Florence is one of the most visited cities in the world and its fame as an art city is indisputable. Rich in history, culture and tradition, the city of the Medici is considered a real open-air museum. A weekend in Florence is the perfect occasion to discover the city and its treasures.
Let's start the visit with one of the most famous buildings, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, which dominates Piazza del Duomo with its white and green marbles, Brunelleschi's dome and Giotto's famous façade. Not to be missed are also the Cathedral of Saints Michele and Gaetano, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, with the Loggia dei Lanzi and the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most important treasures for Italian art.
Another fundamental stop is the Basilica of Santa Croce, which contains the tombs of Galileo Galilei, Michelangelo and Machiavelli, and the Basilica of San Lorenzo, with the ancient tombs of the Medici family.
Along the Arno, the river that bathes the city, one gets lost among the picturesque bridges and the famous Boboli gardens, where you can take a walk among secular trees and precious fountains. But in Florence even the museums are not missing: the Museum of San Marco, the Gallery of the Academy, the Museum of Natural History and the collections of the Palazzo Pitti Museum are some of the most important galleries of the city.
For a tasty break, Florence offers a wide choice of gastronomic specialties, from the famous Florentine steak, to the inevitable lampredotto, a tasty tripe sandwich, to artisan ice cream. But not only food, the city is full of wineries that offer the best Italian wines.
What are you waiting for? Buy your Italo ticket to Florence now and discover all the treasures of the city!