Florence offers an irresistible trip back in time to the glory days of the Renaissance. The stunningly preserved historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its skyline dominated by the terracotta dome and soaring Gothic bell tower of Florence Cathedral. Museums like the Uffizi Gallery are studded with priceless masterpieces by local legends like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.

    Meanwhile, the city's cobbled plazas are lined with cosy cafes and boutiques selling chic local fashion and artisan goods. Naturally, it's also a gourmand's paradise, with rustic restaurants serving succulent Florentine steaks, fresh pappardelle swimming in wild boar ragu and other mouth-watering local dishes.

    What to see & do in Florence

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    Florence brims with majestic cathedrals, fortified palaces, and historical art galleries – some of which are home to important Renaissance masterpieces. You can cross picturesque stone bridges over the Arno and explore public spaces and piazzas that are adorned with magnificent marble sculptures. Florentine flea markets are colourful, lively and are great go-to places in the city for sampling fresh, farmers’ produce. Start planning your adventures to the capital of... Read more

    Where to shop & what to buy in Florence

    • 4 Places for Shopping on a Budget in Florence

      Hey ladies! You’re in Florence you need something cute to wear and the clothes you packed along just aren’t cutting it. Working as an au pair on a fixed income, I shopped around but always ended up at the same 5 places when I wanted to buy something new without much cash to buy it with.

    Where to go & what to do at night in Florence

    • 10 Best Things to do After Dinner in Florence

      When it comes to things to do after dinner in Florence, you’ll have plenty to choose from. One of Italy's most popular tourist destinations, its mind-boggling blend of architectural wonders, artistic delights, hip bars, and trendy restaurants ensure even the most diverse tastes are catered for. A stroll through its atmospheric streets reveals incomparable historic sights, from the stunning...

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    Florence, with all its treasures of Renaissance art and historical landmarks, is a wonderful city to explore. Learn more about how to make most of your visit to this charming Italian city through our nifty travel information guides. Knowing the basics that you need for travelling to Tuscany, or how to easily get around in the city, can improve your overall Florentine experience. Mark these Florence information pages to help... Read more

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