5 things to do in Florence

Florence is home to some of the most iconic historical and famous art and architecture pieces.

Florence is a stunning Italian city that is the capital of the Tuscany region. Every year millions of people will visit Florence to see for themselves just how beautiful the city of love is.

Typically, you will need around three days to experience the highlights of Florence. You can also fit in these five things to do on a short trip!

1. Visit Galleria dell’Accademia

Accademia Gallery is one of Florence’s most popular museums, any guess why? Accademia Gallery is home to Michelangelo’s famous white marble David statue, along with many other incredible artworks.

Other highlight statues to see include Michelangelo’s Hall of Prisoners and Giambologana’s Hall of Colossus. If you’re more fascinated by paintings, make sure you see Trinity by Alesso Baldovientti and The Assumption of the Virgin by Perugino.

The best time to visit the Accademia Gallery is first thing in the morning to avoid the large crowds that surround the iconic David statue.

2. Join a tour

Joining a tour is a great way to see a city, especially Florence. All you need to do is book the tour and arrive at your pick up location. The rest of the day is planned for you to see Florence!

Tours can also allow you to meet travellers from across the world who you can later make plans to see other attractions in Florence.

Regarding Florence tours, there are plenty to pick from. You can do a morning or afternoon bike tour or a city tour that includes Accademia Gallery. Or you can head out from Florence and do a Cinque Terre tour!

3. Go to the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

The Cathedral of Santa Maira del Fiore is the third-largest church in the world and was built between 1296 and 1436. This masterpiece of a church is free to enter, and we recommend getting there early in the morning to avoid the lengthy queue.

At an extra cost, you can book tickets to climb the magnificent dome. There are over 400 steps to reach the top, but it’s well worth it to have a breathtaking view of Florence.

4. Walk across Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio is the most famous bridge over the narrowest point of the Arno River. The bridge is lined with jewellery stores for you to browse and buy some unique jewellery.

Ponte Vecchio is also Florence’s oldest bridge, which was rebuilt in 1345. It is also the only bridge in Florence that survived World War II.

Ponte Vecchio

5. Shop at Mercato di Santo Spirito

Come shop at the Santo Spirito Vintage Market at Piazza Santo Spirito. Every month (besides July and August) on the second Sunday is the iconic Santo Spirito Markets. The markets have been running in Florence since 1986 with a range of stalls from crafts, delicious foods, antiques, and more.

Florence is without a doubt a beautiful city and is waiting for you to visit to do these amazing things and taste the incredible food.

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