Summer City Breaks in Florence
Experience the best of Tuscany this summer in Florence. The city's rich Rennaisance history is a sight to behold - with its grand chapels and churches, its awe-inspiring galleries and museums, and world-famous architecture. Explore the busy food markets by day, dine at the local trattorias by night, and visit some of the city's famous 'enotecas' (wine bars) - Le Volpi e l'Uva among its most famous.
Take a city break in Florence and be whisked back to the renaissance. Stand in front of some of the finest art and architecture in Europe, explore rich green countryside or just sit and sample the best local cuisine from gelato to crostini di fegato.
Nestling in Tuscany in northern Italy, and surrounded by rolling green hills and deep river valleys, Florence is ideal setting for walks and rambles in the warm Mediterranean climate. Download self-guided tours or let a local show you the best of the best.
Passionate about Vineyards
Florence is proud of its wine heritage. About thirty minutes outside of the city, you’ll find the vineyards where Chianti was first created. We’d recommend taking a day of your city break to explore the vineyards and experience a tasting tour first-hand.
If you have a sweet tooth, head to Gelateria La Carraia, looking over Ponte alla Carraia, it’s a favourite of the locals. All’Antico Vinaio is great for lunch or breakfast if you’re on a budget city break, with lots of fresh local produce at affordable prices. Buy pizza by the slice throughout the city. We recommend asking a local for their favourite spots.
We’re big fans of the Piazza Della Signoria, an open courtyard that includes a copy of Michelangelo’s David. The original sits nearby in the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. Delve deeper into this city’s 1000 years of glorious history by heading to one of Florence’s museums, which display masterpieces from Italian greats including da Vinci and Botticelli. If you possess an artistic flair head to the Uffizi; one of the oldest art museums in Europe, it has an incredible collection of artworks dating back to the 16th Century that you can’t see anywhere else.
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