Florence Travel Guide

Florence, with its wealth of museums and renowned architecture, is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Brunelleschi’s Dome, Michelangelo’s David, and Botticelli’s Primavera are the most famous of these, and should certainly be seen in person during your lifetime.

 

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Cultural itinerary
By Alexandra Korey
  1. 1. Piazza Duomo
  2. 2. Basilica of Santa Croce
  3. 3. Bargello Museum
  4. 4. Convent of San Marco
  5. 5. Palazzo Strozzi
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Family itinerary
By Donald Strachan
  1. 1. Brunelleschi's Dome
  2. 2. Palazzo Vecchio
  3. 3. Museo Marino Marini
  4. 4. Boboli Garden
  5. 5. A gelateria
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Cheap Florence
By Kaeli Conforti
  1. 1. Uffizi
  2. 2. Piazza del Duomo
  3. 3. Signoria Square
  4. 4. Piazzale Michelangelo
  5. 5. Basilica of Santa Croce
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Florence temperatures
Main Events
Easter
Scoppio del Carro
Each Easter day, a cart led by four oxens is taken to the Piazza del Duomo. After the mass, a model of a dove emerges from the Cathedral and ingnites the cart into flames.
June
Calcio Storico
Three games of this medieval sport, alleged forerunner of soccer, are played each year, confronting the four main quartiers of the city in the Santa Croce square.
Sept. 7
Festa della Rificolona
During this evening parade, the florentine children take the streets of the city with paper lanterns while other children shoot the lanterns with pea shooters.
How to get to Florence
Map
Times to Sta. Maria Novella Station
Peretola FLR
  • Bus 18'
  • Train -
  • Taxi 16'
Pisa PSA
  • Taxi 61'
  • Train 1h42
  • Bus -
G. Marconi BLQ
  • Taxi 69'
  • Train -
  • Bus -