Enter your dates to find available activities

Top Tours & Activities in Florence

See all tours & things to do 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.

Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery is the city's top museum, and the place to see Botticelli's stunning "Birth of Venus." It's also wise to book your entrance ticket in advance to avoid waiting in a long line.

Accademia Gallery of Florence

Michaelangelo's "David" stands in the center of the Tribune and rightfully so. Classical music lovers will also enjoy the exhibit at the Accademia Gallery's Museum of Musical Instruments.


It's Florence's, if not the world's, most famous statue, and people have been admiring "David's" chiseled physique since its unveiling in 1504.

Palazzo Vecchio

A replica of "David" at the entrance of the Palazzo Vecchio indicates his original position here until 1873. The renowned Hall of Five Hundred is a part of the building's museum section.

Piazza della Signoria

Piazza della Signoria has plenty of statuary, with the gallery of the Loggia dei Lanzi, the equestrian statue of Cosimo I and the Fountain of Neptune, who slightly resembles Cosimo.

Florence Cathedral

Known as il Duomo, the view from the Gothic cathedral's iconic, red-brick dome offers a sweeping panorama over waves of the city's terracotta rooftops amid rolling, Tuscan hills.

Florence Baptistry

Dedicated to the city's patron saint, John the Baptist, Florence Baptistry in white and green Prato marble boasts an inner dome with lavish, golden mosaics.

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.

Ponte Vecchio

Pastel-colored apartments upon shops selling art, jewelry, and souvenirs line the city's oldest and most unique bridge Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River. It's picture-perfect day and night.

Pitti Palace

Stroll across the Ponte Vecchio to the former Medici family residence. The Pitti Palace houses five museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art and the opulent Palatine Gallery.

Planning Your Florence 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.

Good to Know

  • Language
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
  • Best time to visit
    By October, the weather is still warm, but the tourist rush is winding down.

Things to Do in Florence

Top Attractions in Florence

Other Sightseeing Options in Florence

Want to discover all there is to do in Florence?  Click here for a full list.

What People Are Saying About Florence

We really enjoyed the bike tour. It was a great way to start our visit

This tour was a lot of fun and very informative. I would definitely recommend that anyone who is on a first visit to Florence start out this way. You ride by a lot of the attractions so you get an idea of where things are and can decide what you want to revisit. You also receive a good historical overview so you know something about what you're going to see. As we continued on our visit of the city after the tour, we told many people about it and recommended that they try it. I've also already told friends in the U.S. about it.
I Bike Florence Reviewed by Sheila, 10/25/2016

Great way to cover the city & get lots of information

Antonio was a great guide and teacher on how to work the Segway. It was lots of fun and we are in our late 60s!!!
Florence: 3-Hour Segway Tour Reviewed by Noel, 10/24/2016

Knowledgeable guide and very interesting. A must!

I booked the tour on my phone the same morning, while I was sitting by the Duomo. We met with the group right after lunch. The tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and interesting. I learned a great deal with him. He points out things and explains things that you could not see on your own. I highly recommend this tour.
Florence: Duomo Tour with Museum, Crypt & Dome Ticket Reviewed by Jean-Pierre, 10/24/2016

GYG has a hit with this jam packed Tuscany tour!

Jennifer was the best! She was knowledgeable, professional, and had a great personality for dealing with so many people. She turned a very long day into an awesome Tuscany experience.
San Gimignano, Siena, Chianti Guided Tour from Florence Reviewed by Jacqueline, 10/21/2016

Daniello was excellent. very professional and informative.

Very pleased with this service. We had an issue with our bags, but was able to call and our driver returned to the airport. Daniello told us some of the things happening in Florence during our stay, and drove us directly to our villa with no issues.

Based on 2,240 reviews by GetYourGuide customers