A trip to Italy cannot be called complete if you did not manage to stop in Florence even for a moment. After all, it was in Florence that the Italian Renaissance era originated, and this is where the masterpieces of this era are located. Florence is filled with Tuscan charm and is the perfect place not only to discover incredible architecture and history, but also to wineries and small villages close to the city.
Breakfast in the hotel
Small hotels throughout Florence offer their guests traditional Tuscan cuisine. Breakfast in many hotels is served outdoors on the rooftop, offering stunning views of Florence's cityscapes.
Early morning at the Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi)
The Uffizi Gallery (Florence) houses a gigantic collection of masterful works by such great Renaissance artists as Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci. To avoid long queues, tickets should be booked in advance.
Walk along the Ponte Vecchio
A short walk from the Uffizi Gallery flows the Arno River, across which lies the famous Ponte Vecchio. Of the six bridges in Florence, Ponte Vecchio is the only one that escaped the ravages of World War II. There are still shops on the bridge, which was a characteristic feature of the classic bridges in the city.
Lunch at Piazza della Signoria
Piazza Signoria, near the Uffizi, is the ideal place for lunch. In the central square of Florence, surrounded by historic buildings and palaces, there are many lovely cafes.
Noon at the Duomo
Florentine Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore (Santa Maria del Fiore) with a giant dome, built in the XIII century, literally rises above the city. Its height is 92 meters. The cathedral is definitely worth a visit for its impressive façade and mosaic floors inside. Tourists can also climb 463 steps to the top of the dome.
Afternoon at the Academy of Fine Arts
The afternoon is worth spending at the Academy of Fine Arts, which is open until seven in the evening. The main attraction of the Academy is Michelangelo's David, perhaps the most famous sculpture in the world.
Gourmet Tuscan Dinner at the Cibreo Restaurant
The Cibreo restaurant is considered the best in the city. Even having reserved a table in advance, there is a chance that you still have to wait, but it will be worth it!
Drinks to end a busy day in Florence
After dinner, head to one of the cozy cafes for a glass of wine or a cocktail. Arriving early can be in time for the aperitif, when drinks are served with complimentary gourmet snacks.