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Florence - Art, history, food and glamour

Florence is one of those iconic holiday destinations. The capital of Italy’s gorgeous Tuscany region, and a World Heritage city, Florence boasts incredible cuisine, world class art, plus century old architecture. Here you can roam cobbled streets dating back centuries, spend your days exploring top rate museums, and shop at colourful, ancient markets. Brightsun Travel has luxury holidays to Florence making sure you experience the very best that Italy has to offer this holiday. Arriving into Florence, you will be struck by its incredible skyline, with terracotta rooftops and some of the most beautiful buildings in the world, like the stunning dome of the Duomo. Wondering the city, you could visit the Museo Novecento to explore 20th century Italian art, the Gucci Museo to explore the history of Gucci (which was founded in Florence), and the Galleria degli Uffiziis, with over 100 rooms on offer. Make sure you leave time for the world famous statue, Michelangelo's David.

At the weekend you could head to Mercato Centrale, Florence’s biggest, best and oldest food market, or Via de’ Tornabuoni for the best of shopping in the city and an array of luxury brands. For a taste of Bohemian life in Florence, the elegant Oltrarno neighbourhood is worth an afternoon, or, head to the Pasticceria Giorgio to the west of the centre, and on a Saturday, join the locals queuing for freshly baked goods. Take your baked goods and market produce and spend a few hours in the city’s Giardino di Bobol, particularly popular on a Sunday afternoon, and enjoy spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. At night in Florence you could visit Le Murate, a 15th century prison that has been recently transformed into a cultural centre, and enjoy free concerts at weekends, and an elegant courtyard café that serves cocktails throughout the day. And when you are ready to venture out into Tuscany, you could take beautiful country roads to reach amazing vineyards, and sample some of the best wine coming out of Italy. Contact Brightsun Travel today and book cheap Florence holidays available all year round.

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