Florence is the quintessential Italian city - and a wonderful place to explore with family and friends.
Culture, history, cuisine, and architecture all combine to create this exceptional small town.
Florence has often been at the center of Italy's history, and as the capital of Tuscany the city represents a considerable portion of the country.
This charming city is entirely walkable and offers visitors a wide variety of experiences.
To help you plan your next trip to Florence, we've selected the top four experiences for you to have in Florence.
Explore the Art and Architecture
Florence has cultivated the talents of artists throughout its history. Every inch of the city has been perfectly designed to showcase Italian architecture. From grand piazzas like the Piazza della Signoria to magnificent churches like the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence surrounds you with incredible architecture right on the street. If you choose to venture into a museum you'll find famous works of art such as Michelangelo's sculpture of David. The art and architecture in Florence are undoubtedly a sight to behold!
Picnic in the Boboli Gardens
Directly behind Pitti Palace are the impressive Boboli Gardens. Designed for the Medici family, the gardens represent one of the first and most impressive Italian style gardens. When the gardens first opened to the public in 1766, picniking immediately became a popular past time. Spend an afternoon strolling through the gardens with family or enjoy a good book in a quiet corner of the tranquil gardens.
Discover the Magic of Tuscany
The beauty of Florence is that it's a short drive to some of the best small towns and wineries in Tuscany. From Siena to Pisa and San Gimignano, the villages around Florence make for perfect day trips. Sample Chianti from local vineyards as you spend an afternoon under the Tuscan sun!
Enjoy Authentic Cuisine
It wouldn't be a trip to Italy without indulging in some authentic Italian cuisine. And Florence is full of delicious choices. Sample classic Italian favourites like pizza, carbonara, and gelato but there are also some regional specialties, such as panzanella or fettuna, that you'll want to try. Ready to level up your culinary experience? Take a cooking class and learn from the masters.
Florence is a small but mighty Italian city. Regardless of your interests, there is something of everyone in Florence.
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