How many days should you spend in Florence?

Florence is a magical Renaissance wonderland complete with world famous art, ornate architecture and the most mouthwatering Tuscan cuisine.

Florence at Night

Tourists always leave Firenze satisfied, whether it be for marvelling at Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia or the stunning beauty of Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus at the Uffizi Gallery, to dining on tender Bistecca Alla Fiorentina and fine Tuscan wines at one of the city’s speciality restaurants.

So, for lovers of all things Renaissance and dolce vita, it begs the question: how many days should you spend in Florence?

Impossible to answer, really!

But to get a good idea of how long you should day there you should first devise an itinerary of what you want to do in this glorious city.

This will give you a good idea of how long you should spend in Florence.

If you are going to the galleries

Many people visit Florence to get up close and personal with some of history’s most unmistakable masterpieces, including the two mentioned at the start of this blog. And this is a wonderful thing, and the great thing about this is that you can easily visit the city’s best two galleries, the Uffizi and the Accademia, in one day!

That’s right, you can take in masterpieces by Botticelli, Michelangelo, da Vinci and other Renaissance greats within a few hours, given you allow yourself ample time to visit both on the one day. You should allow yourself around two hours at the Uffizi (as it hosts a huge number of masterpieces!) and at least half an hour at the Accademia (a good amount of time to see David and the gallery’s other works).

If you are seeking out a little good Tuscan living

If you want to enjoy this dazzling region for everything it has to offer: fine art, delicious food and wine, picturesque villages and fun-filled scooter adventures, then you simply need a few more days in Toscana.

Why? Because this allows you the opportunity to visit the diverse towns that dot the gorgeous countryside, from the charming towns of Siena and Lucca to the legendary Pisa, known across the world for its strangely-angled tower.

What’s more, spending a few days ducking in and out of Florence allows you the opportunity to check out some of the region’s top farms and wineries, where you can enjoy all the wondrous offerings the region is famous for.

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