3 Best Places to Visit in Florence

Front of the duomo,tha cathedral of florence © Florin438 | Dreamstime.com

Are you planning a trip to Florence for the next holiday? Hop in as we take you through a handful of ways to have fun in one of the most significant cultural centers in the world.

Florence is one of the oldest art and cultural centers in Europe. You will be marveled by the old architecture from the Renaissance, historical buildings and mind-blowing works of art.

Mouth-Watering smells from cafes, pizzerias, and trattorias are always seeping into the streets. You I’ll listen and enjoy to the raw and musky Italian language from the locals.

The locals here are friendly and will do their best to make you feel at home. It’s always difficult to leave Florence, and if you love good food, pack your jogging shoes, you are about to rack up a few pounds.

The Best Ways to Have Fun in Florence
There are lots of things to see and places to visit in Florence. We are going to keep it cool and bring you some of the best spots you can’t afford to miss out.

For your trips to major museums in the city, you are going to need the Firenze Card (€60 per person) or the Amici degli Uffizi Card (€60 per family of 4) for express entry without waiting in a long line. These cards will get you into all the major museums in the city.

Now let’s get down to business. Here are top places you must see on a trip to Florence.

The four buildings that comprise the historic Florence Duomo complex - Baptistery of St. John, Giotto`s bell tower, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Doumo against a background of a cloudless blue sky © Carole Rigg | Dreamstime.com

The Duomo
Brace up! You are about to be blown away with the most amazing pieces of art you will ever find in Italy. You can get up close with the paintings on the dome using the stairs and even peep outside to see how the city looks from such height.
The Baptistery dates from the 11th century and is currently one of the oldest structures in Florence. The Baptistery houses the “Gates of Paradise “made from Bronze by Ghiberti. The doors there today are reproductions, you will find the original gates in the Duomo Museums.

Small pond with statues in park in Florence Giardino di Boboli © Stefan Rotter | Dreamstime.com

Boboli Garden
If you are in Florence on a romantic trip, then you should take a stroll to the Arno River. The other side of the river hides a beautiful English styled garden called the Giardino di Boboli.
You can hang out here and draw in fresh air from the greenery and enjoy the quiet scenery of the hillside garden.

Florence cathedral panoramic view from Piazzale Michelangelo, Firenze © Tanialerro | Dreamstime.com

Palazzo Pitti
Palazzo Pitti is the most massive palazzo in Florence. The Medici family previously owned the Palazzo. The Palazzo has over eight different galleries. A trip to this palazzo is always exhausting.

Final Words
Florence is always a breathtaking experience. You sure are going to enjoy every bit of your stay in the city. If you are going to stay there for a while, then you will need to find the best apartments in Florence. You can check out housing anywhere for more tips on how to find the best nest in the city.

Receive More Stories Like This In Your Inbox



Scenic Anacapri streets at early sunset

A Day at the beach – Italian style

Temperatures are on the rise…and so is the urge to grab the flip-flops and head for the nearest beach. Summer practically insists we enjoy at least...

Great success for the 2019 Italian National Day

On June 3rd 2019 the Italian community of LA celebrated the historic day, back in 1946, when a pivotal referendum decided the fate of Italy about...
The Staff of the Italian Consulate joined Consul General, Lorenzo Ortona, and his wife Sheila for a group photo. Ph Credits Emanuela Quaglia

From Festa della Repubblica to Matera European Capital of Culture

For the 73rd time in their history, Italy and Italians celebrated the Festa della Repubblica , with events across the globe aiming to underline the...

Games of Ancient Rome

I Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.” - Joseph Chilton Pearce Humans have been playing games forever. Even...
Embrace the Italian in you: 5 things to do and feel more Italian than ever!

Embrace the Italian in you: 5 things to do and feel more Italian than ever!

T o be honest with you, I think Italians and Americans have plenty of things in common: big hearts and lovely smiles, to begin with, but also an...

Weekly in Italian

Recent Issues