Things to do in Florence are bursting with history and cultur and are true paradise for everyone enjoying beautiful things and amazing architecture.
My TOP things to do in Florence and why you will love the city
Works of art
Florence have so many amazing buildings and statues, museums, churches, that we can describe them as an open air museum! Take a walk around the old city center and open your eyes! You will be amazed, how rich with history and works of art Florence are.
Watch the sunset at Piazzele Michelangelo
Not far from the city center (about 10minutes walking) is a small hill with a big square called Piazzalle Michelangelo. We can recognize it by the tall Michelangelo statue and is one of the best places in Florence, where you can enjoy how a normal day is ending and a night begins.
Walk over the Old Bridge (Ponte Vecchio)
The symbol of Florence is for sure this amazing old bridge, which once was a butcher’s bridge. Instead of meat, people buy here jewelry and souvenirs now. Mingle with the rest of the tourist, buy a souvenir or two and try to imagine, how different the bridge was few centuries ago.
Climb on the doom of Il Duomo or the nearby tower
Prepare yourself to stand in line for hours, but it is worth it! The views from up are amazing and the lovely brick roofs makes everything even more picturesque! If you have the possibility, buy the tickets online to avoid the long queues.
Find a nice bench and buy yourself a gelato
Italians are famous for its ice-cream (gelato), so there is no better way to spend an hour or two, sitting under the Tuscany sun, eating amazingly good gelato and observe the city life Florence has to offer.
Take a photo with a street performer
Florence is full with street performers and they really know how to do their job! They spend hours for the perfect look. If you can miss one Euro in your budget, you will make them happy and you’ll get yourself an amazing memory on your camera.
Blend with the locals and hire a scooter
Explore the city, like locals do and rent a scooter. But please, be aware Italians are pretty energetic drivers and there’s lots of traffic in the Florence chaotic narrow streets. Instead of the scooter, you can also rent a bike. It’s cheaper and easier to navigate it. You can even join a guided bike tour, which is always a nice way to explore the city. (renting scooter 30 EUR up/day, bike 14€/day).
If you are a city lover, things to do in Florence will do you justice, as the city offers everything you have ever wanted. If you are into history, you could stay here for days, but if you just want to feel the city in general, book yourself at least two nights here.