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 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..
Via Calimaruzza 3 I - 50123 Florence
Just 200 metres from the Uffizi Gallery, Hotel Por Santa Maria is located in Florence’s historic centre, a 5-minute walk from Florence Cathedral. It offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. Rooms are decorated in classic style with artwork. Each one is..
Via dei Bentaccordi 3 I - 50122 Florence
Housed in a 17th-century building in the historical centre of Florence, Hotel Santa Croce offers air-conditioned rooms and free Wi-Fi. The Uffizi Gallery and Signoria Square are both 270 metres away. En-suite rooms at the Santa Croce include an LCD ..
Leisure activities Florence
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..
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Discover Siena and San Gimignano, two of Tuscany's most popular attractions, on a day trip from Florence. With your museum fees and transport taken care of, you can sit back and enjoy your visit to these tucked-away Tuscan hill towns. Highlights ..
Meet Chef Giovanni and learn how to cook a four-course Tuscan banquet in a private home in the heart of Florence! Numbers are limited to a maximum of 15 people on this small group Italian cooking class, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention ..
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 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..
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 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 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 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.