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
The courtyard, designed by Michelozzo (1470), decorated with stucco work and frescoes by Vasari and commissioned for the marriage of Francesco de Medici and Jane of Austria (1565), sets the scene. Inside the fortress is a magical palace, epitomised b..
Piazzale degli Uffizi 6 I - 50122 Firenze
The paintings are arranged in chronological order, following the evolution of pictoral (mainly Tuscan) art up to the late 17C. Gradually leaving Byzantine influences behind, three painters gave renewed vigour to Italian painting, Cimabue, Duccio and,..
v. el Proconsolo 4 I - 50122 Firenze
The ground floor is devoted to Michelangelo and the 16C. There is a Drunken Bacchus by the master as a young man which still bears the traces of classical influence (1497-9), a Madonna and Child with St John (1504-6), which is a transposition into ma..
Lungarno Archibusieri 4 I - 50121 Florence
This former Augustine convent of the 13th century is set beside the Uffizi Gallery, facing Florence's Ponte Vecchio. The roof garden with bar offers views of the Cathedral. Hotel degli Orafi features large, elegant rooms with exposed wooden beams on..
Via Della Condotta 4 I - 50122 Florence
Hotel Cristina is set in Florence centre, a 5-minute walk from Florence Cathedral and 15 minutes from Santa Maria Novella Station. It offers rooms with Wi-Fi in a central location. Cristina Hotel’s rooms are provided with TV and work desk. Some of t..
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
You'll fall in love with Italy's prettiest coastal villages on a small group visit to the Cinque Terre from Florence. You've probably heard of the five famous fishing ports of the Cinque Terre. Now's your chance to visit these picture-postcard villag..
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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..
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Book your Skip the Line: Florence Accademia and Uffizi Gallery Tour ahead of time to take advantage of jumping the queue. Highlights Skip the line All entrance fees included In the morning, meet at the entrance to Accademia Gallery (11:15a..
via Santo Spirito 64/66 r I - 50125 Firenze
This restaurant offers home-style cooking, such as spelt pappardella pasta with wild boar and bilberries, and duck leg with chicory and foie gras, as well as a touch of creativity in the evening. Good value for money.
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 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 ..
corso Tintori 47 r I - 50122 Firenze
A typical, family-run Tuscan trattoria in the centre of Florence, which is popular with tourists and locals alike. Enjoy delicious local specialities such as the legendary ribollita (Tuscan bean soup) while you soak up the authentic ambience.
via dei Palchetti 6 r I - 50123 Firenze
Locals and tourists alike join the queue to eat at this trattoria. It is popular both for its cuisine (excellent wild boar stew) and its informal, lively atmosphere. Always busy, even at lunchtime.
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..