Florence Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 91%Art & Design Lovers
- 78%History Buffs
- 65%Family Travelers
- 57%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (307)
- FlorenceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 2Mar 02, 2014
Great apartment www.vrbo.com/4710 , clean, and well served with public transportation. Very close to the Metro station, in 7 minutes at the heart of historic center. 90 euro per night for 6 people!!Recommended for:Budget Travelers
- FlorenceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Feb 17, 2014
Gorgeous, historic city in the heart of Tuscany! This city was integral to the Renaissance, and it shouldn't come as a surprise that the art art and architecture are completely breathtaking.
- FlorenceMar 08, 2014
Florence now has a pedestrian historic center - no longer must tourists look out for cars while they are admiring the Duomo! There are of course lots of good places to eat, you will suggestions and guidebooks at Il Poggiolo! Take the train to Florence if you prefer, only 35 minutes to the central station at Santa Maria Novella, and easy walking distance from all the main sights!
- FlorenceMar 08, 2014
People always ask me why I don't LOVE Florence. I think it is an amazing city, but it is a bit on the touristy side, at least for my tastes, and the crowds that never cease can sometimes be daunting and frustrating. But one visit to the city, and you will understand immediately why people flock there. There is so much to see and do that I find myself going back often. There are great places to shop, eat and sleep there, and there are so many churches, museums, palaces and works of art every where that you will just never be bored or wanting for something to do. It's also close to Siena and Pisa and not far from Rome either if you want to head down to the Italian capital for the day.
- FlorenceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Jan 10, 2014
The city imbued with absolute romance, classy cafés and high-end boutiques - Firenze is almost like a giant designer gallery in itself. It's artistic culture blessed with the renowned works of Botticelli and Michelangelo and streets filled with works of modern artisans of all trades, a city of art at its heart.
- FlorenceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3Dec 06, 2013
First of all, Florence is in Tuscany. Tuscany is a region. Florence is a good home base, depending on when you're going accommodations in Florence (or on the countryside if your adventurous/rustic) will be cheaper than Rome. From Florence, Venice, Pisa, Siena and a host of other smaller cities and town are just a short train or bus ride away. I lived in Florence for quite some time there are great cheap hotels there that will allow you to spend your money on other things, like clothes and leather goods of which there will be plenty. Rome is a great city to visit for a few days but a little hard to navigate completely on foot since it's so spread out, if you do stay there, make sure to be in the center of the city. Either way if you'r looking to be wowed by the art you've learned about in books, Florence or Rome will both deliver beyond your wildest dreams. For fashion, unless you are going during fashion week in Milan, you aren't going to see anything different than what you would get in Florence or Rome. But if you do happen to be there in the winter or early fall, you will get your fill of fashion photographers, models, and industry people in both Milan and Florence, in my opinion Florence is the best bet. The best food, the easiest to navigate on foot, and the cheapest of the three.
- FlorenceMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Mar 07, 2014
For a lover of art, Florence was a marvellous city to visit. So great, I've been twice in three years. It is compact and easy to walk around and there are endlessly interesting museums.
- FlorenceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Mar 07, 2014
Gah! Florence! I haven't traveled abroad much, but I'm going to make this completely rash declaration anyway: there's no place better in the world. This completely walkable city has incredible food (Il Latini will make you think you've died and gone to heaven), charming locals, and a thriving night life (the art and history are, of course, incredible as well). Visit in the summer and spend every afternoon eating gelato and wandering the streets. There's a new delight around every corner.
- FlorenceNov 14, 2013
Florence--Firenze, in Italian--is considered one of Italy's most beautiful cities (and that's saying a lot!). Located in the heart of Tuscany, it's known for it's stunning architecture and art as well as it's historical importance, especially during the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
As a tourist, there is tons to do--from museums and historical sites to great restaurants and open air markets. It's also just a perfect city to wander in, take in the beauty of the buildings, and people watch.
- FlorenceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 12, 2013
Was once one of the great trading centers in the world. The vast wealth that accumulated in Florence from this trade can be seen in the amazing architecture that beautifies the city, and the spectacular examples of art that reside in Florence's world class museums. It is definitely the gem of Tuscany.
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