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Skip-the-line tickets for the Uffizi Gallery
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Skip-the-line tickets for the Uffizi Gallery

Book your skip-the-line tickets for the Uffizi Gallery and discover the most famous Renaissance art collection in the world and the museum's incredible temporary exhibitions.

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Half-day Florence highlights walking tour and Accademia skip-the-line tickets
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Half-day Florence highlights walking tour and Accademia skip-the-line tickets

Make the most of your time in Florence with this small-group tour! With your skip-the-line ticket, visit the Accademia and admire Michelangelo's David.

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Tickets for the Florence Cathedral Complex with access to Brunelleschi's Dome
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Tickets for the Florence Cathedral Complex with access to Brunelleschi's Dome

Visit all the monuments in Florence's Piazza del Duomo with your ticket: the Cathedral, Brunelleschi's Dome, Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery.

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Accademia Gallery skip-the-line tickets
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Accademia Gallery skip-the-line tickets

Buy your tickets for the Accademia Gallery and skip the line at the entrance. Find out all about the works of art housed inside such as Michelangelo's David.

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Skip-the-line tickets for Boboli Gardens, Porcelain Museum and Bardini Gardens
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Skip-the-line tickets for Boboli Gardens, Porcelain Museum and Bardini Gardens

Book your skip-the-line tickets for the beautiful Boboli Gardens in Florence. Admire the most beautiful porcelain collection in Europe in the Porcelain Museum and enjoy a nice walk in the Bardini Gardens.

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Florence walking tour pass with 1 guided and 7 self-guided routes
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Florence walking tour pass with 1 guided and 7 self-guided routes

Experience the perfect mix of guided tours and autonomous sightseeing while visiting Florence thanks to this hop-on hop-off walking tour service!

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Tickets to the Medici Chapels Museum
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Tickets to the Medici Chapels Museum

Book your entrance tickets to the Museum of the Medici Chapels. Admire the treasures of the noble family and visit the Chapel of the Princes and the Lorenese Crypt.

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Skip-the-line private tour of the Uffizi Gallery
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Skip-the-line private tour of the Uffizi Gallery

Discover the Uffizi Gallery, one of the world's most celebrated art galleries, with a private tour.

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Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
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Accademia Gallery semi-private guided tour
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Accademia Gallery semi-private guided tour

Skip the line to the Accademia Gallery and enjoy a guided tour in a small group. Discover Michelangelo's David and many other masterpieces!

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Florence Cathedral priority access and guided visit
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Florence Cathedral priority access and guided visit

Book your direct and dedicated access to Florence Cathedral. Join the official guided tour to discover its treasures.

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Tickets for the Bargello National Museum
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Tickets for the Bargello National Museum

Get all the best information for the Bargello Museum and book your tickets, skipping the line, at official rates. Get informed, plan, book.

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Uffizi Gallery semi-private guided tour
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Uffizi Gallery semi-private guided tour

Skip the line to the Uffizi Gallery and enjoy a guided tour in a small group. Discover the most important collection of Renaissance art in the world!

