Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, an entire historic city centre deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site boasts a rich history and has something special for sightseers, history buffs and art lovers. Be surrounded by important works of art on a guided Uffizi and Accademia tour where you'll see work by Masaccio, Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci and many more world-renowned artists.
There is without question that Florence’s best-known attraction is its cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore or more simply, the Duomo. The colossus red dome of the cathedral can be seen from many of the city’s rooftops and is its Florence's most iconic image. There's no Italian town that can offer such spectacular panoramic views quite like Florence. The Tuscan capital city is home to Piazzale Michelangelo, the best Italian belvedere and on a walking tour of Florence, you'll find the perfect spot to admire the rooftops and majestic building of Florence.
Escape the hustle of the city and be bowled over by Florence’s green expanse – like the Giardino delle Rose, which you will find near Piazzale Michelangelo. Packed with 350 types of roses, lemon groves, and a stunning view of the stunning city.
If you like good wine, you're in the right place! Taste some of the most famous and most expensive wines on a Private Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Chianti tour in the Tuscan countryside where you can visit authentic Italian wineries and learn of their production process accompanied by your local guide.
There's something for everyone in Florence regardless of the time of year you're there. If you don’t work well with intense crowds, and you’re after a more personal experience in this engrossing city, the best months to visit Florence are November, February, and March. Popular destinations like Siena or San Gimignano can be secluded during these months so you can savour your day trip in peace. Florence is alive from May to September when the vibrant sunshine, festivals and open-air restaurants lure travellers in by the millions. July and August are really too hot to be recommended, and if you don’t function well in scorching temperatures you’re better off avoiding these months.
Being just as beautiful, Florence is surprisingly not as expensive as it's other Italian cities Rome and Venice. The main attractions are sensibly priced though, especially for the Uffizi, it’s advised to book a Uffizi tour with skip the line tickets to be sure you’ll actually get in. Even if you're on a super tight budget there's plenty to see and do in Florence. Traditional Italian food is budget-friendly, but restaurants in the touristy areas can get a little pricey. Some great deals are to be had during the “aperitivo” time of day, usually between 7 pm and 9 pm. Most restaurants offer a free buffet when buying drinks. The centre of Florence is compact, to get from monument to monument the easiest route is to walk! If your planning to visit further afield the second-best is using the buses in Florence.
The relaxed daily lifestyle and the impressive sights around the city could make unknowing people think that this area has not much to offer when the sun goes down. This is very far from reality. Florence knows how to party and the city boasts a vibrant nightlife. Deciding what to do in Florence at night requires a bit of advance planning. No matter what your travel style is, you definitely won’t want to end your sightseeing tours as soon as the sun goes down in Florence. Start your evening by watching the sunset from San Miniato al Monte. Perched on one of the highest points in Florence, not only has it been called one of the most scenic churches in Italy but its views over Florence and the surrounding Tuscan countryside at dusk are also absolutely stunning. Foodies may find the prospect of the gourmet paradise that is Florence slightly daunting, which is why it’s a good idea to enlist the help of a local expert. Our Florence Sunset Food Tour takes small groups around the city’s best restaurants and bars, where they’ll get to sample local cheeses, cured meats and wines while hearing stories about the area’s fascinating history. Learn how to make the perfect cocktail and how to cook the ultimate Florentine steak, the Bistecca Alla Fiorentina which you'll get to tuck into during your tour. Florence’s long and intense history means that every corner of the city is packed with stories. If you’re interested in Florence’s darker legends, ghost stories, and historical anecdotes, our Florence dark legends walking night tour should definitely be on your list when deciding what to do in Florence at night!