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Things to do in Metropolitan City of Florence

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“greatest collection of Italian Renaissance art, Florence's premier gallery occupies the vast U-shaped Palazzo degli Uffizi (1560–80), built as government offices. The collection, bequeathed to the city by the Medici family in 1743 on condition that it never leave Florence, contains some of Italy's best-known paintings, including a room full of Botticelli masterpieces.”
  • 382 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Historic garden near Palazzo Pitti. You can also access the garden from Porta Romana and take a long walk in the countryside while being in the city. ”
  • 359 locals recommend
Plaza
“Walking distance from home 30 min. Bus 13 brings you there in some 5 minutes. Bus stop is at the beginning of Via dell'Agnolo ”
  • 385 locals recommend
Bridge
“Ponte Vecchio is the one symbols of the city and the one of the most famous bridge in the world”
  • 215 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Walking distance from home 15 min. Many copies of this statue exist and 2 of these are in Florence, but the original is absolutely worth to be seen”
  • 248 locals recommend
Church
“The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is an imposing gothic church built on the site where the ancient Cathedral of Florence stood, the Church of Santa Reparata, whose remains are visible in the crypt. Visiting the Cathedral is free! The entrance to the Cathedral is free and for this reason, there are long queues to enter. Don’t worry, usually, the line moves quite fast. The number of visitors inside the Cathedral is limited mainly because of the noise that comes to be created in this place of religious worship; recently (from July 16, 2012) to improve the situation, the directors of the Duomo decided to oblige groups of more than 4 people to rent radios or audio guides (cost from 2 up to 2.50 euros per person) in order to reduce the noise of visitors and increase the number of persons allowed in every single moment. ”
  • 210 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“Litterally a jewl. For food lovers like me, this area produces wonderful saffron.”
  • 171 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The biggest shopping mall of Tuscany and for sure one of the most important in Italy. Here you'll find good prices in all the big stores of this shopping "town". Nike, Diesel, Prada, Gucci, Versace, and many others.. You need to take the highway A1 and drive direction south (Rome). Leave the highway at the exit of Figline Valdarno and continue following the signs to Leccio. You can easily find it in Google map. ADDRESS: Via Europa, 8 Leccio (Firenze) Opening Hours: from 10 am to 7 pm (all days)”
  • 150 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Pitti Palace is now the largest museum complex in Florence. The principal palazzo block, often in a building of this design known as the corps de logis, is 32,000 square metres. It is divided into several principal galleries or museums.”
  • 160 locals recommend
City Hall
“Palazzo Vecchio was the headquarter of the Florentine government and it still seats the City Council. Centrepiece is the Salone dei Cinquecento, one of the most prestigious rooms in the whole of Italy.”
  • 133 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park along the Arno River, perfect place to have a walk inside the green with spectacular views.”
  • 208 locals recommend
Farmers Market
$$$
“A must in Florence: local food market in the mornings on ground floor and a place to eat, drink, hang around all day”
  • 167 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Via Meucci, 50031 Barberino di Mugello FI For all it is simply the Outlet Village of Barberino, located in the magnificent setting of Mugello (Tuscany) a few kilometers from Florence. Barberino Designer Outlet is an enchanting shopping citadel where you can shop in complete relaxation, immersed in the Tuscan landscape of the Sieve Valley. The Barberino Designer Outlet is one of the most popular Outlet Village near Florence and is the only Outlet Village in Tuscany of the British McArthurGlen group.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Plaza
“wonderful square with original statue outside. also the Palazzo Vecchio is located in this square.”
  • 112 locals recommend
Flea Market
“Around the outside of the market are stall selling leather goods. Inside is food galore from fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, fish to salami, cheese, sandwich shops, coffee bars and gourmet shops selling balsamico vinegar. ”
  • 180 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Bargello Museum is undoubtedly one of the most important Florentine museums. Inside it is preserved mainly sculptures, including the famous bronze of Donatello's David.”
  • 111 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Centre
“Via Meucci, 50031 Barberino di Mugello FI For all it is simply the Outlet Village of Barberino, located in the magnificent setting of Mugello (Tuscany) a few kilometers from Florence. Barberino Designer Outlet is an enchanting shopping citadel where you can shop in complete relaxation, immersed in the Tuscan landscape of the Sieve Valley. The Barberino Designer Outlet is one of the most popular Outlet Village near Florence and is the only Outlet Village in Tuscany of the British McArthurGlen group.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“If you want to have a lunch on the go (and are not allergic to gluten), visit ALL’ANTICO VINAIO. They have four tiny shops on the same street (Via De’ Neri), and they only sell SCHIACCIATA (Florentine focaccia) with various fillings. You might have to queue at all of them, but they are super fast and they are worth the wait. They were the most rated place on TripAdvisor a few years ago! ”
  • 159 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Excellent menu of food and wines.One of the most famous restaurant in Oltrarno for romantic dinner or light lunches VIA SANTO SPIRITO 64”
  • 102 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“If you want to taste the real t-bone steak..you cannot miss a dinner at Latini. Reservation may be needed.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“Located right in the middle between the boroughs of San Frediano and Santo Spirito, it is definitely one of my favourite gelato places in Florence! Plus, you can have your gelato on the bridge nearby, while admiring the Old Bridge! ”
  • 89 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“One great trattoria with delicious local food at a reasonable price located in one of the best area of the center: the Oltrarno.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Probably the best “bistecca alla fiorentina” (florentine steak) in the city. Recommended booking as it’s very popular. ”
  • 116 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“The cool bar with famous personalities hang out for aperitivo and Sunday Lunch. A great place for breakfast with an assortment of local brioche, great coffee and relaxing seated area ”
  • 47 locals recommend

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