Florence City Break Holidays, Italy
Florence is one of Italy's most well-known and loved cities. It
is located along the Arno River, in Western Italy, in the middle of
the country's Tuscany region.
Florence is famous for its great Florentines including Leonardo
da Vinci and Michelangelo and its rich history dating back to the
A holiday to Florence is a holiday filled with
ancient charm and modern conveniences. You'll find relaxing piazzas
and fantastic churches hidden amongst bustling shops, restaurants
The best time to visit Florence
Florence lies within a valley, surrounded by the Senese Clavey
Hills so its weather varies slightly to that of nearby cities in
the Tuscany region.
The summer months of July and August are the hottest and the
busiest. If you prefer cooler weather pick spring time, April and
May or Autumn, September and October. During these months you'll
experience pleasant warm, dry weather.
Sightseeing in Florence
Florence is seen as the birthplace of Renaissance and this is
highlighted by the fantastic architecture around the city. Like its
fellow Italian city Rome, Florence has an open-air museum feel,
packed full of amazing free sights that can be seen during a wander
through the city's streets.
A trip to see the sights of Florence must include: the Accademia
Gallery and its copy of Michelangelo's 'David', Ponte Vecchio
bridge - the oldest in Florence, Santa Croce - the largest
Franciscan church in Italy and the Uffizi Gallery which houses
Italy's most important art collection.
If after all that you're still feeling energetic then climb the
463 steps to the summit of Brunelleschi's Duomo for an amazing view
Eating out in Florence
Florence holidays offer the best of Tuscan
cuisine, simple but delicious dishes based around fresh and local
ingredients. Sample traditional Florentine delicacies such as
schiacciata a type of Tuscan flatbread and bistecca alla
fiorentina, the Florentine T-bone steak.
Book a City Break to Florence
If you are looking for a holiday to Italy, a city break to
Florence would be a great choice. For prices and information,
please feel free to contact our Travel Advisors.