Florence, the Tuscan capital is a hidden gem of Italy which makes for a charming and romantic city break with its small town vibe, authentic Italian eateries, bustling tourist piazzas, and endless sightseeing and exploration opportunities. Known as the Birthplace of Renaissance, this artsy city is filled with impressive galleries and museums displaying all kids of art masterpieces, from frescoes and paintings to iconic statues and sculptures.
On Florence holidays you can explore stunning palaces and cathedrals, browse the colourful San Lorenzo Market, take a stroll along the city’s oldest bridge, the Ponte Vecchio and its pretty shops and houses, retreat to Bardini Gardens for a tranquil stroll, and explore trendy neighbourhoods including San Frediano. And when all of this exploring works up an appetite, there’s plenty of local cafés and trattorias to stop off at for some tasty Tuscan food and wine.
A trip to Florence just isn’t complete without discovering the Piazza Duomo, which is home to some of the finest works of art in Italy, created by iconic Renaissance artists such as Donatello and Giotto. Another must-see Florence landmark is the hillside Piazzale Michelangiolo, which offers sweeping vistas of the city and its colourful skyline. Visit here at sunset and prepare for some incredible photo opportunities.
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