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Top Florence Tips - Your Insider Tips for Florence

  • As there’s so much to see and do in the beautiful city of Florence . We asked you over on our Facebook page we for your top Florence tips. Here's what what you told us...

  • Visit the Duomo Cathedral

    My Destination says:

    The Duomo Cathedral - this is such a beautiful place and has so much unique history, a trip to Florence isn't complete without a trip here.


  • Sample a Lampredotto sandwich

    Jennifer Mallegni says:

    Taste the "lampredotto" sandwich, you can find it only in Florence. Try it in "L'osteria Il Magazzino" in "Piazza della Passera" (in front of Palazzo Pittim, very good and cheap 4,50euro)!


  • Cheaper Gelato

    Jennifer Mitchell says:

    The further you are away from the Duomo and other tourist attractions, the cheaper the gelato gets! So yummy... coconut was my favourite.


  • See Michelangelo's David

    Tim Zheng says:

    Do not wait on the line to see David. Get the advance admission tickets. Definitely worth a few extra euro to guarantee admission, without waiting 5 hours in line.

    Jackqueline Hargreaves says:

    My tip to see 'David' is go late in the afternoon smaller line only waited 15 mins.


  • Piazza De Michelangelo

    Joe Breward says:

    I was there in May. I absolutely loved Florence. Amongst my visit in Rome, Venice, and Pisa, Florence was number one. My favourite was the Piazza De Michelangelo was one word. AMAZING!

    E Alphard Ordóñez says:

    Go to Piazza Michelangelo early in the morning for having an amazing view of the city without the annoying groups of tourists.

    Kai Li Koh says:

    Explore the city on foot; go uphill to Piazza Michelangelo where you can capture the entire Florence; have the gelato at Vivoli and the beef sandwich at Nerbone; and if the is some time to spare take a bus to the nearby Siena.


  • Go for a traditional lunch

    Vaishali Nakrani says:

    Grab a cheap sandwich and glass of vino from 'the hole in the wall' I Fratellini.



    Stay somewhere central

    Lisa Machin says:

    The historic centre of Florence is a great walking city with great cafes, restaurants, shops & markets, street entertainment, art, museums & historic architecture & monuments best seen by foot. Choose a central location for your accommodation so you can stroll around taking it all in!


  • Book ahead

    Annika Parisot says:

    Book your appointment online for the Uffizi and the Academia... no more standing in line!


  • Explore the nightlife

    Jessica Stephen says:

    The 3 level crazy nightclub there! Think it's called space disco!

    David Kenneth Tromblee says:

    If you're looking for the nightlife, Via de Benci, aka 'Club Alley' (on the east side of Florence, just north of the Arno) should be your first and, possibly only, stop.

    Kate Evans says:

    Sei Divino bar is a must. It hosts hundreds of different types of wine, cocktails, and serves free tapas with all drinks. Boboli Gardens also excellent for a relaxing day in the park!



    Spend a few days in Florence

    Beata Mierzwiak says:

    One day is definitely NOT enough for Florence, especially if you're there to see the Ufizzi and Accademia Galleries! And just like Kelli said, seriously get your museum/galleries tickets in advance. At the beginning of May we've spend almost 2 hours queuing to see Michelangelo's David and we didn't even stand a chance to get to the Ufizzi... (at least we have a good reason to travel there again!



    Statues in the city centre

    Pâmela Berton says:

    I love the open museum, in the city centre, where you can see all those awesome statues for free.



    Bargain at the markets

    Leonardo Raudales says:

    Hit the bridge at sunset! It would be a great view! Also in the market see around, you can get cheaper if you negotiate even though the act like they don't give a damn.



    Visit a nearby town

    Renata Buarque says:

    If you have some time left, take a train to visit San Gimignano. It’s a lovely medieval city not so far from Firenze. says:

    Emmeline Hoogland says:

    Rent bikes and cycle through the countryside.



    Try out some of the following suggestions...

    Jackqueline Hargreaves says:

    Little restaurant called l'Brincello, Via Nazionale 110 r, 50100 Florence not far from the station across from the hostel we stayed out (sorry forgot name) great down to earth food, great staff, small but so worth the visit. We had dinner their twice.

    Joey So says:

    GROM gelato shop and Piazzale Michelangelo.

    Meg Moodie says:

    This comes via my sister: budget attraction, brilliant wall graffiti.

    Caitlyn Collins says:

    I miss living in Florence. The Brancacci Chapel across the river is lovely. Bebop to see the Italian Beatles and Il Latini for a great dinner where the wait staff makes you feel like part of the family.



    Hopefully these top Florence tips will help you make to most of your visit to Florence.



