Best places to stay in Florence
Tourist-dodging excursions from Florence
Florence: city of mile-high stilettos, the Duomo, romantic red-tiled rooftops, 3-inch tall bistecca alla fiorentina and Michelangelo's David. Everyone should visit this place. Only problem? Everyone does. Florence's relatively small population of 400,000 is dwarfed by the millions of tourists who swarm to it annually...
Shopping in Florence
Florence's grand churches and chapels
Florence destination guides
Fleeced in Florence
When the best advice is your own, don't ignore it. A few years ago I spent several weeks in Italy with my girlfriend’s family. Anyone who has travelled in a large group knows the logistical challenges this can create, and that having a strong leader is often the only way to avoid a disorganised mess...
Art in Florence
Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour
Famous for a wealth of art, history, striking landscapes and outstanding produce, Tuscany really does have the best of all worlds! With only a day to spare, see the best Tuscany has to offer on this full-day guided coach trip from Florence. Meet your local guide before heading for the hills on a scenic drive through the Tuscan countryside.
Skip the Line: Florence Accademia and Uffizi Gallery Tour
Explore Florence’s two must-visit art museums – the Accademia and Uffizi galleries – on this Florence combo tour! Start with a morning skip-the-line access and guided tour of the Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) to see Michelangelo’s statue of 'David' as well as other treasures, and then spend four hours at leisure (or select the option that includes lunch), either .
Florence: the perfect short trip
For the discerning traveler, Florence asks the question: is this a living city or a glorified museum? The answer is 'yes' on both counts. A small city with virtually all its sights clustered in just a few square kilometers, Florence is a place that you can get to know well, if not intimately, in a relatively short time...