See the impressive dome of Florence’s Duomo, stroll through the streets of Italy’s most beautiful artistic city, and fall in love with the views from the Ponte Vecchio.
Okay, you have to plan your visit to Florence pretty well, but do you know exactly what to do and see in Florence? Where to sleep? Need some useful tips to enjoy your trip at its fullest?
Don’t worry, in this post we’re going to give you a few tips for traveling to Florence.
If you are planning a weekend getaway and thus planning on staying in the city during a Saturday and Sunday, we suggest you to always check out the opening hours of the museums because they may vary.
Start your charming weekend in Florence right
If you arrive in Florence in the afternoon, we know that you will not have much time to visit too many things, so it is best to take advantage of the afternoon to get to know some of the most charming areas of the city center and leave the rest for the following days in order to not tire yourself out.
So, after leaving you suitcases in the hotel, you can first go towards Piazza del Duomo, of course, the civil and religious center of the city where you can take a beautiful photo that looks like a postcard; the Cathedral, the Giotto Bell Tower and the Battistero di San Giovanni are great for composing one of the most famous images of Florence.
Then you can take the Via de´ Pecori and turn left onto the Via de´ Brunelleschi until you reach the Piazza della Repubblica, one of the most important squares in the city, as well as the largest. After taking some pictures in the square or having a drink in one of its bar, you can stroll around Via Pellicceria until you reach the Fontana del Porcellino where, after caressing the famous bronze boar, you will be sure to return to Florence (believe us, you will).
Now, if you go through Via Porta Rossa you can reach another of Florence’s most emblematic squares, Piazza della Signoria, one of the liveliest places in the city with the Michelangelo David’s Copy right in front of Palazzo della Signoria.
Leaving the square behind, through Piazzale degli Uffizi you will reach the river Arno, on which you will be able to contemplate the wonderful Ponte Vecchio, probably the most romantic place in Florence.
The following days, you can fully enjoy your itinerary among the museums: Galleria dell’Accademia, home of Michelangelo’s famous David one of the emblems of the Renaissance and a symbol of Florence and Italy abroad, Uffizi Gallery, one of the most important art galleries in the world. After admiring the works of some geniuses such as Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael or Titian, take Via Ricasoli and go the foot of the Duomo, there you can climb the cathedral to admire up close the precious paintings of Brunelleschi.
After strolling around and visiting the city, another place that it is not to be missed is Piazzale Michelangelo: if you feel like walking you can walk down to Piazzale Michelangelo, although it is best to take a bus (n.22 or n.23).
Where to sleep in Florence?
After enjoying the breath-taking views of the city and its attraction, the best thing to do is find a place where you can relax and re-charge your batteries. The Brunelleschi Hotel, located only a 2-minutes’ walk from the Piazza del Duomo, is perfect to complete your charming getaway: you can choose different type of rooms, and you will have an incredible view over Firenze’s Duomo that you could only imagine in your wildest dreams! Have a closer look for more information here: https://www.brunelleschihotelflorence.com/
Now you’re ready to pack your suitcase and breath the Rinascimento in Florence!
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