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Things to do in Florence

Top 6 things to do in Florence The Renaissance was born in this small city with world-class appeal. Offering you a glimpse at one of the richest cultural and artistic periods of our history, visiting Florence is like taking an enchanting step back in time. Admire artistic masterpieces from the likes of Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli and Brunelleschi. Discover frescoed churches and grand palazzos in its historic centre, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With so much timeless beauty around you, it’s easy to have your dizzying ‘Stendhal’ moment. So, we’ve made it easier. From its iconic cathedral with its soaring dome to the towering Palazzo Vecchio and world-class museums, we narrow it down to what you absolutely can’t miss. 1. Uffizi Gallery Marvel at some of the greatest works of the Renaissance in these former government offices. Its formidable collection was gifted to the state by the last of the Medici in 1743 and includes Caravaggio’s hair-raising Medusa, Botticelli's renowned Birth of Venus and Titian’s titillating Venus of Urbino. 2. Florence Cathedral Florence’s cathedral is impossible to miss. With its stupendous, red-tiled dome and marbled facade in pink, green and white, it’s become an iconic city symbol. While the inside is less elaborate, you’ll still be dazzled by the wonderfully detailed fresco by Vasari and Zuccari and the 44 stained-glass windows. 3. Accademia Gallery No visit to Florence is complete without marvelling at Michelangelo’s smooth and sinewy David. Carved from a single block of marble, this famed work became a symbol of Florentine power. While it’s the museum’s indisputable star, other highlights include paintings by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Orcagna. 4. Florentine food Tuscan cuisine is simple, hearty and irresistible. Its star dish is the bistecca alla fiorentina, a juicy T-bone slab of meat that’s not for the faint-hearted. But the lesser known ribollita soup and tripe sandwiches are also flavoursome delicacies well worth a try. Top it all off with a quality local wine. 5. Palazzo Pitti & Boboli Gardens Former home to a Florentine banker, Italian kings and even Napoleon, this Renaissance palace’s rich history dates back to 1458. Now it’s the place to gush over sumptuous rooms filled with porcelain, jewellery and art from the 16th to the 19th centuries. The spectacular terraced garden is also worth a stroll. 6. Palazzo Vecchio Built between 1298 and 1314 for the signoria (city government), this austere palace has long been the seat of Florentine civil power. Marvel at its enormous Hall of the Five Hundred and even delve into the Medici's world of intrigue through the hidden passages. The 94m-high tower also offers sweeping views. Planning your Florence visit When to go? While there’s never a bad time to visit Florence, spring and autumn will let you enjoy the city at its very best. The weather is sunny without being too hot, attractions are busy without being packed, festivals are afoot and piazzas gently buzz with activity. Summer is still enjoyable, but the city becomes sweltering hot, tourist numbers hit their peak, accommodation prices (naturally) go up and restaurants tend to close, especially those outside the centre. We recommend the winter over the summer months. The weather is colder, but attraction queues will most certainly be shorter. You’ll also get to enjoy various Christmas markets and see the city decked out in cosy lights and festive decorations. How many days should you spend? Florence is a bite-size city, so if you’re just looking to see the main attractions, you’ll more than fit them in over a weekend. That said, Florence’s charms could easily be stretched over four to five days, giving you time to indulge a bit more in the hearty Tuscan food, people-watching at the piazzas and languid way of life. And if you ever find yourself with nothing to do, use the city as a take-off point for exploring Tuscany and its idyllic towns such as Siena, Lucca and San Gimignano, to name a few. How to get there? Just 4km north-west of the city centre lies the city’s main airport, Florence Airport. From here it’s a 10- to 15-minute shuttle (€6 one way) or tram ride (€1.50) to the central Stazione Santa Maria Novella. Otherwise, a taxi costs €22 fixed price to the city centre. Depending on where you’re arriving from, it may make more sense to fly into Pisa Airport. Trains and buses run regularly to Florence’s main train station, Stazione Santa Maria Novella. They cost between €11 to €15 one way and take from 60 to 90 minutes. How to move around the city? Florence is a small city and it’s easy to get around by foot. Most attractions are within walking distance from one another. It’s also possible to get around by bike in the centre. Keep in mind that all forms of motorized non-resident traffic (ie cars, scooters and motorcycles) are banned in this area. The public transport system is also quite efficient and comes in handy when you want to get up the hill to Piazzale Michelangelo. A one-way ticket costs €1.50 and is valid for 90 minutes. Other ticket options include a 10-trip carnet for €14 or a monthly travel pass for €35. Where to shop? Florence’s unique mix of old-world charm, high-end boutiques and quaint artisanal workshops make it a pleasure to shop. Via de Tornabuoni is the city’s most glamorous street, dedicated to luxury fashion houses, including those that famously made their names here: Emilio Pucci, Salvatore Ferragamo and Gucci. Otherwise, if you’re looking for something a little less upmarket, Via Roma and Via dei Calzaiuoli offer more mainstream brands and the Rinascente shopping centre. Instead head to Via del Parione if you want to see Florence’s artisanal side. Leather accessories marbled stationary and locally designed jewellery can all be found here. The street is also home to some cool modern boutiques and vintage stores.
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