What to do in Florence in one day

09:00 – San Firenze Suites & Spa

09:30 – Ponte Vecchio & Piazza della Signoria

10:30 – La Milkeria

11:00 – Duomo – Cathedral of Santa Maria

12:30 – Lunch at Coquinarius

14:00 – Accademia Gallery

16:00 – Gelateria Delice Glace

17:00 – Palazzo Pitti

18:30 – Boboli Gardens

19:30 – Dinner at Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina

21:00 – Opera at St. Mark’s Anglican Church

22:30 – Off the hook

23:59 – Club TwentyOne

 

We mapped out your day trip in Florence

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Florence

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

There’s a lot to love about the bustling urban city of Florence. During your Florence day trips, be sure to soak up all of the city’s rich cultural history. Embark on a wine tour to taste some of Florences’ finest wines and relax at a local café to watch the sun set. Zip around Florence and see the city’s highlights on a moped, scooter, or Vespa tour. Set aside time to experience world-class Italian Renaissance art, explore the Boboli Gardens, or relax with a cup of strong coffee. Visit the romantic city of Florence and you won’t be disappointed

Florence has amazing old world architecture. The Florence Cathedral, Palazzo Vecchio, Basilica of Santa Croce, Piazzale Michelangelo, and the famous statue of David are all must-sees in Florence. Visit the Academia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery, Perseus Statue, and Giotto’s Bell Tower

Dive into hearty bowls of Ribollita and heaping plates of sweet almond-flavored cantuccini and vin santo. Do not forget to sample the house wine at each restaurant you go to; Florence has great wine. Place your trust in the chef and try a juicy bistecca alla fiorentina, you will love it

“Hello” and “Goodbye” in Italian are both “Ciao” and “How are you?” is “Come sta?” To ask someone if they speak English, ask “Parla Inglese?”. “Grazie” means “Please”, “Per favore” means “Please”, and “Prego” means “You’re welcome”. “Scuzi” means “Excuse me” or “Pardon”

Summers in Florence are hot and muggy, with high humidity and sometimes a few quick summer storms. Fall weather can be wet and foggy, with 50 to 70-degree weather. Winters are usually rainy and cold, with temperatures in the low 20s. Spring weather climbs into the 60s and 70s

Take the daily airport bus (called “Vola in Bus”) into the city center for about 6 Euros per person. Just remember that you must purchase the tickets before getting on board. Hail a taxi for the fixed rate of 20 Euros

Florence is very walkable. You can walk almost everywhere and there are many paths for pedestrians and bikes. Taking a hop-on-hop-off bus is a great way to see all of the highlights of Florence. Catch a cab or taxi if your destination is far away

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