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Top sights in Florence
What to do in Florence
Florence is the soul of Tuscany, and it brims with the influences of the Renaissance. You'll discover a myriad of architectural wonders and a profusion of exquisite artwork, all of which culminate into one cultural masterpiece of a city.
8. Church of Santa Maria Novella
It may appear ordinary from the outside, but it's the grandeur within that makes the Church of Santa Maria Novella well worth the visit. Its cloister also provides some moments of serenity.
Frequently asked questions about Florence
What top attractions are a must-see in Florence?
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Which tours in Florence are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?
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Planning Your Visit
How long should you stay in Florence?
A minimum of four nights will allow you to see the top sites without rushing from one to another. Give yourself a week or more for a full Renaissance immersion.
Getting around the city
The heart of Florence is compact, and you can easily explore all that the city has to offer by foot. The historical center is a UNESCO Heritage Site, and traffic is restricted from entering. If you're planning to rent a car for a trip around Tuscany, you'll have to park outside the "Limited Traffic Zone." Consider 15 euros extra per day for a parking garage space, since free parking is a rarity.
How expensive is Florence?
Keep in mind the entrance fees for the all the top sights, including the majority of churches. Although it's free to enter the Florence Cathedral, you'll have to buy a ticket to go up the dome for the breathtaking views. Restaurants in Italy also add a service fee called "pane e coperto" (literally "bread and cover"). It's an extra few euros charged per person seated at the table, but it's not a tip for your server.
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- Best time to visit
- By October, the weather is still warm, but the tourist rush is winding down.
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What people are saying about Florence
It was such an amazing time, Claudia was very good with keeping in line with the the schedule and providing us with enough time at every stop to explore on our own. This is a must for all of those who are not familiar with the country at all and are looking for a deep dive into the culture. I cannot say much more than to book the tour, you’ll be in good hands. Especially with Roberto the driver behind the wheel. I slept most of the time I was in the bus, usually I don’t feel safe with drivers, but his skills really put me at ease after the first leg of the tour. Enjoy and don’t forget to give them five stars!!! Thank you both and thank you Italy!!
Really good choice. Our guide, Chris, was amazing! He was really insightful and we had a nice time with the rest of the group. Really complete day (bus, train, boat) with breathtaking views. Make sure to pack your sneakers though :)
I had the most amazing experience. Cristina was the perfect guide. I learned about Florence, the food, the wine! It was the highlight of my trip!
For someone who want to make it one day i recommend this experience. It has it all from hiking to boat trip to Cinque Terre!
Excellent itinerary. Well managed. Really great guides on the bus and the tour in Siena itself. Great location for lunch