Florence Holidays 2020
Florence holidays, in Italy’s stunning Tuscany region, are perfect for either a weekend getaway or a longer stay in Italy. This scenic Italian city really was at the heart of the Renaissance, and has become a favourite city break destination for art lovers, culture buffs, and anyone who loves good food.
Home to some of the world’s most famous masterpieces, from Michelangelo’s ‘David’ to ‘The Birth of Venus’ by Botticelli, Florence is renowned as one of Italy’s top cultural hotspots. But there’s more than just art here; the city boasts picturesque gardens, historic cathedrals, and, of course, amazing cuisine.
From cheap holidays to Florence to luxurious all inclusive hotels, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this fabulous city. It takes less than 3 hours to fly to Florence from the UK, so whether you’re lucky enough to have weeks to explore, or you’re simply planning a flying visit, we’ve got Florence holidays you’ll love.
Florence at a glance
Top city attractions
Florence Cathedral (the Duomo), Giotto’s Campanile, Palazzo Vecchio
Leonardo Da Vinci Museum, Uffizi Palace and Gallery, Galleria dell’Accademia (home to Statue of David)
Cultural hotspot not to miss
Admire the views down the river Arno from Ponte Vecchio
Sample the local food
Sample the famous Bistecca alla Fiorentina (Florentine steak) & Schiacciata Fiorentina (soft cake covered in powdered sugar!)
See Florence in all its glory from Piazzale Michelangelo
Walk through the beautiful Boboli Gardens created back in the 16th century
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Things to do in Florence
With so many things to do in Florence, the only problem you’ll have is trying to fit it all in! This city is bursting with top attractions, making it one of the most exciting destinations to visit in all of Italy.
- Tuscany’s capital is bursting with culture, so a visit to some of the city’s galleries and museums is a must. The Uffizi Gallery is a great place to start. Home to famous masterpieces by artists such as Botticelli and Caravaggio, this gallery boasts a vast collection of paintings, sculptures, busts, prints, and drawings.
- Whether you fancy trying the local speciality of ‘Bistecca alla Fiorentina’, or a tasty gelato, sampling the mouthwatering Florentine cuisine really is one of the best things to do in Florence. Whatever you choose, don’t forget to wash it all down with a glass of Florence’s favourite: a dry, slightly tart Chianti.
- For unforgettable views of the entire Tuscany region, climb the ancient steps of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore to view Florence and its surroundings from the Duomo. The 13th century cathedral is filled with Renaissance artworks, including Giorgio Vasari's 1572 frescoes of the Last Judgment.
- To experience the quieter side of Florence, take a trip across the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge to the artsy, laid-back neighbourhood of Oltrarno. Florence’s answer to New York City’s Brooklyn, it’s here you’ll find a whole host of antique stores, craft markets, artisan studios, and hip bars brewing their own beers.
What our local experts say
Local guide: 48 hours in Florence
Florence, capital of Tuscany and birthplace of the Renaissance, is a gorgeous city of domes and towers on the banks of the Arno River. Filled with splendid palaces and churches, magnificent squares and astounding artworks, it is one of the most enchanting cities in all Italy. Perfect for a city ...Continue reading
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While Florence does have its own airport, Amerigo Vespucci International, not all airlines into here from the UK. Some use Pisa International, which is 1 hour away by train.
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