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City Guide Florence, Italy

Visiting Florence

Surrounded by the Tuscan Apennines and located on the River Arno, Florence is a classic Italian city. Thanks to an abundance of bustling squares, it is arguably the best of all Italian cities to people watch. It is also home to the most important collection of Italian and Renaissance art in the world, largely thanks to the world-famous Uffizi Gallery. But as the Tuscan capital attracts over 20,000 overseas students who study there each year, it is also surprisingly lively after dark and is laced with bars and nightclubs.

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Florence City Reviews

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Absolutely touristic

    Florence is a lovely city. It's really small and you can walk anywhere - and as you walk, at every corner you might be surprise by great sculptures, buildings or very attractive restaurants. There is an insane amount of art from the Renaissance, and Michelangelo's work is as amazing as you may expect. The food is fantastic and cheap if you compare to big cities. I recommend staying a night to have dinner looking at the Duomo, but you can also enjoy the city making a day trip from nearby cities.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Florence

    it's nice, would give it a 7/8. Nice buildings, felt save, and you are able to avoid the crowd if you want to. Felt not so special, but has all the Italian aspects. Good for all ages, except that there are A LOT of beggers and homeless people, gave me a feeling of guilt and it was quite annoying.

    Insider Tip:go to a square at night, the locals do not really go out but gather outside with drinks and just talk, I recommend it! Good vibe, lots of fun. Had no trouble riding a bike in the centre, although you can also rent a segway (more expensive) and the walking tours are good.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Fantastic

    fantastic city, fantastic people. eating is faboulos and also monuments. Uffizi and Accademia galleries are special.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Florence

    Really beautiful place with lots of fantastic buildings to see. Much cheaper than Venice and cleaner and more pleasant than Rome.

    Insider Tip:Head up to the piazza de Leonardo to get a great view of the city from high up. Go when it's shady though, the hill up is strenuous. Also check out All'Antico Vinaio to get a great Tuscan sandwich for 5 euros.

  • 90%

    Willwoods919726

    Florence

    The city itself is so beautiful and although not very big, it has a lot to offer. Everything is very accessible and even though I only spent 2 days there, I was able to see everything with time to spare! I would definitely recommend Florence to anyone who wants to experience true Italian culture

Italy: Itinerary

Florence is one of Tuscany's jewels. A city where Renaissance art goes hand in hand with 20th Century modernism. What sets Florence apart from the other major Italian cities is that all it has to offer is compacted into a small concentrated area, making it the perfect place to see on foot.

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