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Visiting Florence

Surrounded by hills of cypress trees, olive groves, and vineyards, Italy’s “City of Stone” is easy to adore, from its famous Tuscan wineries to its gold buildings and terracotta roofs. Visits to the Galleria dell’ Accademia—home to Michelangelo’s David—the Galleria degli Uffizi, and the Duomo are mandatory. But there are many more things to do in Florence, like hiking up to Piazza Michelangelo, exploring nearby villages, or bargain shopping for fine leather goods at the city’s famed markets.

To prepare yourself for a day of sightseeing and cultural exposure, eat a sweet breakfast at one of Firenze’s many caffes or restaurants. In the afternoon or evening, Il Latini is well worth the wait for a perfect Tuscan meal.

To make your entire Tuscan stay perfect, seek out one of Florence’s sophisticated... Read More
Surrounded by hills of cypress trees, olive groves, and vineyards, Italy’s “City of Stone” is easy to adore, from its famous Tuscan wineries to its gold buildings and terracotta roofs. Visits to the Galleria dell’ Accademia—home to Michelangelo’s David—the Galleria degli Uffizi, and the Duomo are mandatory. But there are many more things to do in Florence, like hiking up to Piazza Michelangelo, exploring nearby villages, or bargain shopping for fine leather goods at the city’s famed markets.

To prepare yourself for a day of sightseeing and cultural exposure, eat a sweet breakfast at one of Firenze’s many caffes or restaurants. In the afternoon or evening, Il Latini is well worth the wait for a perfect Tuscan meal.

To make your entire Tuscan stay perfect, seek out one of Florence’s sophisticated budget or luxury hotels; IgoUgo members rave about the hospitality at Montebello Splendid.

And once you check out travelers’ stunning photos of the City of Lillies (yes, Florence wears many hats), you should have no problem convincing yourself to find a flight and join the Fiorentini in celebrating art, culture, and la dolce vita.    Close

Stories and Tips Florence

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Heavenly Shopping, Art and Food in Florence, Italy

Written by diminor1929 on 08 Aug, 2010

I had heard so much about the wonders and beauty of Florence from many of my friends. The shopping, the buildings, the sculpture, statue of David, the food-especially the gelato and the shopping had been touted as Florence’s gift to the world !!!While not a…Read More


Spending Half A Day In Florence

Written by meiji15 on 09 Apr, 2010

Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens The Palazzio Pitti is a 15th century palace constructed for Luca Pitti. Though around the mid-16th century the prominent Medici family acquired said property. And their influence can be visibly seen throughout the interior apartments. Now, upon entering the…Read More


My Travelogue: Florence In A Day

Written by meiji15 on 09 Apr, 2010

Florence, the jewel of Tuscany, has charmed and captivated individuals for centuries. What is that? You only have a day? Not to worry. Even an hour in this enchanted city is worth the effort. With an entire day, the possibilities are endless. Appreciate the art,…Read More


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My Journey with Italian Caffe

Written by airynfaerie on 11 Nov, 2009

My tastebuds and overall feelings towards coffee changed during the year when we moved to Florence, Italy. Now that we live in the US again, I still don't drink coffee regularly as I eventually did in Italy, but I've learned quite a bit, and feel…Read More


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Christmastime in Florence

Written by airynfaerie on 16 Oct, 2009

If you're fortunate enough to be in Tuscany's capital city during Christmastime, you'll be happy to know that there are plenty of events to occupy your time. From festivals and musicals to art exhibitions and plenty of decorations, the holidays in Florence doesn't leave anyone…Read More


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Seeing Florence

Written by mlmeredith on 10 Aug, 2007

Firenze (the real name for Florence) is now firmly ensconced on my list of favorite cities to return to (along with London, San Francisco, Boston and Honolulu). The galleries, the public art, the restaurants and the surrounding area make it an experience to savor.You can…Read More


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An Accidental Tourist Cooking Class in Tuscany

Written by AdventuresWithAmy on 08 Jun, 2007

My husband and I decided on an Italian holiday for our honeymoon. During this trip we visited Florence. Florence is an absolutely beautiful city, but what we really enjoyed was our day trip out of Florence. One of the things we wanted…Read More


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The Duomo and Campanile

Written by jaybroek on 21 Nov, 2003

My first sight of the Duomo was late in the evening on the day of our arrival in Florence. We had glimpsed Brunelleschi’s dome poking above the rooftops but nothing could prepare us for the first ‘full frontal’. In the dark the cathedral has to…Read More


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Planning Tools and Tips

Written by Mary Porcher on 27 Mar, 2001

USEFUL INTERNET SITESWeekend A Firenze - On this sight you can make reservations and purchase tickets for many of the Florence galleries. That way, you don't have to worry about calling when you're there, making sure you get a spot, etc. If you…Read More


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Last thoughts-Galleria Dell Accademia & Ognissanti

Written by dawn on 02 Mar, 2001

I like to write about places that others seem to pass over or touch on lightly and the Galleria Dell Accademia and the church Ognissanti fall into this category. Since the Galleria has tight security against taking pictures, I'll combine these two together for you! OGNISSANTI-…Read More


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