Staying in city hotels is comfortable but limited in terms of freedom. Rent a private apartment or house and feel the real Florence living style.
Between the food, the architecture, the history and the art, you’d be hard pressed not to enjoy a vacation in Florence. Immerse yourself in one of Italy’s most beautiful cities.
When most people think of Italy, they think of Rome, Venice and maybe Milan. Few think Florence. Yet this city is every bit as beautiful and equally tourist friendly. In fact Florence is now an easy destination for tourists to plan a short getaway with their family or friends.
Florence is a once-in-a-lifetime destination, and I’ll tell you why. There is more to this beautiful city than the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Florence is a gorgeous city that is filled with art. From the Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore (The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore) to The Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery, there are dozens of art museums to explore — not to mention Tuscany’s vineyards, famous for making Chianti wines and tasty Brunello de Montalcino reds. And with all those reasons, how could you not want to take a vacation in Florence?
Vacation In Florence
Traveling to a new destination is one of the best ways to rejuvenate and prepare for the next year. Florence, Italy is one of the most popular destinations in Europe and there are many different things to do. However, deciding where to stay can be a bit daunting which is why I’m writing this post.
Tuscany. Italy’s region of vineyards, medieval towns and boccadillos with the fragrance of wild herbs, wild asparagus and artichokes in every corner. The place where time has stopped and you can still see life going on in the same way that happened four hundred years ago. A land of great chefs who know how to cook fish and meat (and shellfish too) better than anywhere else, a land of thousand churches, cozy mozzarella makers, beautiful squares and historical small shops. Everything here is green as lime because this region has more bright sunny days than any other place in Italy: with 1200 hours of annual sunshine it doesn’t only give its name to “Tuscany”, but also gives life to numerous organic products from the fields to your table.
Florence Vacations: City of Masterpieces
Welcome to Firenzi. Culturally rich and visually delightful, this little city in the heart of Tuscany is one of the top must-see destinations. Birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence delights with cobblestoned streets, soaring architecture, crowded piazzas and hushed, reverent galleries—home to the works of Da Vinci, Botticcelli and Michelangelo. Whether you want to shop at A-list fashion houses, indulge in Tuscan wine, people-watch in the shade of the Duomo, or catch a Ponte Vecchio sunset, Liberty Travel can craft a vacation package that’s perfect for you.
Florence at a Glance
Currency: Euro (€)
Tipping Customs: Though not expected, you could give 10-15% at restaurants, if service charge is not included
Popular Drink: Tuscan Wine
Must Eat: Bistecca Fiorentina – Florentine steak
Power Up: Type G (3-prong plug), 230 V
Weather: Transitional Mediterranean, with relatively mild winters, and hot and sunny summers.
Best Time to Visit: Any time of the year. Overall, April-June and September-October are the most popular seasons.
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Top Things to Do in Florence
Hike through Cinque Terre
Explore picturesque cliff-side villages and their citrus and olive farms with a hiking guide. Be camera-ready for breathtaking views.
Make Time for David
Carved out of a single block of marble, Michelangelo’s statue of David is truly iconic. See it in the “flesh” at the Accademia Gallery in Florence.
Tour the Duomo
Discover the Duomo and see the city from a breathtaking point of view: the Duomo terraces and Brunelleschi’s magnificent Dome.
Go on a food trip
Revel in some of Italy’s finest wines, olive oils, chocolates, cheeses, pastas, and balsamic vinegars with a day trip to the sunny Tuscan countryside.
See Florence on wheels
Rent a Vespa in Florence to explore the city, then motor out to the nearby vineyards and villages to experience true Italian culture.