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Nat Geo Day Tour: The Secrets of Tuscan Olive Oil
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Nat Geo Day Tour: The Secrets of Tuscan Olive Oil

Discover Tuscan olive oil's exquisite flavor and history at Villa Campestri, the world's first Olive Oil Resort, and unveil the secrets of preserving virgin olive oil's distinctive flavor. Tour, taste, and picnic amidst scenic beauty.

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Nat Geo Day Tour: Regenerative Agriculture at Fattoria Triboli
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Nat Geo Day Tour: Regenerative Agriculture at Fattoria Triboli

Discover how regenerative organic agriculture at Fattoria Triboli is improving the natural resources available, then tour the farm and enjoy an olive oil tasting and light lunch of local Tuscan produce.

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Accademia Gallery small group tour with a local guide
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Accademia Gallery small group tour with a local guide

Skip the line and visit the Accademia Gallery in Florence on a small group tour. Discover Michelangelo's greatest masterpieces such as the iconic David with a local guide.

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Uffizi and Accademia Gallery small group tour with a local guide

Uffizi and Accademia Gallery small group tour with a local guide

Book here to explore the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries - two of Italy's most important art institutions - on a small group guided tour

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Uffizi Gallery small group tour with a local guide
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Uffizi Gallery small group tour with a local guide

Discover the Uffizi Gallery with express-entry tickets and an expert guide at your disposal. Book now for a great experience for small groups.

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Skip-the-line combo tickets to Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens
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Skip-the-line combo tickets to Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens

Book your skip-the-line tickets to Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens, visit the most important museums in Florence!

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Skip-the-line tickets for the Uffizi Gallery
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Skip-the-line tickets for the Uffizi Gallery

Book your skip-the-line tickets for the Uffizi Gallery and discover the most famous Renaissance art collection in the world and the museum's incredible temporary exhibitions.

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Accademia Gallery skip-the-line tickets
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Accademia Gallery skip-the-line tickets

Buy your tickets for the Accademia Gallery and avoid queues at the entrance. Find out all about the works of art housed inside the museum such as Michelangelo's David.

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Tickets for the Florence Cathedral Complex and Brunelleschi's Dome
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Tickets for the Florence Cathedral Complex and Brunelleschi's Dome

Visit all the monuments in Florence's Piazza del Duomo with your ticket: the Cathedral, Brunelleschi's Dome, Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery.

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Express guided tour of Florence Duomo with Skip-the-Line Access
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Express guided tour of Florence Duomo with Skip-the-Line Access

Book your Florence Duomo express guided tour with Musement. The iconic Florence Duomo minus the crowds with our no wait access and visit the spectacular Duomo, an architectural masterpiece

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Chianti tour with two wine tastings from Florence
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Chianti tour with two wine tastings from Florence

Book this exclusive Chianti tour to enjoy two tastings of excellent Chianti wines and visit Greve in Chianti. Discover Chianti's colors and flavors!

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Florentine gondola boat tour
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Florentine gondola boat tour

Experience the splendor of Florence from the relaxing comfort of a gondola-style, traditional boat and learn more about the city from your expert guide.

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What to do in Florence

Art, history and beauty blend together in this Tuscan gem, giving life to a city that’s worth visiting at least once in a lifetime. The cradle par excellence of the Renaissance, Florence is home to legendary attractions, unmissable activities and guided tours of all kinds in which you can take part. From the masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery to the majesty of the Duomo, you’ll discover a timeless city, where every stone tells a story. And then there’s dinner in one of the trademark trattorias, with an authentic and genuine flavour, before rounding off the evening in style with a romantic walk along the Lungarno.

The six best activities to do in Florence

1. Visit the Duomo of Florence

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, with its Brunelleschi-designed dome, is the symbol of the city of Florence, as well as one of its most visited attractions. While its exterior is beautiful thanks to the multicoloured marble façade, the interior is a treasure trove of frescoes, statues and stained-glass windows. Among these is the famous fresco created by Vasari and Zuccari, one of the largest surfaces in the world decorated with this technique. The climb to the dome and a visit to Giotto’s bell tower are spine-tingling.

