10 Things to do in Florence

Florence is full of stunning places to visit!
We have chosen for you a mix of things to see and do in Florence

#1 Do a tour with the Free Tour Florence – Another Florence

First on our list is to take a tour with us! All our guides live in Florence and are truly passionate about our wonderful city.

The tours we offer are not the result of a standard script but they are an artisan product, created by our tour guides.

Our tour guides  have different guiding styles, for this reason each tour is different and represents the result of their experiences.


#2 Climb the Florence Cathedral and the Giotto’s campanile

One of the 10 things to do in Florence is to enjoy the beautiful view of the city you can have from the top of the Florence Cathedral.

After 463 steps you can reach the top of the Brunelleschi’s dome where you can admire the beautiful frescoes made by Giorgio Vasari.

If you climb the 414 steps of Giotto's bell tower, you will be able to admire the Cathedral and Brunelleschi's dome from a new perspective.


#3 Visit the Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery. Located in the historic center of Florence and it is one of the most important museums of the world and the most visited in Italy.

The building was born to house the offices of the judiciary but over the centuries the building was used to exhibit works of art collected by the Medici family.

Here you will find masterpieces made by many rtists. During the high season we recommend you to book the ticket in order to have a shorter wait.


#4 Eat like a local in the San Lorenzo Market

If you want to savor the Florentine and Tuscan flavors, you must go to the San Lorenzo Market, the oldest and largest closed market in Florence.

On the ground floor you will find bakers, butchers, fishmongers, cheesemakers, who sell local products such as olive oil, wine, spices.

On the first floor, an area with many different kiosks where you can eat the products they sell downstairs at a fair price.


#5 Visit Piazza della Signoria and Loggia de’ Lanzi

Piazza della Signoria is the central square of Florence, the seat of political power and the beating heart of the city.

The square, rich in history and art, was the scene of important historical events and great triumphs, such as the return of the Medici in 1530.

Palazzo Vecchio, the beautiful sculptures of the Loggia de 'Lanzi, the fountain of Neptune, make it a real open-air museum.


#6 Cross the history through the Old Bridge

Ponte Vecchio is one of the most famous bridges in Europe. In the past it was occupied by butchers but today it houses beautiful jewelers.

Above the Old Bridge there is a structure called Vasari Corridor that connects the Old Palace (Florence’s town hall) with Palazzo Pitti.

The Vasari Corridor was built in 1565 upon commission of Cosimo de’ Medici the Duke of Florence and designed by the Florentine artist Giorgio Vasari.


#7 Visit the Boboli Gardens

The Boboli Gardens is not only a huge park but also an open-air art museum and it is certainly one of the 10 things you have to do in Florence!

The park is home to centuries-old oaks, fountains, sculptures from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, and is one of the most loved places by Florentines.

To visit there are the amphitheater with an Egyptian obelisk brought from Luxor and the eighteenth-century Kaffehaus.


#8 Escape from the crowds at Bardini Garden

The Bardini Garden is a beautiful garden immersed in magical silence and breathtaking architecture.

Away from the crowds, the Bardini Garden is a hidden gem where you can find some peace, surrounded by brightly colored flowers.

The great baroque staircase ends on a terrace from where you can admire one of the most beautiful views of Florence.


#9 Enjoy the Sunset at Piazzale Michelangelo

Located in the Oltrarno district of Florence, the Piazzale Michelangelo is a stunning belvedere that gives you probably the best view of the city.

This square was designed by the Florentine architect Giuseppe Poggi in 1869 during the redevelopment of the Oltrarno district

You can reach Piazzale Michelangelo by car, bus or on foot, going up from Piazza Giuseppe Poggi.


#10 Drink a Coffee at the Oblate Library

Have you climbed the 414 steps of the Giotto’s campanile? Or the 463 steps of the Brunelleschi’s dome? Then you deserve a break!

The Biblioteca delle Oblate is a Florentine public library in the historic center of Florence a few steps from the Duomo.

On the roof terrace there is a nice café where you can have a snack or an aperitif with a splendid view of Brunelleschi's dome.