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4.7/5Top Destination

Experience the museums, cathedral and monuments in Florence!

Fascinating museums, shopping and popular sights from Piazza della Signoria to Palazzo Vecchio—explore Florence, a historic destination also known for its cathedral.

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Museums, Culture and Historical Buildings

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Where to stay in Florence

Duomo
Duomo, Florence, Italy

Duomo

Known for Cathedrals, Museums, Culture

4.5/5(362 reviews)

Visitors to Duomo rave about its fascinating museums, stunning cathedral and popular shops. You might also want to make some time to see Florence Baptistery or Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy

Santa Maria Novella

Known for Museums, Cathedrals, Churches

4/5(213 reviews)

Santa Maria Novella is popular for its popular shops. Explore top sights like Fortezza da Basso and Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum, and you can get around town on the metro at Florence-Cascine Station.

Oltrarno
Oltrarno, Florence, Italy

Oltrarno

Known for Museums, Culture, Rivers

4.5/5(139 reviews)

Oltrarno is a destination visitors seek out for its fascinating museums, picturesque gardens and beautiful river views. You might also want to check out attractions like Boboli Gardens or Pitti Palace while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy

San Lorenzo

Known for Museums, Cafés, Shopping

4.5/5(200 reviews)

A noteworthy feature of San Lorenzo is its popular shops. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out San Marco Convent and Museum and Piazza San Marco.

Campo di Marte
Campo di Marte, Florence, Italy

Campo di Marte

Known for Museums, Sightseeing, Cafés

3.5/5(13 reviews)

Join the crowds cheering for the local soccer team, attending a concert or tasting some of Florence’s favorite ice cream flavors.

Santa Croce
Santa Croce, Florence, Italy

Santa Croce

Known for Cathedrals, Churches, Museums

4.5/5(47 reviews)

Santa Croce is known for its fascinating museums, and you can make a stop by Basilica of Santa Croce and Piazza Santa Croce while in the area.

Top hotels in Florence

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Maxim Axial
Maxim Axial
3 out of 5
Via Dei Calzaiuoli 11, Florence, FI
£54
per night
4 Nov-5 Nov

Located in Duomo, this hotel is steps away from Via de' Calzaiuoli, Florence Baptistery and Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower. Piazza della Signoria and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (599 reviews)

"Very close to all attractions, shopping and train station. Staffs are helpful, stayed in a quad room, good size but bathroom is tight and needs upgrade."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2019

Maxim Axial
TSH Florence Lavagnini
TSH Florence Lavagnini
4 out of 5
Viale Spartaco Lavagnini 70 72, Florence
£79
per night
17 Nov-18 Nov

Located in San Lorenzo, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Gallery of the Academy of Florence and Florence Baptistery. Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (406 reviews)

"Good location, excellent amenities. Rooms were a bit dark & hot."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2019

TSH Florence Lavagnini
Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio
Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio
4 out of 5
Borgo S.Jacopo, 3/r, Florence, FI
£118
per night
17 Nov-18 Nov

Located in Oltrarno, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace and Piazza della Signoria. Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,065 reviews)

"No better location than at the very foot of the bridge. Well kept property with great, professional staff ready to serve with good advice and courtesy. Comfortable beds with silky smooth linens and enveloping towels. Adequate breakfast with great 6th floor dining room. One caveat though is that only ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2019

Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio

Popular things to do in Florence

Ponte Vecchio
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Ponte Vecchio

4.5/5(409 reviews)

Take a trip over Florence’s iconic bridge, spared by the Nazis for its beauty and home to jewelers for more than four centuries.

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower
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Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower

4.5/5(238 reviews)

The “Saint Mary of the Flower” cathedral and its towering dome have come to symbolize Florence.

Uffizi Gallery
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Uffizi Gallery

4.5/5(280 reviews)

Art lovers will be in their element in this famous museum, home to the most extensive and important collection of masterpieces in the world.

Pitti Palace
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Pitti Palace

4.5/5(217 reviews)

This former royal residence now showcases the extensive collections of the Medici family, with seven galleries containing some of the finest artworks in Florence.

Palazzo Vecchio
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Palazzo Vecchio

4.5/5(284 reviews)

Palazzo Vecchio is a top museum in Florence with a story of its own. Visit the churches and notable monuments in this vibrant area.

Piazza della Signoria
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Piazza della Signoria

4.5/5(295 reviews)

This lively square is home to Michelangelo’s David, as well as numerous cafés, the world-famous Uffizi and an outdoor sculpture gallery.

Top activities in Florence

Full-Day Tour of San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti
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Full-Day Tour of San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti

£54

Enjoy a full-day tour exploring the scenic countryside towns of Siena and San Gimignano. Discover the awe-inspiring landscape of the Chianti region, enjoy lunch with winetasting on a rural farm, and end the day with a visit to the enchanting commune of Monteriggioni.

Highlights of Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano & Pisa with Lunch
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Highlights of Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano & Pisa with Lunch

£58

Enjoy a day trip through Tuscany as you explore Italy's most famous wine-growing region and the historic towns of Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa. Along the way, pair your experience with a succulent Tuscan lunch served with delicious regional wines.

Uffizi Gallery Tickets with Skip-The-Line Admission
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Uffizi Gallery Tickets with Skip-The-Line Admission

£26

Discover the world-renowned Uffizi Gallery's stunning collection and skip past the ticket lines outside with this exclusive ticket. Inside, spend as much time as you want exploring the incredible collection of treasures that date back to he time of ancient Greece and the Renaissance.

Cinque Terre & Portovenere Full-Day Tour from Florence
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Cinque Terre & Portovenere Full-Day Tour from Florence

£85

Explore the breathtaking Ligurian coast on a tour of Portovenere and the Cinque Terre, a small corner of paradise divided into five villages suspended on steep cliffs overlooking the sea; a unique landscape where vegetation and lush vineyards frame a spectacular scenery.

Accademia Gallery Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Admission
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Accademia Gallery Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Admission

£38

Skip the line and enter the Accademia Gallery of Art, a one-of-a-kind Italian museum most famous for its presentation of Michelangelo's artistic genius. Marvel at the works of the Florentine artist along with numerous other beautiful works of art, learning from your official museum guide.

Florence&Pisa private day trip from Rome
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Florence&Pisa private day trip from Rome

£121

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Leaning Tower of Pisa, Piazza del Duomo Piazza dei Miracoli, 56126, Pisa Italy You will be picked up by an English - speaking driver at your accomodation in Rome, and then go straight traveling to North.

Reviews of Florence

4.7

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

19 Oct 2019

Florence is an exceptionally small city, and so I walked to all sites seen within the city. I only used public transport for trips out of the city - Siena and Fiesole (both worth visiting).

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

17 Oct 2019

Very crowded, very expensive. Walk away from the main sights for a more reasonably priced evening meal. Beware the cafes around the Piazza del Signoria - the prices are outragious.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

15 Oct 2019

Can do it in two days! Well worth the trip!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

15 Oct 2019

Loved it! Especially the art, the churches & the ice cream. Suggest you find Sbrino’s Gelataria over the Arno for real quality.

4/5 - Good

PHILLIPHEMPE

14 Oct 2019

LOVELY CITY AND A GOOD START FOR TRAVELLING AROUND TUSCANY

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

13 Oct 2019

Extremely, extremely expensive for accommodation and extremely crowded for the second week in October. I would NEVER go there in the summer -- it must be like Disneyland!

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