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Tourism in Florence

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Florence Travel Guide

Florence tourism gives you a taste of culture, art, and monuments. It's a great destination both for the young and old. The city is also home to abundant museums and art galleries including the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti. It is an important city as far as Italian fashion goes and is ranked in the top 15 fashion capitals of the world. Other than being a major tourist and industrial focal point, it's also a key Italian economic center.

Famous attractions in Florence

Among the most prominent attractions of tourism in Florence, The Galleria Degli Uffizi is the prominent one. It is a museum housing several masterpieces by famed artists including Leonardo da Vinci Uccello, Caravaggio, and Botticelli.

Another popular gallery is the Accademia Gallery that is home to David, an artwork by Michelangelo. It is the most celebrated sculpture the world over. It also has workings of Alessandro Allori, Giambologna, Perugino, Botticelli and Michelangelo again with the unfinished and dominant Prisoners. Other gallerías include Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Museo De San Marco, Basilica di Santa Croce and Corridoio Vasariano Museum.

Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

The Cathedral of Duomo in Italian is a very big Italian church which is very popular with tourists. It holds 20000 people and has beautiful white, green and pink marbles on the outside. Its main attraction is the Brunelleschi's Dome, a work of sheer genius. It has 463 steps to the top and you pay to go up there.

Piazza della Signoria

It's the most famous square in Florence tourism and it is a free open-air display of monuments. It has an iconic and important statue of David that is just a replica by Michelangelo.

Bell tower

It's decorated in white, pink, and green marble and has 5 levels. It has 414 steps and from the top, you can get a nice shot of the city. Housed inside the tower are sculptures and also 16 life-size replicas of the original statues created by artists including Andrea Pisano and Donatello.

The Ponte Vecchio

This popular bridge was Florence's first bridge across the Arno River. Others built after The Ponte Vecchio were destroyed in World War II. Atop the bridge, you get a great view of Arno River and you can get ornaments while you are there since their a many vendors selling gold and silver jewels.

Tips on exploring Florence

Florence is a must see city, if you are an art and architecture enthusiasts. But while being there take care of the tips mentioned below: -

Avoid going to Florence during the summer; this time is so hot. You would be sweaty and cranky, especially if you are not used to it.

Go on a one-day trip to Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, etc. This is a great way to see all three of these amazing places in one quick trip.

Do not miss out on the Tuscan Countryside, there are loads of tour to Tusan. During the tour, stay at the Mullins Di Firenze hotel, this is probably the nicest hotel anyone can experience in Europe.


Tourism in Florence is a beautiful blend of free-to-view churches, palaces, museums full of sculptures and paintings. They are truly a sight to behold having been designed, built and decorated by the most renowned artists of the time among them Brunelleschi to Michelangelo. There are numerous places to eat in Florence with all streets having a restaurant, Trattoria or Enoteca.

The weather in Florence is generally good. July and August are warmest while June and September are pleasant. December and January are cool while October, December, March, and April generally have a good amount of rain.

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How to Reach Florence

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By Air

Florence has 2 airports near it. One is Florence International Airport which is 4 kms away from the city. The other is Pisa International Airport which is 85 kms away from the city. Pisa is a major airport and has many flights coming here. Florence has less of air traffic.

By Train

The express train network of Rome enables one to reach here from different cities via express trains. There are 3 main railway stations in Florence. Firenze SMN is the most famous. Firenze Campo Di is another and Firenze Refried is also one. One can take any express train like one runs from Rome to Milan and get down here.

By Road

Florence is a compact city. One can best explore the city by walking. The main historic centre here can be walked around from one end to another in 15 minutes maximum.

Bus routes also operate within the city. The network is separated into 2 lines. One is the city Centre line which has 4 routes C1, C2, C3, D. It moves around the historic centre.

Another route is ATAF and LI-MA bus which caters to the suburban areas.

There are Airport buses as well. The Volain bus takes you to Florence Airport in 20 minutes and Terra-vision takes one to Pisa Airport in 70 minutes. The airport buses are available from SMN station and they also drop you here from the airport.

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    Generally, 4 to 5 wineries can be covered in a day.

    One should wear comfortable clothes, shoes, sunglasses, and a hat for a wine tour.

    It takes around 35 to 40 minutes per winery visit.

    Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore was the major church in Florence during the Renaissance period and it set the pillars for Italian Renaissance in Florence. The architecture of this cathedral preserves important works of art. This church is said to have started a new era of art by inspiring many artists and engineers.

    It took almost 140 years to build the Duomo in Florence.

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