Florence Italy has it all. Cobblestone streets, shutter adorn worn buildings, insanely beautiful doors, frescoes galore, the Duomo, beautiful gardens, old city walls, Chianti wine, leather markets, famous public art, and, of course, David. Here is a list of the best things to do, see and eat while visiting Florence Italy.

Florence Italy Things to do

The Best Things to Do, See and Eat in Florence Italy

Visit San Miniato al Monte for panoramic views

View the frescoes of San Miniato al Monte

Grab a bottle of wine and watch the sunset over the city from Piazzale Michelangelo

Take a photo with the bronze statue of David guarding the city at Piazzale Michelangelo

Climb San Niccolo tower for views

Explore the old city walls and Porta San Giorgio gate

Visit Bardini Gardens for city views

Explore the English garden at Boboli Garden

Walk through the history of Italian fashion at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery

Uffizi Gallery Florence Italy things to do

Check out Grotto di Buotalenti

Grab a slice and read the pizza love letters at Gusta Pizza

Window shop along Via Maggio

Hang out in the Bohemian Piazza Santo Spirito

See the wooden cross made by Michelangelo at Santo Spirito Church

Stroll the Oltrarno artist neighborhood and wander the workshops

Shop for jewelry along the Ponte Vecchio

Photograph the Ponte Vecchio at sunset

Grab a gelato and take a walk along the Arno River and watch street performers

Ponte Vecchio Bridge Florence Italy travel guide

Walk along the Vasaro Corridor

View the Birth of Venus painting at the Uffizi

Get your science fix at the Galileo Museum

See Michelangelo’s David at the Academia Gallery

Explore Loggia del Lanzi open air museum

Check out the frescoes at San Marco Museum

Climb the Arnolfo Tower for views of both the Duomo and Giotto’s Tower

Tour the Palazzo Vecchio (old town hall) secret passages

Refill your water bottle at the Fountain of Neptune

Visit the site of the Bonfire of the vanities at Piazza della Signoria

Piazza della Signoria Florence Italy must see

Rub the bulls nose at Piaaaz del Mercato Nuovo to ensure a return trip to Florence

See the Columna de la Justicia al fondo de la via delle Terme

Do some high-end shopping in Piazza Santa Trinita

Wander the designer shops on Via Tornabuoni

Tour Corsi Palace

Take a cooking class

Check out the Carousel Antica Giostra Toscana

Stop at Piazza della Republica for a cocktail or relax at a café

Explore the ornate Basilicia di Santa Maria Novella

Have lunch at Mercato Centrale

Explore the Laurentian Library designed by Michelangelo

Santa Maria del Fiore Florence Italy travel tipsStop in Grande Museo del Duomo to see Giberti’s original Gates to paradise doors

Tour the Duomo’s terraces

Climb the 500 steps to the top of the Duomo for amazing city views

Climb 414 stairs of the Giotto’s Bell Tower for an up-close view of the Duomo

Stop at the Biblioteca delle Obiata (library) for roof top city views and the Duomo

View Donatello’s sculptures at the Bargello National Museum

Sample the cheese and meat at the Sant’Ambrogio Market

Stop in Caffe Cibreo for an espresso

Piazza di Santa Croce Florence Italy attractions

Head to the neighborhood of Santa Croce for an authentic Italian meal

Visit La Basilicia di Santa Croce to see the tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo

Enjoy aperitivo (happy hour)

Shop the famous San Lorenzo leather markets

Take a drive through the Chianti and stop for some famous Italian red wine

Walk the city at night

Eat Italian chocolate and drink cappuccino

Explore Florence’s ornate door knockers

Eat a famous Bistecca ala Florentina (steak)

Be sure to spend a day in Pisa Italy while in the area!

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Florence Italy has it all. Cobblestone streets, shutter adorn worn buildings, insanely beautiful doors, frescoes galore, the Duomo, beautiful gardens, old city walls, Chianti wine, leather markets, famous public art, and, of course, David. The best things to do, see and eat while visiting Florence Italy. #Florence #Italy #Tuscany

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