Best places to stay in Florence
Pocket Florence & Tuscany - 3rd Edition
Though surprisingly small, Florence (Firenze) is laden with cultural attractions and charm. Medieval streets evoke a thousand tales, and museums and churches safeguard the world’s greatest repository of Renaissance art. Nearby destinations...
Delicacies of Tuscany & Umbria
These recommendations are taken from a previous edition of Lonely Planet's Tuscany & Umbria travel guide, which is full of inspirational ideas & detailed coverage for foodies, walkers & culture lovers. "To cook like your mother is good; to cook like your grandmother is better," says the Tuscan proverb...
Shopping in Florence
Florence's grand churches and chapels
Florence Encounter - 2nd Edition
Whether you're joining the beautiful people for an after-dinner constitutional in Piazza della Signoria or following the exciting Renaissance narrative in the canvases of the Uffizi, Florence will dazzle you.
Italy's top attractions: taking the 'trap' out of tourist trap
Across the globe, lucky souls are packing for Italy to explore the famed marvels of ancient Rome, find romance along Venice's teal-blue canals – and well-meaning friends are still trying to talk them out of it. 'You're going where? When? But it's a tourist trap!' they gasp...
Art in Florence
Florence & Tuscany - Florence (Chapter)
Cradle of the Renaissance and of tourist masses that flock here to feast on world-class art, Florence (Firenze) is magnetic, romantic and busy. Its food and wine are so wonderful the tag ‘Fiorentina’ has become an international label of quality...
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 .
How sweet it is: destinations and their desserts
Most destinations have at least one signature dessert - that one confection that they do so well, you can taste history in every bite. It's impossible to list all of the world's best desserts, but here is a shortlist of six cities and their famous sweet treats...
Italy - Florence & Tuscany (Chapter)
Tuscany offers the perfect introduction to Italy’s famed dolce vita. It truly does have it all: extraordinary art and architecture, magnificent landscapes, vibrant festivals and a seasonally driven cuisine that is emulated the world over.