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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

From $100 per night

This weekend

From $195 per night

Next weekend

From $187 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.04
Language Italian
Average weekend price $148 per night
Average weekday price $154 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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10

Loved everything about the city and where we were staying,...

July 5, 2022

Loved everything about the city and where we were staying, very convenient. We never went to a place we did not like and never had any food or drink we did not like. It was an awesome time wish we could have stayed longer.

Brian
Brian United States of America
10

Go and see the duomo, climb the campanile though.

July 5, 2022

Go and see the duomo, climb the campanile though. Great view at the top. And if you walk at the right time then you get the bells ringing also! Go to ponte vecchio, do some tours, drink wine and eat lambredotto. Think spelled right.

Greg
Greg United Kingdom
8.0

If you like churches, museums, art and statues this is the...

July 5, 2022

If you like churches, museums, art and statues this is the place for you. Best to travel to different places (we went to Pisa and Siena) otherwise you may get a bit bored with the same things. Travel is excellent in Florence with buses, trams and trains available everywhere. Go in the spring or autumn as the summer is too hot. We went in June and it went up to 41 degrees c. Get one of the large sandwiches for lunch, which will fill you up for the day.

Karen
Karen United Kingdom
10

Florence is a great place to visit.

July 5, 2022

Florence is a great place to visit. Wonderful museums, good food and beautiful scenery. I wouldn’t recommend going there in the summer, though. Too hot and too many tourists! Publlic transportation is awesome! You can go anywhere using the bus, trams or train. I would definitely recommend two things to do there - visit Fiesole and buy a sandwich at All’antico Vinaio!

Lygia
Lygia
10

Florence is a must seen city, especially if you like history...

July 5, 2022

Florence is a must seen city, especially if you like history and art. Every street has something to be see, a special detail on a wood door, an art gallery, a museum, the bars, restaurants and all kinds of stores. Be prepared to walk, it is the only way to really see everything. in the old historical town.

Ana
Ana Canada
6.0

Very busy and dirty.

July 2, 2022

Very busy and dirty. Everything felt rushed, people ignore you other than to take your money and you cannot really enjoy anything because your are just trying not to be pushed around. Food was poor tourist quality and extremely small portions for the $. Walking around no longer felt like an option due to all the cars honking at you.

Tiffany
Tiffany United States of America

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