First time in Florence? Unsure about the things to do in Florence Italy? You cannot miss the top three attractions: the best way to visit these attractions is hiring a local, genuine, professional tourist guide. The guide will reserve your tickets or Firenze card, will assist you, will pick you up where you prefer and will turn your visit into an unforgettable experience. A tourist guide makes the difference between looking at something and seeing something. Contacting us you can buy our professional services as tourist guides directly: saving all the useless fees you would pay to agencies and tour operators, you can get a private tour at the same price (if not less) than a group tour.
Art and History: top things to do in Florence Italy
The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, simply Duomo for Florentine residents, is one of the largest Catholic churches ever built and is in the first place on my list of things to do in Florence Italy. Started in 1296, the Duomo is an example of “Tuscan Gothic” architecture. The Bell Tower designed by Giotto and the Dome by Filippo Brunelleschi are considered two of the greatest architectural achievements in history. Inside, the Dome is frescoed by Giorgio Vasari: the final judgment (3,600 square meters) is the largest fresco ever made. The church is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, except for Sundays when it opens at 01:30 PM. Entrance is free, but you must be appropriately dressed (knees and shoulders must be covered). You need an € 10 ticket to visit the Crypt, the Baptistery, the Museum or climb on top of the Bell Tower and/or the Dome.
Florence is famous for having been the cradle of the Renaissance, so when you think about things to do in Florence Italy, the Renaissance is on top of your mind. The Uffizi Gallery contains the greatest collection in the World of paintings related to this period, featuring the best works by Giotto, Piero Della Francesca, Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio and many more. The Uffizi Gallery is always crowded and visiting the Museum is almost impossible if you don’t reserve your entrance in time (10 days in advance is OK). The ticket normally costs € 12.50, plus € 4.00 for the reservation. The Uffizi Gallery is open every day except for Mondays, from 8:15 AM to 6:40 PM.
|Uffizi Gallery Tour
This is the house of Michelangelo’s David and you can’t say you have been in Florence without seeing this statue. A list of things to do in Florence Italy wouldn’t be complete without Michelangelo’s David: the statue is the summary of the Renaissance, representing beauty and perfection, but also freedom and faith. The Accademia Gallery, much like the Uffizi, is a museum where you must reserve your entrance. The ticket has the same price as the Uffizi Gallery: € 12.50 plus € 4.00. The Accademia Gallery is open every day except for Mondays, from 8:15 AM to 6:40 PM.
|Florence Walking Tour
If you’re wondering if this is it, the answer is no! You will never wonder what to do in Florence, not even if you stay one month: there are other things to do in Florence, the city is also great for shopping, food and wine, and especially for people coming back we have many events.