Florence Pocket Guide

Images Of 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.

Download Florence Pocket Guide »

Don't Have Adobe Acrobat Reader?

Download it free now »

Download Guide

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%


    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.

Please give us your feedback