So, to help you plan your Italian holidays, here is the Avventure Bellissime guide to why you should visit Florence and include it on your Italian vacation itinerary:
First and foremost - it is a beautiful city with stunning views
Florence is simply stunning! Whether you are in the middle of the city looking at a view down the River Arno, or whether you are stood up above Florence on the Piazzale Michelangelo looking over the cityscape, the views are stunning and it’ll take your breath away – morning, noon and night. Visiting Florence is worth it just for the views! But there is more, much more...!
The food is fantastic
It’s hardly a surprise that the food in Florence is so good considering Italy itself is famous for it’s food. However, here in Florence, it is particularly special. It benefits from being in close to the Tuscan countryside, meaning the produce is as fresh as can be. You will certainly eat well in Florence! During your trip, you might even want to tour the famous Florence food markets, taste the produce and learn how they are used in Tuscan cooking – letting you re-create the Florence culinary magic at home.
The wine!! Tuscan wines are world famous and in Florence, the Tuscan vineyards are right on your doorstep. The choice of wine is fantastic and you can even travel out to a vineyard whilst there to see where this glorious wine is made.
Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance and boasts a fascinating culture of art and it’s history. If you visit Florence, you will be surrounded by important works of art, such as the world famous Accademia and the Uffizi Gallery. There’s also the lesser-known Bargello sculpture museum, situated inside a fortress. These are amongst the most popular places to visit in Florence, so it’s always advisable to book your visit to these galleries in advance – as they are so popular throughout the year. A licensed tour guide like Avventure Bellissime can do this for you – and we can also tell you the wonderful stories that accompany Florence’s artistic masterpieces.
While we are on the subject of art, the inside of the Duomo holds very little art apart from the floor and the frescoes on the inside of the dome. However, the outside is an entirely different story! The Duomo dominates the cityscape of Florence, and close up, it is an even more memorable site – with its multi coloured marble walls and golden doors. You’ll also be able to see much of the art that adorned the inside in the Duomo museum. You can find out more about the Duomo here.
Florence’s green spaces
Escape the hustle of the city and be bowled over by Florence’s green space – like the Giardino delle Rose, which you will find near Piazzale Michelangelo. It is packed with 350 types of roses, lemon groves, and a beautiful view of this stunning city.