The centre ios a truly wonderful place - and we barely scratched the surface in 4 days. The Uffizi and the Duomo are 'must sees' and we did the trek up the Giotto bell tower (its a long way and not to be recommended to the faint of heart or those with small children).
However, the standouts were the St Marks English Church opera performance (one of the best in the country despite the small size) and the Santa Croce Church which is truly amazing. The leather goods are worth seeking out, though do check prices first (and you will always be offered a bargain). There are some great restaurants offering tremendous value for money but some of the on-street dining needs to be treated with caution. Wild boar is the local delicacy and Paoli is the place to see. Also worth a visit for the service and the tortes is Gilli's. Take your credit card and be prepared for pain.
Florence is a beautiful city. Very convenient to get around via the bus, tram/metro, taxi or cars. Many nice historical and cultural buildings, churches, landmarks and wide variety of flowers to see, trees and plants all over the city for those who like nature.
One of the key attractions is the hill-top where the statue of Michelangelo stood. Up there one can have a beautiful panoramic aerial view of the city of Florence including the famous Duomo (Dome shape building) and tall towers ... etc.
It's beautiful, it has an atmosphere of romance and it breaths art and history. There's a lot to see and don't miss out the view, go up to piazza Michelangelo (very steep but you can go by bus) and enjoy the view of Florence from above.
Must visit Gucci museum. Must buy Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo as it's origin from Florence. Visit the Mall shopping outlet, one hour by bus from Florence if looking for discounted price for branded bags and fashions.
Recommended to visit Piazza Duomo and Nice city to see famous Pisa, it's only one hour by train.
Florence is a lovely place with a rich culture and history. There are plenty of attractions in Florence but if you are not particularly interested in clearing every single one of them, a day in Florence should suffice.
However, if shopping is something that might interest you, consider staying for another day just to take a short trip down to The Mall or any other outlet mall. The bus rides cost approximately 10-15euros for a return trip and takes approximately 50 minutes. Also, do give the Florentine Steak a try if you are a meat-lover as it will definitely not disappoint! We dined at Trattoria Osteria da Què Ganzi and ordered the traditional florentine steak (1.3kg for 2!) and it was absolutely delicious!
Feel like a city of love even though i went with a friend. Is a very romantic city. Clean, picturistique, calm, classy with lots of sightseeing within reach and good foods and of course good wines.
If you more time in Firenze, just take Tuscany tour. It will take you to Siena & San Gimignano. Besides well known Pisa, Siena & San Gimiganano really marvelous two medieval towns.
From San Gimignano to Pisa the tour will take you through country side road Chianti winery village with excellent landscapes. Don't missed it, at least 3 nights you need to saty in Firenze.
Florence is a beautiful city that one must explore if they go to Italy. It is the birthplace of the renaissance and has some of the most spectacular works of art in the world.
Florence is a very beautiful city and full arts and history. We loved everything, and you need more than 2 days to explore all richness of arts and history in Florence.
One day in this town is more than enough. Go and see David, book a tour to see Tuscany's wine/olive/food and move on some where else, there isn't anything else to do
prepare to get lost in narrow lanes that pass as streets everyone does .Need at least 5 days .Take the sightseeing bus on first day then put on the walking shoes.
Don't buy at the first shop . Take Tuscany bus run Take a full wallet
A beautiful city with helpful residents. A city that makes you feel comfortable & able to discover. Great for walking and moments that ' take your breath away '
Firenze is a wonderful city with works of art around every corner. It is great for history and culture but not for the crowds in the summer months.
Be prepared to queue to see many of the great attractions. The south side of the river is a great place to explore. There are many restaurants favoured by the locals so you can't go wrong there. There are also many ateliers there so if you have the time you can get some hand made, made to measure clothes/ hats. The south side of the river also offers some fantastic views of the city. The railway and bus stations are really handy and if you want to visit nearby towns this is a good way of doing it at your own pace rather than on an organised tour. This is a city we will come back to.
Nice interesting city with lots of sight seeing. If u don't mind cycling, it's quite ideal to cycle around the city and easy to park the bicycle.
