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Florence Pocket Guide

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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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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Florence.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Florence... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Florence.

Florence City Reviews

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Beautiful city!!

    Florence seems to me the well preserved city of the main touristical cities of Italy. Is very beautiful, lots of things to see! Some people awarned us about pickpockets, but I'd feel very safe, maybe is good to avoid big crowds (although is kind of impossible).

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Florence

    Florence is very beautiful, very crowded. We really loved it. Had the nice feel of Italy but was a large city with shopping and plenty to do

    Insider Tip:Make sure to dress appropriately to visit the Duomo! (there are specific rules about what you can wear in the church). We booked a wine tasting and LOVED this part of our trip. Make sure to go to Piazza de Michaelangelo (great view of the city) and you could even try visiting it at night (dreamy)

  • 70%

    Evan_Zheng

    Travelling in Florence.

    Florence is really beautiful with all the museums, cathedrals and sculptures. If you walk around in the street. you will feel a little bit different from other places in Italy. Really had a good time here. And yes, the gelato is great here too. Haha!

  • 70%

    Evan_Zheng

    Travelling in Florence.

    Florence is really beautiful with all the museums, cathedrals and sculptures. If you walk around in the street. you will feel a little bit different from other places in Italy. Really had a good time here. And yes, the gelato is great here too. Haha!

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Firenze!

    Amazing, cheap artisan goods. Beautiful sights & good food. The whole city is virtually walkable which is fantastic.

    Insider Tip:Be prepared for lots of stairs when you want to go to the top of the Duomo. LOTS of stairs & very narrow passageways!! Beautiful view though!

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