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  • As there’s so much to see and do in the beautiful city of Florence . We asked you over on our Facebook page we for your top Florence tips. Here's what what you told us...

  • Visit the Duomo Cathedral

    My Destination says:

    The Duomo Cathedral - this is such a beautiful place and has so much unique history, a trip to Florence isn't complete without a trip here.


  • Sample a Lampredotto sandwich

    Jennifer Mallegni says:

    Taste the "lampredotto" sandwich, you can find it only in Florence. Try it in "L'osteria Il Magazzino" in "Piazza della Passera" (in front of Palazzo Pittim, very good and cheap 4,50euro)!


  • Cheaper Gelato

    Jennifer Mitchell says:

    The further you are away from the Duomo and other tourist attractions, the cheaper the gelato gets! So yummy... coconut was my favourite.


  • See Michelangelo's David

    Tim Zheng says:

    Do not wait on the line to see David. Get the advance admission tickets. Definitely worth a few extra euro to guarantee admission, without waiting 5 hours in line.

    Jackqueline Hargreaves says:

    My tip to see 'David' is go late in the afternoon smaller line only waited 15 mins.


  • Piazza De Michelangelo

    Joe Breward says:

    I was there in May. I absolutely loved Florence. Amongst my visit in Rome, Venice, and Pisa, Florence was number one. My favourite was the Piazza De Michelangelo was one word. AMAZING!

    E Alphard Ordóñez says:

    Go to Piazza Michelangelo early in the morning for having an amazing view of the city without the annoying groups of tourists.

    Kai Li Koh says:

    Explore the city on foot; go uphill to Piazza Michelangelo where you can capture the entire Florence; have the gelato at Vivoli and the beef sandwich at Nerbone; and if the is some time to spare take a bus to the nearby Siena.


  • Go for a traditional lunch

    Vaishali Nakrani says:

    Grab a cheap sandwich and glass of vino from 'the hole in the wall' I Fratellini.



    Stay somewhere central

    Lisa Machin says:

    The historic centre of Florence is a great walking city with great cafes, restaurants, shops & markets, street entertainment, art, museums & historic architecture & monuments best seen by foot. Choose a central location for your accommodation so you can stroll around taking it all in!


  • Book ahead

    Annika Parisot says:

    Book your appointment online for the Uffizi and the Academia... no more standing in line!


  • Explore the nightlife

    Jessica Stephen says:

    The 3 level crazy nightclub there! Think it's called space disco!

    David Kenneth Tromblee says:

    If you're looking for the nightlife, Via de Benci, aka 'Club Alley' (on the east side of Florence, just north of the Arno) should be your first and, possibly only, stop.

    Kate Evans says:

    Sei Divino bar is a must. It hosts hundreds of different types of wine, cocktails, and serves free tapas with all drinks. Boboli Gardens also excellent for a relaxing day in the park!



    Spend a few days in Florence

    Beata Mierzwiak says:

    One day is definitely NOT enough for Florence, especially if you're there to see the Ufizzi and Accademia Galleries! And just like Kelli said, seriously get your museum/galleries tickets in advance. At the beginning of May we've spend almost 2 hours queuing to see Michelangelo's David and we didn't even stand a chance to get to the Ufizzi... (at least we have a good reason to travel there again!



    Statues in the city centre

    Pâmela Berton says:

    I love the open museum, in the city centre, where you can see all those awesome statues for free.



    Bargain at the markets

    Leonardo Raudales says:

    Hit the bridge at sunset! It would be a great view! Also in the market see around, you can get cheaper if you negotiate even though the act like they don't give a damn.



    Visit a nearby town

    Renata Buarque says:

    If you have some time left, take a train to visit San Gimignano. It’s a lovely medieval city not so far from Firenze. says:

    Emmeline Hoogland says:

    Rent bikes and cycle through the countryside.



    Try out some of the following suggestions...

    Jackqueline Hargreaves says:

    Little restaurant called l'Brincello, Via Nazionale 110 r, 50100 Florence not far from the station across from the hostel we stayed out (sorry forgot name) great down to earth food, great staff, small but so worth the visit. We had dinner their twice.

    Joey So says:

    GROM gelato shop and Piazzale Michelangelo.

    Meg Moodie says:

    This comes via my sister: budget attraction, brilliant wall graffiti.

    Caitlyn Collins says:

    I miss living in Florence. The Brancacci Chapel across the river is lovely. Bebop to see the Italian Beatles and Il Latini for a great dinner where the wait staff makes you feel like part of the family.



    Hopefully these top Florence tips will help you make to most of your visit to Florence.



    Book hostels in Florence | Florence videos, podcasts, free pocket guide and more




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