Florence is a romantic, charming city which is full of incredible architecture, history and art. The Tuscan cuisine is incredible spend your time here feasting on Florentine steak, pizza and gelato.
Piazza del Duomo
One of Florence’s most beautiful and famous site. You can enter free of charge and once inside check out the array of marble work and be sure to look up to see the decorative ceiling.
Open – Weekdays 10-5pm, Saturdays 10-4.45pm Sundays 1.30 – 4.45
The Ponte Vecchio, translated as old bridge, is a medieval stone arch bridge over the Arno river, it’s lined with plenty of jewellery shops so is a great place to treat your other half to a gift. Go in the evening to watch the sunset whilst listening to the street musicians.
Piazza Della Signoria
Make sure you visit this square to admire the many sculptures, at night the area is lively with musicians and restaurants.
Garden of Cascine
We stumbled upon this beautiful garden whilst on our way to the viewpoint of Piazzale Michelangelo. Entry is free and you can spend the afternoon strolling around the beautiful flower gardens.
This is the best place to come to take in panoramic views of the city, make sure to visit at sunset to see the city transformed. There is a restaurant where you can enjoy a few glasses of wine whilst taking in the amazing view.
San Miniato al Monte
This 11th century church is a short walk from the viewpoint at Piazzale Michelangelo.
Open Weekdays 9.30-1pm & 3-7pm, Sundays 8.15-7pm
Piazza della Repubblica
This square always has something going on such as musicians, children chasing bubbles and the carousel spinning round. Sit down and relax with a coffee as you soak up the atmosphere.
Leonardo da Vinci Museum
This is a small interactive museum where you can see and try out some of Leonardo’s inventions.
Open Daily 10-7pm Entrance – €7
Gelateria dei neri – The best ice cream parlour we went to in Florence, from salted caramel, pistachio to fresh and fruity flavours, it can be hard to choose from the vast selection. This place can get quite busy but it’s well worth the wait!
Gusta Pizza – This restaurant has a small selection of amazing pizzas! It gets super busy so can be hard to get a table and you may have to share your table with others, if it’s too busy you can get a takeaway. Prices here are very reasonable, once you order you get a token with a number on and wait for it to be called out to collect your pizza. A lovely gimmick here is that people have written on the tokens and placed them under the glass tables to celebrate their time at this fantastic pizzeria.