no. of tourists in the museum didn't make the experience nicer either. Could've spent more time in Duomo and the night view by climbing up to Piazzale Michelangelo. T

Siu Hang
Siu Hang Hong Kong

Florence capital in Tuscany is a city full of renaissance...

November 29, 2023

Florence capital in Tuscany is a city full of renaissance arts, architectures, cathedrals. Most iconic will be the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto.

LEE TIN Malaysia

If you want to visit many many objectives, and don`t want to...

November 28, 2023

If you want to visit many many objectives, and don`t want to go for guided, private or some VIP tours, the "Firenze Card" is the best value for money. I`ve paid 85 Euros for it and visited locations worth of 110-120 Euros. Take very very comfy shoes. Paved streets are very nice in terms of storytelling, but a nightmare for your legs. The mainstream objectives are nice but don`t forget to go for the hidden gems of the city, cause there are many.


We were there in late October but the crush of tourists was...

November 27, 2023

We were there in late October but the crush of tourists was still apparent. Fortunately we had no problems getting into either the Uffizi or the Piti Palace. The Duomo, on the other hand, was a minimum of two hours even with tickets.


Beautiful location for a long weekend in early October,...

November 27, 2023

Beautiful location for a long weekend in early October, weather was warm enough to walk around without a jacket, even in the evening. Stunning views from piazza's around town and great restaurants on every corner of the city. The Gelato is the best I have tried.

Sezen United Kingdom

Florence is a beautiful city.

November 24, 2023

Florence is a beautiful city. Walk everywhere, take in the sights and stop where-ever catches your attention. Don't eat within the squares stick to side streets for the best authentic food. If you MUST preplan anything make a reservation at Osteria Pastella. It currently has huge social media hype and is extremely busy however it is well deserved. It is the best food I have ever tasted. Order the Flambe Cheese wheel truffle pasta, dinner and a show ! If I am ever on death row this will be my last meal of choice. Service is impeccable.

Lyndsy Ireland

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