Things to see and do - Florence
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Florence Travel guide
Florence : Michelin's recommendations
The home of Dante (father of the Italian language), the city of the Medici (patrons of the arts and literature) and a melting pot of humanist art, Florence occupies a magnificent setting best viewed from the Fiesole or San Miniato hills. The panorama takes in the red cupola of the Duomo, the white and green marble Giotto campanile and the stone bell tower of the Palazzo Vecchio, as well as the Arno river, the medieval Ponte Vecchio and the ochre- and grey-coloured palaces of the city.
Tourist attractions Florence : Things to see and do
Piazza della Signora I - 50122 Firenze
Topped by a fine 94m-high bell tower, this huge building dominates its square. Built between 1299 and 1315 to designs by Arnolfo de Cambio, this uncompromising Gothic structure was initially seat of the Signoria. It became Cosimo I's residence in the..
Piazzale degli Uffizi 6 I - 50122 Firenze
This is one of the world's greatest museums. Its collections trace the evolution of Italian painting from the earliest days to the 17C. The museum is located in the old Uffizi palace, the seat of Medici Florence's bureaucrats. Built by Vasari in 1560..
v. del Proconsolo 4 I - 50122 Firenze
A fine example of medieval architecture, the 13C Palazzo del Podestà has a remarkable courtyard, one of Italy's finest with a striking décor in the form of the coats of arms belonging to Florence's senior magistrates (whose residence this was). It is..
Piazza Mentana 7 I - 50122 Florence
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Hotel Balestri faces the Arno River in Florence city centre. Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery are 400 metres away. It features a roof terrace with lovely city views. Rooms are elegantly furnished, air-conditioned and offer satellite TV. They inc..
Via Calzaiuoli 6 I - 50123 Florence
Offering free Wi-Fi and friendly service, air-conditioned rooms and a central location, Hotel Calzaiuoli is 2 minutes' walk from Florence Cathedral on Via Calzaiuoli, which runs through some of Florence's best sights. Located in Florence's most excl..
Piazza San Firenze 29 I - 50122 Florence
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Set in a 15th-century building, Hotel Bernini Palace is a 5-minute walk from Florence Cathedral and Ponte Vecchio. It features antique furniture and Murano-glass chandeliers. Some rooms are decorated in a classic style. Others boast Renaissance Flor..
Leisure activities Florence
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Cooking enthusiasts and novices alike, learn to prepare a four-course Tuscan banquet during this half day cooking workshop in the heart of Florence. Source produce from a local market and feast on your creations afterwards. Best of all, you get to ke..
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The ideal way to discover Florence is your own way! Choose either the morning or afternoon tour or book them both, with lunch included, for a comprehensive introduction to this classic Renaissance city. Even better, you'll gain quick access to the Uf..
Take a small group walking tour of the Uffizi Gallery, and jump the queue by booking ahead. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 20 people ensuring you'll receive personalized attention and audio headsets guarantee that you'll hear the guide clearly. ..
via dei Palchetti 6 r I - 50123 Firenze
Flasks of wine on the walls, hams hanging from the ceiling, friendly informal service and a tradition dating back a hundred years. This famous Florentine trattoria celebrates Tuscan cuisine in all its glory, from ribollita soups to roast meat dishes.
via dei Macci 122/r I - 50122 Firenze
This trattoria is named after the famous cibreo, a typical stew from Florence that Catherine of Medici was said to enjoy so much that she even attempted, unsuccessfully, to export it to France. It is often crowded, but there is no point in trying to ..
via Antonio Pacinotti 40r I - 50131 Firenze
You will have to get off the well-worn tourist trail to find this gourmet restaurant! The cuisine focuses on high quality produce, often served as very simple dishes that are not only from Tuscany. A plainer and less expensive menu is available at lu..
piazza Ognissanti 1 I - 50123 Firenze
Horse-drawn carriages once entered the old courtyard of the St Regis hotel, now converted into a winter garden. Enjoy delicious dishes from the Maremma created by Valeria Piccini in the luxurious surroundings of one of Florence's most elegant hotels.
via Pistoiese 154 I - 50122 Firenze
Opened at the beginning of the 20C as a grocer's shop and trattoria, this historic restaurant is a long way off the usual tourist trail. The two brothers who now run Da Burde have kept everything as it was with cured hams on sale and a bar selling to..
piazza San Firenze 29 I - 50122 Firenze
via delle Bagnese 15 I - 50124 Galluzzo
Immortalised by the Italian writer Montale in his poetry, this trattoria has been run by the same family for almost two centuries. The menu features traditional Tuscan dishes, such as pici pasta with wild boar sauce. Alfresco dining in summer. There ..
via de' Georgofili 11/13 r I - 50122 Firenze
The dining room at this restaurant faces the open-view kitchen, allowing a continuous exchange of dialogue between chefs and diners. The cuisine focuses on mainly Tuscan produce served in dishes that blend traditional skill with contemporary style.
via San Miniato 2r I - 50122 Firenze
A new take on traditional cuisine in this unique restaurant in the delightful San Niccolò district. Diners sit side-by-side around a central table, as in a sushi bar, enjoying a selection of delicious homemade dishes.
borgo Pinti 99 I - 50121 Firenze
The magnificent decor of one of the most impressive palazzi in Florence has been given a more contemporary feel in this restaurant. It offers delicious and carefully prepared reinterpretations of traditional Italian cuisine.
via Ghibellina 87 I - 50122 Firenze
One of Florence's temples of gourmet dining, this elegant restaurant boasts a legendary wine list that will delight wine enthusiasts. The chef uses Tuscan specialities as the inspiration for his highly skilful, imaginative and innovative cuisine.