Florence
Florence

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Florence

The jewel of Tuscany, Florence will captivate lovers of art and good times.

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On 27/05/2022

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5 good reasons to go to Florence

Climb the steps to Brunelleschi’s Dome
Climb the steps to Brunelleschi’s Dome
From here you can contemplate the whole city and realize just how this monument was an architectural and artistic feat. Did you know it is even taller than the bell tower of the cathedral?
Admire the greatest masterpieces
Admire the greatest masterpieces
Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Giotto; the greatest artists of the Renaissance have shaped the unique beauty of this city. Many of their works are lovingly exhibited in magnificent galleries, but also in the streets, on squares and in churches.
Discover the thrilling history of the Medicis
Discover the thrilling history of the Medicis
They were one of the most powerful families in Italy and the greatest patrons of their time. By building magnificent palaces and monuments throughout the city, they made Florence the artistic and cultural capital of Europe for many centuries, but not without acts of betrayal.
La Dolce Vita
La Dolce Vita
A cappuccino between visits, an Italian ice cream from a vendor on a picturesque square, fresh pasta in a trattoria and even a delicious pizza to take away; there are plenty ways to treat yourself and take a break in Florence. A cocktail at aperitivo time is also a moment not to miss!
Catch Stendhal Syndrome
Catch Stendhal Syndrome
On visiting Florence, the famous French writer experienced curious symptoms in the presence of so much beauty (dizziness, rapid heartbeat and hallucinations). He has given his name to the traveller’s consternation when faced with the wonders of our world.

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Culture and history

Duomo

Duomo

Probably the most beautiful religious ensemble in the world, Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, Brunelleschi’s Dome and Giotto’s Campanile are all covered with multi-coloured marble in the most perfect harmony.

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

Topped with yellow and ochre houses, this is Florence’s iconic bridge and the only one to have survived wartime bombings. Just like in Medieval times, it is almost entirely occupied by shops, mainly goldsmiths and jewellers. Some of the central arches will allow you to admire a magnificent view of the River Arno.

Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery

This palace, originally built to house offices, has become one of the world’s most illustrious museums, home to treasures bequeathed by the Medici family. This is the place to admire the finest works of the Tuscan masters, including those of Botticelli.

Vasari Corridor

This private passageway allowed the Medici family and court dignitaries to go from the Palazzo Vecchio to the  Palazzo Pitti, via the Uffizi. They could thus cross the city discreetly, sheltered from bad weather and attacks. The corridor is decorated with hundreds of self-portraits.

Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio

This palace resembling a Medieval fortress in none other than the former city hall. Magnificent state rooms are concealed behind its thick walls. But the most impressive element is still the breathtaking view of from the top of the Arnolfo tower at 95m high.

Outings

Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazzale Michelangelo

This esplanade on the other side of the river overlooks the whole city and offers an outstanding view. This is the perfect spot for a picnic or a memorable sunset.

Santa Maria Novella

Santa Maria Novella

This magnificent church gave its name to an entire district, an impressive square and the central train station. From here, you can set off for the charming nearby towns of Pisa, Pistoia or Lucca, for example.

 

Boboli Gardens

Boboli Gardens

A beautiful Italian garden lies behind the Palazzo Pitti. It is a particularly pleasant place for a stroll in the spring and summer, with its tree-lined pathways, sculptures, fountains and even artificial caves! If you get caught in a rain shower, you can always take shelter in the Palatine gallery and the museums which surround the park.

Prato

The neighbouring town of Prato makes for a pleasant day trip, with its castle and fine cathedral. More surprisingly, it is home to one of Europe’s largest Chinese communities, thanks no doubt to its know-how in textiles. It is particularly lively at aperitivo time, when the terrace cafés suddenly fill up.

Gastronomy

Bistecca alla fiorentina

Bistecca alla fiorentina

Meat lovers will adore this fine piece of thick-cut beef, cooked on a wood fire and served rare, sometimes with a garnishing. It is generally a dish for two.

Chianti

Chianti

The Tuscany region produces some of Italy’s finest red wines, and it is as wonderful to explore as it is to sample the wines in the bars and restaurants of Florence. There are also smaller appellations to discover, such as the famous Brunello di Montalcino or the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

Slow Food

Slow Food

This international movement, advocating the return to ethical regional food traditions, originated in Italy. It is particularly popular in Tuscany, where you can find an abundance of local produce and the locals are highly attached to traditional cuisine. You will also find numerous member restaurants of this organisation where you can take the time to savour regional dishes.

Lampredotto

Lampredotto

A must in Florence street food, this is a dish of thinly-cut tripe, cooked in broth. Don’t be put off, it’s a firm favourite with the locals. It can be served on a plate or in a sandwich to take away, garnished with a spicy or herb sauce.

Mercato Centrale

Mercato Centrale

The Florence market is a delight for your eyes and your taste buds. Eating couldn’t be simpler here, you can buy something to eat on the go, or take a seat at one of the numerous indoor restaurants. This is also an ideal place to pick up some delicious souvenirs.

Practical information

Flight duration

1h45

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Currency

Euro

Distance

948 km

Average temperature

Spring

15°C (max : 23°C)

Summer

25°C (max : 30°C)

Autumn

13°C (max : 20°C)

Winter

5°C (max : 10°C)

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