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Love museums, cathedrals, and cafés? Get away to Florence!

Fascinating museums, shopping, and popular sights from Piazza della Signoria to Palazzo Vecchio—explore Florence, a historic destination also known for its cathedral.

Where to stay in Florence

Duomo which includes heritage elements

Duomo

5/5Exceptional!(2,194 area reviews)

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and Piazza del Duomo are just a few worthwhile attractions to visit in Duomo. Travelers also love the fascinating museums, stunning cathedral, and popular shops.

Duomo
Santa Maria Novella featuring street scenes and heritage elements

Santa Maria Novella

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,049 area reviews)

Visitors to Santa Maria Novella love its popular shops, and you can check out Fortezza da Basso and Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum. If you want to see more in the area, you can get around town on the metro at Florence-Cascine Station.

Santa Maria Novella
Arcetri which includes a river or creek, a sunset and a bridge

Oltrarno

4.5/5Wonderful!(524 area reviews)

Oltrarno is a destination visitors seek out for is fascinating museums, picturesque gardens, and beautiful river views. You might also want to check out attractions like Pitti Palace or Ponte Vecchio while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Oltrarno
Arcetri featuring heritage elements

San Lorenzo

4.5/5Wonderful!(763 area reviews)

San Lorenzo is known for its popular shops, and you can see some sights in the area like San Marco Convent and Museum and Piazza San Marco.

San Lorenzo
Campo di Marte

Campo di Marte

4.5/5Wonderful!(35 area reviews)

Museums, cafés, and spas are some highlights of Campo di Marte. Make a stop by Nelson Mandela Forum or Coverciano while you're exploring.

Campo di Marte
Piazza Santa Croce which includes a city and street scenes

Santa Croce

4.5/5Wonderful!(210 area reviews)

Travelers come to Santa Croce for its interesting museums, and you can see top attractions like Basilica of Santa Croce and Piazza Santa Croce while you're in town.

Santa Croce

Top Hotels in Florence

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Grand Hotel Cavour
Grand Hotel Cavour
4 out of 5
Via Del Proconsolo 3, Florence, FI
¥10,024
per night
Mar 23 - Mar 24

Located in Duomo, this family-friendly Florence hotel is steps from Badia Fiorentina and Bargello. Piazza del Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio are also within 5 minutes. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,898 reviews)

"Fantastically updated hotel with great location in central Florence. The rooftop bar is something really special. Everything you love about Florence is within 10 minutes. We truly enjoyed our stay!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Grand Hotel Cavour
Orto De Medici Hotel
Orto De Medici Hotel
4 out of 5
Via San Gallo 30, Florence, FI
¥9,355
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

Located in San Lorenzo, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Piazza San Marco, Statue of David, and Gallery of the Academy of Florence. Cathedral ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (568 reviews)

"Room was very nice and modern. We stayed in a double size room but it feels spacious because of very high ceiling...12’ high. Toilet and bath was exceptional. Room was clean. Two ladies in the reception were very helpful and friendly. Good breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Orto De Medici Hotel
Aurum Firenze
Aurum Firenze
4 out of 5
Via Nazionale 8/a, Florence
¥6,441
per night
Mar 2 - Mar 3

Located in Santa Maria Novella, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Via Faenza and Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum. Cathedral of Saint Mary of the ...

3.8/5Good! (760 reviews)

"The hotel is at a great location close to trains coming from the airport and going to Rome and Pisa. It is also close to major touristic sites. The staff was pleasant. Unfortunately, the only elevator is small and slow. We often took the stairs because it was faster and we wouldn't all fit in it. ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Aurum Firenze

Popular things to do in Florence

Uffizi Gallery
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Uffizi Gallery

4.5/5(1,479 reviews)

Art lovers will be in their element in this famous museum, home to the most extensive and important collection of masterpieces in the world.

Ponte Vecchio
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Ponte Vecchio

4.5/5(2,047 reviews)

Take a trip over Florence’s iconic bridge, spared by the Nazis for its beauty and home to jewelers for more than four centuries.

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower
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Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower

4.5/5(1,294 reviews)

The “Saint Mary of the Flower” cathedral and its towering dome have come to symbolize Florence.

Pitti Palace
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Pitti Palace

4.5/5(741 reviews)

This former royal residence now showcases the extensive collections of the Medici family, with seven galleries containing some of the finest artworks in Florence.

Palazzo Vecchio
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Palazzo Vecchio

4.5/5(1,624 reviews)

Palazzo Vecchio is a popular museum in Florence with a rich history. Amble around this vibrant area's riverfront or experience its acclaimed art scene.

Piazza del Duomo
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Piazza del Duomo

4.5/5(1,190 reviews)

Giotto’s Bell Tower, the resplendent Baptistery, as well as the cathedral and its dome draw the crowds to this square in the heart of the city.

Top activities in Florence

Cinque Terre Full-Day Tour from Florence
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Cinque Terre Full-Day Tour from Florence

80% of travellers recommend
¥11,604
Per adult
Full-Day Tour of San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti
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Full-Day Tour of San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti

86% of travellers recommend
¥7,144
Per adult
Highlights of Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano & Pisa with Lunch
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Highlights of Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano & Pisa with Lunch

86% of travellers recommend
¥7,858
Per adult
Uffizi Gallery Tickets with Skip-The-Line Admission
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Uffizi Gallery Tickets with Skip-The-Line Admission

76% of travellers recommend
¥2,381
Per adult
Accademia Gallery Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Admission
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Accademia Gallery Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Admission

90% of travellers recommend
¥5,001
Per adult
Boboli Garden Skip The Line Ticket
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Boboli Garden Skip The Line Ticket

¥2,705
Per adult

Reviews of Florence

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
726
4 - Good 19.78201634877384%
3 - Okay
105
3 - Okay 2.861035422343324%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.3814713896457766%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.16348773841961853%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 16, 2020

Always a great city to visit

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 16, 2020

LOTS if tourist!!! Even when is not summer... great food and awesome historical place.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 14, 2020

Amazing Renaissance City unlike anything else!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 11, 2020

Florence is a beautify city, filled with rich history and very friendly people. A plus is that there were many gluten free options available at restaurants.

4/5 - Good

MzAB

Feb 11, 2020

It’s a beautiful city

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 10, 2020

Florence is my favorite city in Italy.

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