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...
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 & 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...
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
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.
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 .
Top tourist hot spots worth the crowds
The hordes come to these places for a reason. Don't hate them just because they're popular or you'll miss out! This excerpt from Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences gives you the places worth the queues. 1. Angkor Wat, Cambodia Tourists crawl over Angkor like ants over a picnic blanket...