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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
The museum is very interesting to do it with a guide And the climb to the dome if they explain it to you much better The baptistery in my opinion is less worth it The cathedral is seen when you climb the dome, it is very empty. Worth the activity
A very enjoyable tour. The wine was delicious, the tour guide was charming and kind. You WILL end up buying bottles of wine to ship home, just because of the convenience, but it's worth the money.
This museum is amazing- not just to learn about the life and work of Da Vinci but to touch and interact with all of the exhibits. Truly something we would recommend to anyone coming to Florence.
Well planned programme. Both Chris & Gabriel were careful on the time planning to ensure that all participants are attended to.
Un tur minunat alaturi de un ghid senzational! Multumim, Cris!