Your friends have been to Florence before, and they told you which are the top attractions to see: Uffizi, Duomo, David. I totally agree, but can’t keep from telling you that there are many more attractions in Florence, so many that you could spend a month here without completing your tour. So many people, when they ask me to arrange a private tour with them, also ask to add some off the beaten path attraction. Of course, if you have limited time, focus on the top attractions. But if you have more time, or you feel like an explorer who wants to discover something new, consider visiting the minor attractions. I mean, a church displaying an original work by Michelangelo can be considered a minor attraction? A place with the very first cycle of frescoes of the Renaissance can be considered a minor attraction? Yes, if you are in Florence, because this city is like a huge museum. Places that elsewhere would be considered top attractions, here become hidden gems to discover. If you are serious about art and history, and if you don’t like staying in line just to check the must see in your list, here you will find plenty of places to visit with no hassle, and you will have great stories to tell your friends about the places they missed. Did I mention that most of these minor attractions are free? Not only you don’t have to stay in line, very often there is no ticket to pay.
This page is your portal to Florence off the beaten path: a place where you can find information on the less famous (yet attractive) places in Florence. Follow the links below to get more info on all the city has to offer.
Off the beaten path attractions in Florence Italy