City Guide: Florence

This summer I went to one, which I consider to be, of the most beautiful cities in Italy: Florence.

Unfortunately I was there for a short time but I’m sure I will be back, because I am madly in love with it.

This is not the first time I talk about this city in my blog, I had already proposed a guide for that: Un Weekend D’Autunno Italiano.

In that article you will find the various places to visit and related information; but now I want to share with you my personal experience and give you some suggestions.

Florence is a wonderful city, full of art and life.

You can easily get lost between the many narrow streets full of antique shops, art and jewelry; or perhaps this is just for me given my profound lack of sense of direction.

I noticed that many streets in Florence are “specialized”; ie they are filled with shops of the same type, from sculptures to leather jackets.

Every street is a discovery and you have to walk and wander around a lot, but it’s definitely worth the effort.

Obviously you must visit the Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery, Piazza Santa Maria Novella, the Central Market, the Boboli Gardens, Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio.

But if you are also looking for less “famous” but equally fascinating places, you can go to Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santa Croce, places frequented by young people in the evening; Piazzale Michelangelo, elevated observation point from where you can see the whole city; Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Palazzo Medici Riccardi.

But what I loved most was the food. There are plenty of places where you can eat at a very good price.

To choose you can rely on TripAdvisor and choose the best ones according to your desires and needs.

Here are the ones I went to:

And a stop at Ladurée, where they make the best macarons, is a must.


I spent some wonderful days and cannot wait to return.

I recommend you go and visit the city!

 

 

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