Florence, Italy Attractions

Tourist Information, Art, Rentals and Things to Do
for your Florence Holidays

Florence, Italy is the capital of Tuscany and the former capital of the Italian Republic.

Florence is one of the most beautiful cities of Italy and is called cultural capital of Europe. The name Florence means "blossoming".

Here you will find all the tourist information you need to know for your holidays:

best way of getting to Florence, city attractions, tours, museums, restaurants, shopping malls, cinema, vacation and car rentals, history and Renaissance notes.

Panoramic View Out over Florence from the Bardini Garden, the Bardini Garden, Florence

Panoramic View over Florence from the Bardini Garden

"Everything about Florence seems to be colored with
a mild violet, like diluted wine."
- Henry James


Florence, Italy History & Renaissance Art

Florence is a very ancient city created personally by Julius Caesar in 59 year B.C. The city is located on a river Arno.

Holidays in this great city will make you discover the world of art and Renaissance. This is a real city museum under the open sky which contains so many unique artworks that you won't find anywhere in the world.

Buildings at the Riverside, Ponto Vecchio, Ponte Santa Trinita Bridge, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Buildings at the Riverside, Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Read more about history and Renaissance art:

River Arno & Ponte Vecchio






Getting to Florence, Italy

To Florence by Airplane

Getting to Florence is easy by airplane. The airport Amerigo Vespucci (Amerigo Vespucci) is just 5 km West from city center.

Planes from Paris and Lyons (Air France), Rome (Alitalia), Vienna (Austrian Airlines), Tirana (Belle Air), Bruxelles (Brussels Airlines), Copenhagen (Cimber Sterling), and also from the Elba island (ElbaFly/Heli Air Services), Geneva (Flybaboo), Frankfurt am Main, Munich and Stuttgart (Lufthansa), Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Madrid, Prague, Budapest, Catania, Olbia and Palermo (Meridiana) and Zurich (Swiss Airlines) land in Florence, Italy airport.

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To Florence by Train

Moreover, it's possible to get to Florence by rail. The main train station is Santa Maria Novella is in the city center (Via Mannelli). Santa Maria Novella train station is well connected with practically all big cities of Italy. For instance, train fare Rome - Florence is about 33 EUR. The second important train station is Campo di Marte (Piazza Stazione).

Do a quick search of train fares and schedules or read more about other travel options.



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Where is Florence

Amerigo Vespucci Airport


Florence, Italy Attractions


Florence has some nice restaurants and cafe where you can have a delicious Tuscan dinner or just taste famous Italian cappuccino. This city is also famous for its wine (particularly a tremendous Chianti), therefore visiting Florence without wine tasting will not be complete. Get more tips about tasting Tuscany wine.


The best and the most common souvenirs you can take home from Florence are wines and cheeses, various items with world famous paintings from the Uffizi Gallery, leather products and jewelry.

The best place for your jewelry shopping would be Ponte Vecchio which is full with jewelry stores.


Florence museums are numerous, legendary and are all worth visiting. One of the most famous museums - Uffizi Gallery - is not only one of the oldest museums of Italy but also is the most complete and impressing collection of the Italian Renaissance painting in the world!


The city of Florence, with no doubt, is famous worldwide for its art and culture, however you can also do some quality shopping in Florence since it's one of the Italian fashion capitals.

The Renaissance city amazes us with the amount of stores, shopping malls and centers, boutiques and shops. Boutiques of known Italian and European designers are located between Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti. Here you will find such famous brands as Trussardi, Gucci, Tiffani, Salvatore Ferragamo, Prada. The list not complete, there are much more.

You can also shop online at the best designer stores.

"Designers can create normalcy out of chaos;
they can clearly communicate ideas through the organizing and manipulating of words and pictures."
- Jeffery Veen


Find more Florence tourist information and attractions below:

Recommended Restaurants

Famous Churches

Where to Shop

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus City Tour

Christmas Events

Cinema and Movie Theaters

Nightlife Events


Florence, Italy Attractions Map

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Weather & Climate in Florence, Italy

As the city is located between Tuscan hills, it has a big influence on its climate and its environmental conditions. In the spring and in fall, the hills surrounding the city protect it from the cold streams of air going from the Northern Apennines. But in the summer they also stop the air movement and it gets hot in the city like in a sauna. There may be no any breeze at + 40 C.

In my opinion, winter is anyway the best season for Florence sights as there is no heat and no crowd.

Find more weather and climate information in the links below.

Weather Forecast

Maps selection

Real Estate




Florence, Italy Rental

Florence vacation rental may include hotels, bed & breakfast, houses and private villas, farmhouses and apartments. Your choice depends mostly on your taste and budget.

I'd recommend checking out vacation rental deals at TripAdvisor since you can read the reviews of the previous visitors and choose the best rated villas, hotels, apartments and other rental accommodation in and around Florence.

For more info about rental information navigate through the links below.

Find Your Perfect Vacation Rental:
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Apartment Rental

Hotels and B&B

Car Hire


I wish you have great holidays in Florence!




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