2. Cross the Ponte Vecchio

Among the most romantic attractions in Florence is the historic Ponte Vecchio. Standing since the 14th century, the bridge has survived the ravages of floods and the devastation of war – it was the only bridge in Florence to make it through WWII. Today, the Ponte Vecchio is closed to traffic but can be crossed on foot, when you can browse the old-fashioned shops that line both sides. A walk where you will feel like you’re going back in time and returning to medieval Florence.

3. Explore the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens

Once you’ve crossed Ponte Vecchio from the old town, continue a little further until you reach Palazzo Pitti and the adjacent Boboli Gardens. The palace was one of the residences of the Medici family and is rich in history and elegance. But even more eye-catching are the gardens, considered the greatest example of an Italian garden, decorated with sculptures, fountains, labyrinths and, of course, plants and flowers of all kinds. It’s particularly worth visiting in spring when the flowers bloom, making it even more beautiful and fragrant.

4. Take a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery

If you only had time to visit one museum during your trip to Florence, it should be the Uffizi Gallery. A museum of international prestige, the Uffizi is one of the most opulent museums in Italy, where you can admire absolute masterpieces of Renaissance art. See Botticelli’s Venus and Spring, Leonardo’s Annunciation, Titian’s Venus of Urbino, the Doni Tondo and many other works that have marked the history of art. The museum is very large, which is why to make the most of your visit we recommend you join a guided tour.

5. Don’t miss the Accademia Gallery

Although the statue of David in Piazza della Signoria is an impressive sight, to see Michelangelo’s original work you need to visit the Accademia Gallery. This museum houses a number of very important Italian paintings and sculptures, making it a must-see for art lovers. And, as if that wasn’t enough, the building itself, originally intended as an academy of fine arts, is itself a work of art.

6. Discover the Medici Chapels

The Medici Chapels are located within the Basilica of San Lorenzo and while not among Florence’s most famous attractions, they’re well worth a visit. They’re the mausoleum of the Medici family, whose tombs are decorated with wonderful sculptures by Michelangelo and other Renaissance artists. The New Sacristy, designed by Michelangelo, is an architectural jewel. Its allegorical figures and symbols reflect the power of the Medici dynasty. And then there’s the Chapel of the Princes, made entirely of marble and semi-precious stones. A real journey through time and a joy for art and architecture aficionados.

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When’s the best time to visit Florence?

Florence is a great place to visit all year round. But spring and autumn are the best periods enjoy the city at its best. The weather is sunny without being too hot, attractions are busy without being too crowded, and there’s a plethora of events going on. Summer is also a pleasant, but temperatures in the city go up as well as the number of visitors and accommodation prices. Family-owned restaurants, especially those outside the centre, shut for their holidays. That’s why we suggest heading over in the winter months, when there are fewer tourists around, the city is festively lit, and lovely Christmas markets fill up its squares.

How many days should you spend in Florence?

Florence is a human-scale city that is easy to get around on foot. If you only want to visit the main attractions, and you’re able to book tickets in advance, then a weekend is sufficient. But consider it takes about half a day to visit the Uffizi Gallery and the Boboli Gardens. That’s why we would recommend at least 3-4 days to visit, so you can experience the city to the fullest. That way, you’ll have time to enjoy Tuscan cuisine and wander among the piazzas and historic stores. If you’ve any more time on your hands, then we recommend taking some day trips around Tuscany and its towns, such as Siena, Lucca and San Gimignano.

Where are the best places to stay in Florence?

The historic centre of Florence is quite intimate and is also an ideal area to stay if you want to visit all the main attractions of the city. Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio are both popular areas. Bear in mind, however, that the centre is a traffic-restricted zone, so if you're travelling by car, it may be a bit of a hassle. Visitors arriving by train will find the Santa Maria Novella area. This neighbourhood is close to the main station, and it’s safe and quiet. If you’re a fan of the nightlife, then the historic Santo Spirito neighbourhood in the Oltrarno is ideal for your stay. Last but not least, if you’re looking for a more rustic experience in the very middle of nature, then there are excellent agritourism houses and accommodations around the picturesque Florentine hills.