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Cradle of the Renaissance, romantic, enchanting and utterly irresistible, Florence (Firenze) is a place to feast on world-class art and gourmet Tuscan cuisine.

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Things to Know

Careful advance planning is the key to getting the most out of your visit to the Tuscan capital. Here’s all you need to know before your trip to Florence.

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Best Neighborhoods

Whether you want to be in the heart of the city, close to good bars and food, or quieter districts, we share the best neighborhoods to stay in in Florence.

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Day Trips

From climbing a tower in San Gimignano to sampling the superb food in Lucca, these are the best places to visit on a day trip from Florence, Tuscany.

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Money and Costs

To get maximum Renaissance for your euro, try these budget travel tips.

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Delightfully compact and packed with architectural landmarks, Florence is a breeze to navigate. Here are the best ways to get around this Renaissance gem.

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Free Things to Do

As one of Europe’s most elegant outdoor museums, this Renaissance city is "free sightseeing" nirvana.

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FLORENCE, ITALY - JUNE 24: Two opposing teams from two of the four historical neighborhoods in Florence, wrestle during the Calcio Storico on June 24, 2022 in Florence, Italy. Calcio Storico originated in the 16th century, and is a mix between soccer, wrestling, and rugby. (Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images)
Two teams battle it out in a game of calcio storico in Florence


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