It’s impossible not to fall in love with Florence, the capital of the iconic Tuscany region of Italy. It’s a city so steeped in culture, art and history that even the shortest of visits reveals its charm and character, and ensures that once will never be enough. But in a place where there’s so much to see, do, experience, eat and drink, you might need a few tips in order to plan your perfect holiday itinerary. |
Here’s a snapshot of what not to miss.
Visit the Famous Galleries
The city is known as the Cradle of the Renaissance and the amount of accessible artistic treasures on offer is absolutely mind-blowing. It’s home to some of the most famous galleries, museums and art sites in the world, including:
The Pitti Palace
Bargello National Museum
Visit the Famous Churches and Cathedrals
The city’s storied past can be seen in the magnificence of its religious architecture, and the opportunity to experience the splendour of the churches and cathedrals is not to be squandered. While there are some particularly high profile sites, you should also step slightly off the beaten track and seek out some of the lesser known ones. Don’t miss:
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Santa Maria Novella
San Miniato al Monte
Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria de Carmen
Get on One of the Tuscany Wine Tours from Florence
What’s the first thing you think of when you think of Tuscany? If it’s not wine we’d be surprised! Taking one of the excellent Tuscany wine tours from Florence gives you the opportunity for a fabulous day out – not to mention tasting some of the best wines in the world. Choose a small group tour with a local operator and you’ll have the benefit of a friendly guide with a passion that matches their knowledge. If you’re a novice in the morning, by the end of the day you’ll be an expert – almost!
Explore on Foot
Making your base in the city provides the perfect opportunity to get out and allow yourself to get delightfully ‘lost’. It has such a compact historic centre that you don’t run any real risk of getting too disoriented (and there’s always a friendly local to ask), but exploring on foot is the best way of discovering the real heart and soul of Firenze.
Get on a Vintage Vespa
If you want to feel like an authentic Italian, sign yourself up to a vintage Vespa tour! Getting out and about on one of these iconic scooters is the ultimate fun-filled experience. You’ll join a small group with a leader to guide you through an orientation to the bikes, then take you out on the streets of the city and into the countryside for an unforgettable adventure with the Italian wind in your face. Bellissima!
Experience the Best of the Best
It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a week or just a weekend, Florence is a city with something for everyone. Whether it’s the galleries, the architecture, the fabulous food or the classic Tuscany wine tours from Florence, you can experience everything this magical region has to offer exactly the way you want to. But don’t worry if you can’t fit everything in because one thing’s for sure: you’ll be back!
Mauro Bramante is the Director of WalkAbout Florence, an independent business offering unforgettable tours and excursions around Italy including the best Tuscany wine tours from Florence. Whether you want to ride a Vintage Vespa, try the famous Chianti wine or get cooking with fresh local ingredients, Mauro's company promises excitement, adventure and above all, fun. If you're keen to experience the magic of Italy with the help of some passionate and knowledgeable tour guides, look no further than WalkAbout Florence for your next getaway.
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