The city of art
Florence is a must-see city for any art lover, but its delights reach far beyond the museums and galleries. This is one of those cities that are busy year-round between foreign tourists and Italian visitors, so it’s crammed with accommodation options – but it’s still a good idea to do a little research about where in the city you want to stay and what you’ll get for your money. The historic center of Florence may be easily explored by foot – so as long as you stay in the center you’ll be able to get to all the main sights.
Dedicate more time to spend in Florence
You may spend a week or more in Florence and still not see everything there is to see. If you can spare it, Florence deserves at least three days, if not four or five. And even if you think you’re not interested in art, consider setting aside some time for the big museums anyway – these are no ordinary art museums, these are the art museums you will read and hear about for the rest of your life which are definitely worth to be seen.
There are lots of beautiful churches and amazing museums in Florence which would be the number-one attraction in every Italian town.
Even with a few solid days in Florence, it pays to organize your time wisely. This is a busy Italian city, full of Italians as well as tourists, and the main tourist sights are some of the biggest in the entire country. Lines can be prohibitively long, and many of the indoor sights are small enough that you could be looking at the backs of people’s heads as much as you are looking at art.
Location: the region of Tuscany
Nearby sights: Piazzale Michelangelo, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza del Duomo
Nearby hotels: Portrait Firenze, Grand Amore Hotel and Spa, Hotel David
Getting around Florence: Much of the city is pedestrianised, but you can also use trolley buses and regular buses to get around Florence