The medieval Tuscan city of Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, drawing visitors for its art, architecture, history and more. But with so much to choose from, what are the must-see highlights?
We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top tips on what is unmissable in Florence. Here's what you told us...
Watch the sunset from Piazzale Michelangelo
Júlio Reis says:
The sunset in Piazzale Michelangelo!
Kaitlin Severini says:
Piazzale Michelangelo. Bring your own wine and some food and watch the sunset. Then stay to watch Florence twinkle.
Hannah Cooke says:
Walk to the Piazzale Michelangelo; so, so worth it.
Neha VivaMalagueta Gosalia says:
Enjoy the city bathed in sunset from Piazzale Michelangelo! And take a walk on that side of the river. Much quieter, less tourists, and you get the wonderful feeling of being happily lost in its many narrow streets!
Jim Barton says:
Piazzale Michelangelo, which has tremendous views of the city.
Vaishali Nakrani says:
Sunset from Piazzale Michelangelo.
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Brennan Suen says:
Sunset/street performers at Piazzale Michaelangelo.
Walk around Boboli Gardens
Phil Rees says:
The view over Florence from Boboli Gardens.
Kirstin Laraia says:
Boboli Gardens were truly spectacular, a photographers haven taking you back to the Renaissance era!
Look out over the city from the Duomo
Jess Mayhew says:
The view from the top of the Duomo.
Laura Stanford says:
A must do is...climbing the dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. The many steps can be challenging but the view from the top is so worth it.
Relax on Piazza della Signoria
Laura Stanford says:
Visiting the Piazza della Signoria at night is lovely. Sitting back with a cool drink, listening to musicians playing, watching people coming and going while also admiring the important statues which surround you (which include a replica of Michelangelo's David).
Teresa Martello says:
Listening to musicians and enjoying a glass of wine (or a gelati) at Piazza della Signoria.
Catch another sunset at Ponte Vecchio
Ana Maria Basso says:
The view of Ponte Vecchio, by sunset... astonishing!
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Trish Happy Days says:
Getting lost in the Ponte Vecchio area at evening time and 'gettin lost' with Claudio's music...he's the soul of Ponte Vecchio! You can't miss him!
Verónica García Chiquero says:
It's true, the whole city is 'a must', but the sight of Ponte Vecchio at dusk, or city sights from San Miniato at night, are two of the best things to do in Florence.
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Tina Farrow Dallas Galli says:
Ponte Vecchio - the oldest bridge in Florence, where shops abound and if you are lucky you might get a medieval tale!
Jason Waite says:
A restaurant called Il Brincello - awesome local cuisine.
Belinda Streicher Le Roux says:
If I have to second the restaurant ll Brincello...food is spectacular! On Via Nazionale.
Soak up the art and culture at Galleria degli Uffizi
Léa de Haese says:
Visiting Galleria degli Uffizi for all the paintings, of course, and also the great view you have from the French windows.
Renata Buarque says:
Galleria degli Uffizi is a must! Most of the most important works of art, you will find there! It's a crime to be in Florence and not see it.
Julia Leeftink says:
The Uffizi, obviously.
Discover Florence's hidden gems
Lisa R Bond says:
In addition to seeing David and Ponte Vecchio, visit the Wild Boar bronze statue. Snout gleams like gold. Any visitor who rubs its snout will return to Florence some day. Coins dropped are collected and distributed to local charities.
Angela Pontarolo says:
The School of Leather (Scoula dei Cuoico) in Santa Croce is a hidden gem. Watch a slew of leather workers make purses, jackets and more and learn about the school's intriguing history.
Michael Goard says:
The Bargello Museum...not as crowded as the Uffizi and a great snapshot of Florentine art and culture.
Sample local flavours at Mercato Centrale
Luisa Achcar Pereira says:
Don't miss the Florence Central Market! Good place for colorful pictures and for finding good spices, cheeses, mushrooms, olive oils - anything you may want to bring back home or to cook in your hostel in Florence.