Things to do in Florence Allow yourself to be swept away into the Renaissance in the beautiful town of Florence, Italy. Explore the beautifully preserved and historical buildings, or indulge in the world famous cuisine. From morning until night, Florence has everything you need to make for a picture-perfect holiday.
Basilica of Santa Croce Legend has it that this Basilica was founded by St. Francis. Fittingly, it is the largest Franciscan church in the world. The church has sixteen beautifully decorated chapels to explore, with frescoes by Giotto. To top it all off, some of the most famous renaissance italians are buried here, such as Machiavelli, Galileo, Michelangelo, and many more, similar to Westminster Abbey in London.
Boboli Gardens Don’t forget to make your way over to the beautiful, manicured lawns of the Boboli Gardens after a day of sightseeing. Lovely meadows, majestic fountains, and historic statues are tucked away between rolling hills, which allow for an afternoon of relaxation and culture.
Museo dell’Opera del Dumo Smaller than the Ufizi or the Academia gallery and not as well known, this gallery values quality over quantity. Important pieces of art such as the original Ghiberti doors to Florence’s baptistery and a Michelangelo pieta created for his own tomb reside here. Definitely worth a visit.
Sant’Ambrogio Market If you want to see where the locals go, visit the daily market of Sant’Ambrogio. Here you will find everything from second-hand clothing to furnishing to fresh and organic produce. Off the beaten path and away from the tourist crowds, you are sure to see many Florentines shopping, chatting or eating at some of the local restaurants.
Wine Tour Follow an expert through the Tuscan countryside and into the wonderful world of Italian wine. You will be led to various wineries and then into the charming town of Montalcino, where you can enjoy typical Tuscan cuisine. Afterwards, you will be invited into a top rated Brunello winery, where you can compare styles and techniques with the tour guide and friends.