Introduction to Florence Travel

Known as the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence is the city that nurtured artistic greats Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael. Her powerful leaders the Medici family ruled the city for over 200 years and were responsible for the elegant palazzi, public monuments and an enduring respect for artisans.

Florence is also a city for food lovers. Right in the heart of Tuscany, it is here you can taste some of Italy’s most famous dishes with a glass of wine from the neighboring Chianti and Barolo regions.

What to see in Florence

Florence is an art and history lovers paradise. Admire her famous museums and galleries or simply wander the streets and you’ll be in awe of the historic beauty of the Renaissance city.

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Duomo

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ponte vecchio

uffizi gallery

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david statue

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piazza della signoria

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palazzo vecchio

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santa croce

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Piazzale michelangelo

Untold Florence

For such a small city, Florence is bursting with secret treasures. From quiet piazzas, to artisan crafts and an ancient pharmacy.

Read more about the hidden gems of Untold Florence.

Florence Accommodation guide

Within this small city there are hundreds of accommodation options. Check our guides to discover the best places to stay on your trip to Florence.

READ: WHERE TO STAY IN FLORENCE

Florence Tours and Tickets

Information on skip-the-line tickets to the major attractions, the best tours of the city and unique activities that are sure to make your trip memorable.

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READ: Our guide to How to buy tickets for the Uffizi Gallery.

Need itinerary ideas for Florence?

With so many things to see and do in Florence, our 3 day Itinerary guide can help you navigate what to do and when in the Rennaisance city. Make the most of the city’s many museums and galleries, discovering the fascinating wine windows of Florence and enjoying plenty of gelato stops along the way.

READ: Our suggested 3 day Florence Itinerary

LISTEN: To our podcast on Sipping your way through the wine bars of Florence.

Day Trips from Florence?

Using Florence from a base you can not only visit the many gorgeous towns and villages of Tuscany, but other stunning destinations such as Bologna and the Cinque Terre are also within reach.

READ: Our guide to the best day trips from Florence

Getting to Florence from Rome

There are a variety of options to get you to Florence from the capital city of Rome, from high-speed trains, to a leisurely drive, taking in the Tuscany countryside. 

Get from Rome to Florence

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