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 Renaissance.
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 and bars.
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 across Florence.
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.
- Nearest Airport
- Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport (8km from Florence) Most international flights go into Pisa Galileo Galilei (80km from Florence) but there are decent train services between Pisa and Florence.