Florence Travel Guide

Florence the capital of Tuscany is one of the most visited cities in Italy. Crossed by the Arno river this Renaissance city has numerous museums, hundreds of historic churches and wonderful masterpieces of art. The best way to discover Florence is by walking through its narrow streets and piazzas. A small city of less than 400,000 inhabitants it is crammed with tourists during the summer. The perfect place to continue your Italy adventure, follow the trail of ancient artworks, churches, cathedrals and sculptures and explore the fringes of Chianti vineyards in this stunning region. Florence is best known as the home of San Marco and the Statue of David, the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, Piazza Dell Signoria and Bargello Museum.

Florence Accommodation

One of Italy's most popular holiday destinations is Florence, thanks to its beautiful artwork and attractions. The city it also home to a wide range of Florence accommodation options that offer easy access to churches, museums and other iconic landmarks. Florence accommodation offers everything from affordable hotels to luxury resorts, stylish holiday villas and modern inner city apartments as well as boutique and B&B accommodation. With easy access to public transport, the cities attractions are either walking distance or a quick bus or train ride from your doorstep. No matter your budget or area of interest, there are a great range of accommodation options to suit all travellers. Book Florence Accommodation

Getting Around Florence

The closest international airport to Florence is located 80 minutes away near Pisa, however there is a domestic airport much closer, just half an hour from the city centre. A half-hourly bus service runs to the airport, however trains are also a great way to get around. There are a number of rail services connecting Florence to the surrounding cities. Taxis are also a great way to get to accommodation outside the city however traffic within the city limits is restricted. Getting around Florence.

Florence Attractions

Popular Florence attractions include the Duomo, Piazza Dell Signoria, Uffizi Gallery, Bargello Museum, San Marco and the Statue of David. The Duomo is one of Florence's most popular attractions and is an amazing cathedral designed by Brunelleschi and took nearly 150 years to complete. The Piazza Dell Signoria is another popular tourist spot and is filled with replicas of famous sculptures and historical buildings. The Uffizi Gallery, is home to paintings by Botticelli, Michelangelo and Titan and is the greatest museum of Renaissance art. Santa Croce is one of the richest neighbourhoods of Florence while the Bargello Museum used to be a prison and police headquarters and is now home to medieval and Renaissance sculptures. In San Marco, the Galleria dell' Accademia is home to Michelangelo's famous Statue of David by. Read more about Popular Florence Attractions

Florence Facts

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), nearly a third of the world's treasures and art are located in Florence. The Duomo, also known as the Cathedral of Holy Mary of the Flowers is Italy's second-largest church. Some of the local delicacies in Florence include tripe (cow's stomach lining) and bistecca alla Fiorentina, a huge t-bone steak char-grilled to perfection. The vineyards bordering Florence are the birthplace of Tuscan Chianti, some of the world's softest red wines. The city of Florence has been featured in a number of films including A Room with a View, Tea with Mussolini, Hannibal and The Stendhal Syndrome.