The city of Florence is one of the best during my visit to Italy. The food is definitely one of the best, highly recommend the Firenze steak.
A must try in the city. The public transportation is not convenient around in the city center, the road names are very difficult to identify unless you know Italian and familiar with the city, as they are using different names for the same location (sometimes this in the bus stop and sometimes that in the map). Easy reach to the Mall outlet and Pisa.
Very beautiful place and relatively safer as compare to the other parts of italy. Must visit to prada space outlet! Love the coffee there.
Everywhere is so instagram worthy. Must try their gelato. It is definitely worth the calories.I will visit Florence again.
Florence is a beautiful city. We used 3 days to enjoy the beauty of Florence. We enjoyed the food, shopping, and the beauty of the Church.
I have visited this city 2 times, and I believe that I will visit it again.
I recommend to go for a wine tour. it was the first time we have joined a tour wine in Europe. Luckily it was sunny and cool day.
When you walk out of the florence town, you will find pretty natural landscape and grapes/olive trees everywhere. The tour offered us a nice lunch and a wide range of wine tasting. We love this experience very much!
It is relaxing city, which can visit by walking. The duomo is so amazing, there is a wonderful view there, must go for a visit.
All scenic spots are close by , can access one by one by walking.
Beautiful City , you need to visit Florence and Tuscanny if you visit Italy . Culture Architecture and so many things to do .
love this city . people hang around in the city near point vecchio during the afternoon .
Other than the Uffizi museum, we only strolled through the city. And I didnt go up the Duomo as its entrance was not cheap.
The Uffizi was great and we skipped the line and didnt have to wait for 2hours which was fantastic. But it was kinda the only thing interesting to do there as we didnt want to go into another museum after the Uffizi (it took us 3hours to finish it). But Florence is a great place to stay if your hotel is near the train station and go to Pisa or Cinque Terre from there. (I did that and found it quite good)
Florence is probably the most beautiful city in Italy, a must-see, only 1-2 hours of train ride from Rome and Milano.
The cities architecture is amazingly beautiful and the night skyline from Piazzale Michelangelo is awe-inspiring, no picture can replace seeing it with your own eyes. If I had to choose one city from Italy that I could visit, it would be Firenze without a doubt!
We enjoyed this place just wish we had a little longer as we only had 3 nights, as there is so much to do and enjoy.
Being the home of the Italian Renaissance I fully expected to spend my entire trip sightseeing; I was not wrong.
The old part of the city is amazing, especially if you love architecture and art. The river that runs through is rather impressive too, especially with the lights reflecting on it at night from the old bridge. Everything is within walking distance, although buses and trams are regular if you don't feel like wearing out shoe leather. The food is typically Italian, pizza, pasta, gelato, ad infinitum, which gets pretty boring. We did resort to Googling for other cusine, but didn't have much luck. We didn't find the natives too welcoming of visitors generally, this was a rather a blight on the trip. We took a train to Pisa for the day, which was great. Do go and visit the cemetery right next to the leaning tower - its fabulous! However, although the train trip was only an hour long and cost 16 euros, go early to the station to buy a ticket because the process is rather long.
Nice place with beautiful building. Good for shopper which like branded stuff, the Mall give a lot of choices.
Florence is a small city bursting with culture and history, it's impossible to explore everything in one day.
There are museums everywhere, housing important art, and the queue takes about an hour if you're not buying VIP tickets. Visiting all the churches, museums, and at the same time, enjoying the food and wine, I'd say you need at least 2 days to cover everything.
Florence is beautiful and has a great atmosphere that we decided to extend our stay for another 2 nights.
There are plenty of shopping stores and great restaurants amidst the façade of historical buildings. At night the Italian musicians with their violins and accordion fill the air with romance, you can either stop walking and watch or enjoy listening while eating at the restaurants in the piazza. All in all, I would come back to Florence with my wife!
The street market is a must to visit as well as the restaurant called "Za-za's" for the steak and wine.
I love Florence and this was my fourth time there. Each time I go I seem to discover different things.
This time I discovered the food market. The indoor market with the many different venders. It was excellent. Let's just say I ate my way through Florence.