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Best things to do in Florence

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Church
“Most impressive from the outside. Inside can be disappointing. If you want to climb the dome we recommend booking in advance. Don't miss the baptistry. ”
214 locals recommend
City Hall
“Palazzo Vecchio is both the seat of the Municipality and a splendid museum open to the public. Here the Bus. Association organizes daily activities for families, by appointment, with children of different age groups, from 4 years upwards (in italian, english, french, spanish). At the Infopoint of the Museum it is also possible to rent a Family Kit (recommended for children from 6 years) with a map and other useful tools for a fun visit to the Palace by yourself (the kit is in italian, branch and english). www.musefirenze.it”
122 locals recommend
Plaza
“wonderful square with original statue outside. also the Palazzo Vecchio is located in this square.”
116 locals recommend
Farmers Market
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“A must in Florence: local food market in the mornings on ground floor and a place to eat, drink, hang around all day”
169 locals recommend
Boutique
“This is the most famous shopping street in Florence and houses many of the top fashion designers. Note that this spot is mainly for luxury shopping but is definitely worth a visit.”
108 locals recommend
Flea Market
“Downstairs the everyday food market; upstairs the open restaurant with a wide choice of foods: pizza, beef-steak, lampredotto and trippa (typical florentine foods), pasta, fish, vegetarian... and more others. ”
187 locals recommend
Farmers Market
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“1st floor and incredible choice of food in this amazing food street market: vegetarian, meat, sushi, homemade pasta, pizza, mozzarella, fish, chicken...whatever you desire to eat will be there with organic and km0 ingredients”
120 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Gelato is something else here , a lot of gelato places in town but this one is number 1 no doubt ”
81 locals recommend
Plaza
“The cathedral with Brunelleschi's Dome, Giotto's belltower and the Baptistry”
60 locals recommend
Plaza
“One of the most iconic monuments of Florence, very close to the flat, a must see”
65 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The world famous Gallery of Uffizzi, with amazing and unique masterpieces and beautiful paintings from the Renaissance.”
74 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Rustic-chic flair, vibrant atmosphere and delicious food and wines in the Oltrarno district.”
101 locals recommend
Department Store
“Panoramic view from the terrace in the Rinascente shop, Piazza della Repubblica, free visit, lift to last floor and after short stair”
39 locals recommend
Locality
“Florence is buzzing city lifestyle, art and streetart, tradition, churches, shopping, full of life and sights. And also calm gardens, beautiful nature and atmospheric piazzas and cafés. What everybody want to see - for good reasons: Duomo Piazza della Signoria Uffizi Ponte Vecchio Palazzo Pitti Santa Croce What we think you should see, too: Galleria dell’Accademia (the original Davide) Galileo Museum Mercato di San Lorenzo Boboli Garden Piazzale Michelangelo and San Miniato a Monte Our favourite place to be: The water terraces "Fontane delle rampe del Poggi" on the way to the rose garden "Giardino delle rose". Both are the perfect pause from the busy inner city, only a short walk away and offering a beautiful view onto Florence - for free. 60 min. from the Villa Sermolli”
481 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“If you want to taste the real t-bone steak..you cannot miss a dinner at Latini. Reservation may be needed.”
88 locals recommend
Art Museum
“In Palazzo Strozzi you can admire temporary exhibition (twice a year) all breathtaking.”
58 locals recommend