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.

Read Florence Guide»

Italy Podcasts

Hidden Rome

Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Francesco Galluzzi, a tour guide in Rome, about some of the city's less known attractions.

Download Podcast » View All Podcasts »

Florence Videos

10 Things You Didn't Know About A Hostel

Did you know hostels have swimming pools and are on jumbo jets? Probably not. Find out this and more in our

All Florence videos »

Florence Pocket Guide

Florence Pocket Guide

Download our free pocket guides for cities all over the world that are packed with money-saving tips and more.

Download Florence Pocket Guide View all guides »

Florence City Reviews

  • 80%


    Food. Food. Food.

    I have found my heaven on Earth and it is located at Mercato Centrale. The food is absolutely delicious and I visited (and ate there) at some point during the day every single day I was in Florence (3 days).

  • 50%


    Worth your money

    The best campsite ever, clean, well look after, everything it's near you, secure. In Florence, car park are very hard too found so it's was pretty amazing too have a car park on the site.

  • 90%


    FLorence is an art overdose!

    heavyweights of art come from here or lived here sometimes, and it´s so obvious when you are here! the most beautiful city i saw in Italy so far! :D

  • 90%


    We absolutely loved Firenze! It wasn't as crowded as Rome or Venice and every person we met there was friendly and welcoming! The streets at night are made of dreams! As I'm writing this it's making me miss it more! Save yourself the headache of Venice and stay in Florence longer or visit Pisa (we loved Pisa, too) instead of going to Venice.

    Insider Tip:It can be tricky getting a cab at the train station, just a word of warning.

  • 80%


    Gorgeous walking city

    There's full of romantic, arts and warm-looked buildings over Florence. Great view on top of the Giotto's Bell Tower in the afternoon.

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.

Read More »

View All Italy Itineraries »

Please give us your feedback