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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
World heritage site
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
World heritage site
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
World heritage site
Piazzale Michelangelo
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
Ponte Vecchio ©
World heritage site
Ponte Vecchio
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
When you visit Florence, you'll have a chance to admire some of the most prominent masterpieces produced during the Italian Renaissance. Not just art lovers, but every visitor to the city should make sure their list of things to do in Florence includes a visit to famous art galleries and museums like Uffizi Gallery and Galleria dell'Accademia. In a city that's a kind of open-air museum, you can simply amble about its charming streets, stopping to sip espresso at Piazza della Signoria and dropping by Piazza del Duomo to appreciate the architectural magnificence of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

Historic Sites in Florence

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Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Historic Site
Basilica of Santa Croce
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
Piazza del Duomo ©
Historic Walking Area
Piazza del Duomo
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Piazza della Signoria ©
Historic Walking Area
Piazza della Signoria
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Centro Storico ©
Historic Walking Area
Centro Storico
4.9
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Florence

Pitti Palace ©
World heritage site
Pitti Palace
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
The Baptistery of St. John ©
World heritage site
The Baptistery of St. John
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.9
Duration: 3h 30 min
Museo di San Marco ©
World heritage site
Museo di San Marco
4.7
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Florence

Piazza del Campo ©
World heritage site
Piazza del Campo Siena
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings Siena
4.9
Duration: 5 hours
Castello del Trebbio ©
World heritage site
Castello del Trebbio Santa Brigida
4.9
Duration: 3 hours
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
World heritage site
Leaning Tower of Pisa Pisa
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Florence

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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
4.9
Duration: 1 hour
Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore ©
Art Museum
Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
M.G. Design ©
Art Gallery
M.G. Design
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Church and Museum of Orsanmichele ©
Art Museum
Church and Museum of Orsanmichele
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Florence

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Mercato Centrale ©
Flea Market
Mercato Centrale
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
La Pelle ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
La Pelle
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Massai Orafi in Florence ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Massai Orafi in Florence
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
Le Mie Ceramiche ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Le Mie Ceramiche
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Taste Florence ©
Food Tour
Taste Florence
5.0
Duration: 6 hours
Cuor di Pelle Leather Shop ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Cuor di Pelle Leather Shop
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Antica Erboristeria San Simone ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Antica Erboristeria San Simone
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Massai Orafi in Florence ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Massai Orafi in Florence
5.0
Duration: 1 hour

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Where to stay in Florence

Variety is not a problem when deciding where to stay in Florence. The compact town center is packed with hotels, hostels, and small inns. The drawback of this upmarket central area is that even family-run B&Bs often cost as much as luxury hotels. For more affordable lodgings, explore the area outside the tourist-driven city center. Staying in one of the city's residential neighborhoods allows you to immerse yourself in the daily life of local Florentines. B&Bs and hotels outside the center offer private parking and spacious rooms, all within walking distance of the main tourist sites.
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