The past is present in the streets of Florence. This Italian city is home to the works of great artists and architectural marvels that time the rise and fall of the empires. Often referred to as the cradle of the Renaissance, a Florence Tour is all about art, architecture and La Dolce Vita. Read more...
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While booking a Florence Tour, consider the following ways to reach Florence.
The main airport of Florence is Amerigo Vespucci International Airport(FLR). It is well connected with European and International destinations. Why Air? - Air transport is the fastest way to reach Florence from any part of the world.
High-speed trains are available from Italy to Florence. There are also trains available from European countries like Germany and Amsterdam. Why Train? - The rail network in Europe is very organised and quick.
Best Time to Visit Florence
The best time to visit Florence is between May and September. The weather during this time is warm, and you can experience the true nature of Florence. The place will be crowded with tourists, and the prices of the hotels are also high.
November through March is the low season in Florence. The weather is unpredictable with lots of rains. The advantage of booking a Florence Tour Package during the offseason is that there will be lesser crowds, hotels will be cheaper, and it is a good time to shop as there will be lots of sales.
Florence is the core of Tuscany, and it shows off its renaissance history with pride. On a holiday trip to Florence, you get to see why this place is home to exquisite and delicate artworks and a multitude of art pieces.
Must-Visit Places in Florence
The Uffizi Gallery is the main attraction in Florence. History buffs and artisans will have a gala of time here during their Florence trip.
Palazzo Vecchio dawns fortress-like castellations and a 311-foot high bell tower. It conveys the message of political power and military strength.
This temple was originally a Roman Temple dedicated to the ‘pagan’ gods. This structure is regarded as the best maintained ancient structure.
Cinque Terre is a UNESCO world heritage site, and it is one of the most visited places on a Florence Tour Package. This place consists of five villages, and you get to feel and experience old-age Italy.
Ponte Vecchio is Florence’s oldest bridge which is over the Arno River. It was used as a system of defence during WWII. Now, it is known its charming shops, art seller and antique shops.
Florence is not just about museums and galleries. You can check this market out and look by yourself at what the locals do and take some souvenirs home too.
Things/ Activities to do in Florence
Florence has a lot of things to see and do. There's never thought of what to do in Florence; rather, it's thought of how much and when. With its wide variety of museums, galleries, boutiques, and storied sites, this Tuscan town has something for everyone on their Florence holiday.
You can book an expert-guided tour on your Florence Tour Package and explore around this magnificent place. It's best for those wanting to learn more about Florence's artisans—the craftsmanship and skill which is slowly disappearing.
Visit Bargello Museum
This Museum was a former prison and is home to some of the beautiful collection of gothic and renaissance sculptures. This is a must-do activity on your Florence Vacation.
Visit Stadio Artemio Franchi
If you are a football fan, then you should not miss this place on your holiday to Florence. This is the hub of soccer in Florence and the home of the Florence football team ACF Fiorentina.
Visit Giardino Bardini
The Giardino Bardini has a pergola-covered stairwell leading up to the Belvedere panoramic terrace. There is a beautiful garden where you can sit and relax if you are bored of walking around and visiting museums.
Visit the aromatic AquaFlor Firenze
If you are on a Florence honeymoon trip, then visiting this Artistic Perfumery and getting immersed in the scent of essential oils, a collection of raw materials and scents is a must.
What to eat in Florence?
So while you're in Florence, you should try out the dishes that are traditionally made in Florence and that you won't find elsewhere! Here are some of those dishes.
These are very famous in the region of Tuscany and a good stater to order when you are on your Florence Holiday Tour.
Italian pasta is world famous. You must try this as a first course when you are on your Florence Tour.
Bistecca Alla Fiorentina
It will be a shame if you do no try this unique dish on your Florence Holiday. This is a 2-inch thick liver dish that comes along with the bone. This dish was very famous during the Renaissance period.
A very typical Florentine sweet cake normally only used to make its appearance during the Carnival holidays. But you can find it almost all the time year-round given its popularity.
Festivals Celebrated in Florence
A grand parade of small floats through the city, including an enormous puppet dragon, the Florence carnival celebrates the diverse cultures around the world. Local tradition is represented as well with colourfully dressed characters and musicians in Renaissance costume, riders on horseback and bands.
Epiphany commemorates the arrival of the Three Kings in Bethlehem. It also marks La Befana, Italy's traditional day of gift giving.
Florentine New Year
Celebrated on March 25, the Florentine New Year begins in the Palazzo Vecchio with a morning parade filling the streets with elaborate medieval dress and music. The celebration continues at the Piazza SS Annunziata where Florentines and visitors feast upon Italian cuisine at an outdoor market and enjoy an evening concert.