10 Non-touristy things to do in Florence

Is it still possible to find non-touristy things to do in Florence, a city that attracts millions of visitors every day? What should you do in my home town Florence if you want to blend in and not feel like a tourist? I hear you: you’re not interested in the obvious museums (but if you… Read more »

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VIP Florence Duomo & Secret Terraces Tour

Get up close to Brunelleschi’s Dome and the Secret Terraces with Ciao Florence! The Duomo is the heart of Florence. A remarkable and imposing church topped by one of the most famous domes ever created. Designed by Filippo Brunelleschi and finished in 1436, it’s the largest masonry dome in the world. While the view of… Read more »

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Easter in Florence – Experience a traditional Easter in Florence

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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Best time to visit Florence

The best time to visit Florence really depends on what you’re looking for. If you don’t fancy crowds, and you’re after a more intimate experience in this fascinating city, the best months to visit Florence are November, February, and March – being the cheapest and less crowded period. If you want warm, mild temperatures, and… Read more »

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Top 10 things to do in Florence in 2019

Deciding on the top 10 things to do in Florence is no easy task. But we’ve whittled down our long list to give you what we think are the top highlights for a visitor this year. Meet Lorenzo the Magnificent, celebrate the life of Da Vinci, visit Botticelli in his new room at the Uffizi… Read more »

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Florence in February. Art, sweet treats, best shopping

Could February be the perfect time to visit Florence? We can give you lots of reasons why we love the city of the Renaissance in February. The queues shorten, Carnival is in the air, and some irresistible treats appear in the bakery windows. Plus, winter suits Florence well. What’s better than walking the quiet back… Read more »

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3 Museums that reveal Florence’s history

If you like discovering all about Florence’s history, its local stories and whispered secrets, then you’ll love these three museums: the glorious Palazzo Vecchio, the touching Innocenti Museum, and the intimate and well-preserved Palazzo Davanzati. These museums may be less well-known than the Uffizi and the Accademia. but they are still compelling places for anyone… Read more »

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Free attractions in Florence for art enthusiasts

There’s no shortage of free attractions in Florence art lovers can enjoy. Here’s how you can see beautiful art in Florence without spending a penny. First we should mention that ticket prices in Florence are relatively cheap compared to other European destinations. The most expensive attractions are the Cathedral Complex (18 euros) and the Uffizi Gallery… Read more »

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My secret Florence – Hidden gems in the city of the Renaissance

Florence is full of hidden gems. Special squares, local restaurants, and authentic markets that’ll give you a glimpse of the real Florence. These are places that aren’t on the well-trodden tourist trail, and are all the more memorable because of it. After years spent exploring the city’s many secret wonders, I have a list of… Read more »

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Best things to do in Florence in 2018

When visiting Florence this year, don’t just follow the crowds. Discover a more authentic side of the city, with this list of the best things to do in Florence in 2018. Explore the hip San Frediano neighbourhood, take a free tour of Florence, explore the fascinating Medici palaces, discover an unusual museum. And get the chance… Read more »

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