December in Florence – A festival of lights, Christmas markets and more

Florence always puts on a radiant show in December. From the Christmas atmosphere on the streets, to the glittering shop windows and sparkling decorations around the city centre. But there’s much more than just twinkly christmas lights to enjoy. During the month of December a very special show illuminates Florence’s landmarks, and the Christmas market… Read more »

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Visit the Best Churches in Florence

You want to visit the best churches in Florence. But with such a choice, how do you know where to start? We take you on a tour of the top religious artistic gems that you just can’t miss. Beginning with the world-famous Cathedral, and passing by Santa Croce Church and fresco-filled Santa Maria Novella, to… Read more »

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What to see in Florence – All the unmissable sights

If you’re wondering what to see in Florence, we’ve got the answer. Here’s our ultimate bucket list. The magnificent Cathedral, romantic Ponte Vecchio and the jaw-dropping Statue of David, it’s all here and more. If you have a few days to explore this fascinating city, we’ve picked all the top highlights of Florence for the time-starved traveller…. Read more »

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Eco Green Tours Florence – A more comfortable way to see Florence

Eco Green Tours offers a very special way of seeing Florence. Just relax in the comfort of their electric mini-cars, while they drive you around the city centre showing you the highlights of the city. It’s maximum fun for minimum effort, and zero emissions. Save yourself the trouble of walking, enjoy the views, and let… Read more »

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Free things to do in Florence – Enjoy the best attractions at zero cost

Florence is filled with some of the most famous art in the world. Just by walking around the city centre you can experience much of it for free. Museums aren’t any more expensive than any other main European cities, and in many cases are quite cheap. But what if you don’t want to open your… Read more »

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The Medici in Florence – See how the Medici shaped Florence

The Medici family has shaped the city of Florence and made it into the splendid place we know today. But how exactly did Florence change under them, and where can you see their influence today? The Medici in Florence – San Lorenzo, the first neighbourhood of the Medici San Lorenzo was the neighbourhood where the Medici… Read more »

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Easter in Florence – See the Explosion of the Cart, live the tradition

Easter is special in Florence, and if you’re visiting during the Easter holidays you can enjoy some special Florentine traditions and treats. The king of the show is the spectacular Explosion of the Cart in Piazza Duomo on Easter morning, a centuries old folkloristic show that offers plenty of excitement and adds colour to this already… Read more »

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Things to do in Florence in Spring

Discover the best things to do in Florence in Spring. Visit the city’s famous gardens, walk in the cool hills or take in a church with a view. Then go on the hunt for the best gelato in town. Spring has finally arrived. The days get longer and warmer and the city puts on its best face, inviting visitors to spend the day outside…. Read more »

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Top things to do in Florence in 2017

The top things to do in Florence in 2017 include new and revamped museums, old palaces to explore, and plenty of surprises for food and fashion lovers. Florence is a city of timeless beauty and iconic sights, but never seems to take itself for granted. Last year was a busy and thrilling year for the city. The… Read more »

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A visit to Villa Petraia in Florence. The Medici mansion fit for kings

Villa Petraia overlooks Florence from atop a hill in Castello, a few kilometres north of the city centre. Featuring elegant Renaissance architecture and an Italianate garden, a visit to this villa makes for a relaxing day out, and gives visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the world of the Medici. Easy to get to from Florence,… Read more »

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