why you should visit florence

  • Declared by some to be the most beautiful city in Italy and capital of Tuscany
  • Climb Brunelleschi’s magnificent cathedral dome, the city’s signature building
  • Wander along the River Arno and across the shop-lined ‘Ponte Vecchio’
  • Visit the Uffizi Gallery, which holds Italy’s greatest art collection

our specialists 'must do'

Take a private transfer out of the city to have dinner at Belmond Villa San Michele, a 15th century villa, nestled on a hill top with unparalleled views of Florence below.

A little more about florence

Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and birthplace of the Renaissance is a small and vibrant city, steeped in history and character with narrow streets and market squares that evoke a thousand tales. Home to masterpieces of art and architecture, Brunelleschi, Bernini and Michaelangelo all left a lasting impression. Visit Michaelangelo's David in the Museo Accademia, Walk to the Piazza del Duomo to climb the 436 steps of Brunelleschi's venerable Duomo with its pink, green and white facade. Admire some of Bernini's most famous works of art in the Uffizi gallery. Walk around stately palaces, world class art galleries and the picturesque Boboli gardens, not forgetting to try the renowned Fiorentina cuisine in one of the many characterful restaurants that line the city streets.

when to go to florence

Florence is charming all year round, though it can be hot and humid in July and August and on the chilly side from November through to March. We would recommend May or October and to book early to get the best guides available.

Getting there

Fly with BA or CityJet to Florence

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