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Best Things to Do in Florence

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Maddison's Travel Tips for Florence

What are the best places to eat and drink in Florence?

If you're in the mood for a good Bistecca alla Fiorentina (and who isn't) try Buca Mario. Also, don't skip the Mercato Centrale. Upstairs, you can get some absolutely great food or coffee of any kind. We really love the Napoli pizza stall with a woodfire oven, but even the butcher for Tagliere or the bar for a spritz would be great stops.

What are the best things to do in Florence?

Walk just south of the Arno for about a 10-minute hike to Piazza Michelangelo for the most beautiful sunset I've ever seen, cresting right on top of the Duomo. Also, for a quick beer or spritz, stop by the Irish Bar right in the main square. It has a second-floor balcony window that hangs out of the lower cafe, where you get a fabulous view.

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in Florence?

Pick up a car or schedule a small tour of Tuscany. Florence is incredible, but it gives you a lot of context to see the beautiful Medieval hilltop towns covered in vineyards to really understand the city.

Visited Florence in July

Photo Shoot Location: Duomo & Ponte Vecchio

Camilla in Florence for Flytographer


Sylvia's Travel Tips for Florence

What are the best places to eat and drink in Florence?

Cafe Rosano for the large cappuccinos and pistachio croissants!

What are the best things to do in Florence?

Cannolis outside il Duomo!

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Florence?

For small kids plan on carrying them in a pack because the city is beautiful but not stroller friendly.

Visited Florence in June

Ellie in Florence for Flytographer


Tamara's Travel Tips for Florence

What are the best places to eat and drink in Florence?

O’Munaciello for the amazing pizza! It’s on the other side of the Arno, so a bit quieter restaurant off the beaten path.

What are the best things to do in Florence?

The Uffizi and the Piazzale Michelangelo.

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Florence?

Get lost in the magic of the city! Don’t schedule every minute of your trip so that you have time to be spontaneous as well.

Visited Florence in June

Photo Shoot Location: Duomo & Ponte Vecchio

Ellie in Florence for Flytographer


Corey's Travel Tips for Florence

What are the best places to eat and drink in Florence?

Our favorite spot for a light dinner and some fabulous wine is Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina. The location is lovely in the evenings as it is right on the backside of Pitti Palace. They have wine parings with your food and everything we have tried has been fabulous.

What are the best things to do in Florence?

We really loved our time touring Tuscany vineyards! As much as we love the Florence city center, it can get crowded in the more popular areas. There are so many small towns surrounding Florence that are just as beautiful and the vineyards we visited were lovely. A food tour in Florence is a must! We loved sampling items from the Market Centrale. Evenings in Piazza della Signoria are magial. There is almost always a street musician playing and we loved bringing a glass of wine, sitting on the steps and watching the people socialize.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Florence?

Keep them moving! There are lots of acticities kids enjoy .. it doesn't have to all be museums and churchs. We did a cooking class that our kids loved! Plan to get a private tour guide for your museum days. The guide was able to talk about the paintings and tell stories about them that kept the kids engaged.

Visited Florence in June

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Kate's Travel Tips for Florence

What are the best places to eat and drink in Florence?

Il Barretto and Osteria del Pavone. AMAZING food and service! Loved every moment.

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in Florence?

If you want to stay downtown on the river, stay at Hotel Lungarno. Gorgeous hotel and walking distance to everything. Plus has a Michelin Star restaurant. If you want a more relaxing time, stay at Villa Cora. Beautiful grounds/rooms, has a pool, staff is FANTASTIC, food is amazing. Still walking distance (about 1.5 miles from Ponte Vecchio), but far enough away to feel like a resort.

Visited Florence in May

Photo Shoot Location: Must-See Florence

Camilla in Florence for Flytographer


Jeremy's Travel Tips for Florence

What are the best places to eat and drink in Florence?

Osteria Cinghiale Bianco, Gusta Pizza

What are the best things to do in Florence?

Duomo tour, Boboli Gardens, Accademia Galleria, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio bridge

Visited Florence in May

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Ellie in Florence for Flytographer


Kevin's Travel Tips for Florence

What are the best places to eat and drink in Florence?

We went to the terrace restaurant at piazza Michelangelo right after the proposal and it was delicious.

What are the best things to do in Florence?

Wine tours, food, overlooks

Visited Florence in April

Emma in Florence for Flytographer


Angela's Travel Tips for Florence

What are the best places to eat and drink in Florence?

Osteria Santo Spirito was amazing! The restaurant had a line of locals waiting for a table when we arrived, but we didn’t have to wait long. But honestly, even if we did it would have been worth it. The location was perfect for people watching at Piazza Sanyo Spirito, the food was the best we had all trip, and the olive pesto makes me drool just thinking about it.

What are the best things to do in Florence?

We loved Piazzale Michelangelo! The view of the whole city was breath taking, and the walk to the landmark was littered with adorable shops and cafes. Definitely worth it!

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Florence?

Florence is very kid friendly. Just being allowed to explore the streets, museums, gardens, and being plentiful with the gelato and pizza made this city perfect for our daughter. We also did a cooking class where the chef really focused on teaching our daughter and made it a highlight of our trip. She loved it.

Visited Florence in April

Photo Shoot Location: Duomo & Ponte Vecchio

Ellie in Florence for Flytographer


Mary's Travel Tips for Florence

What are the best places to eat and drink in Florence?

Gucci Osteria was a delightful experience with great staff- easily became one of our favourites in the world.

What are the best things to do in Florence?

The Duomo was beautiful with such an incredible view from the top. Highly recommend a Vespa tour as well!

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in Florence?

Visiting in February was ideal- easily to get reservations and incredibly touristy areas were so empty! Very so private and romantic.

Visited Florence in February

Photo Shoot Location: Duomo & Ponte Vecchio

Ellie in Florence for Flytographer


Christina's Travel Tips for Florence

What are the best places to eat and drink in Florence?

Del Fagioli (but pls don’t crowd it!!) is a lovely Tuscan trattoria where the staff take the time to review the menu with you and explain each dish. Italian can be heard from the rest of the tables and the food is divine. True Italian experience. Cash only!

What are the best things to do in Florence?

Paninos to go from i Fratellini or All’Antico Vinaio with a glass of wine, strolling the Bardini Gardens above Florence, sipping on spritzes in piazzas while people watching, sitting on the walls of the Arno as the sun sets. Also the gelato!!!

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Florence?

Don’t overbook yourself! The city is meant to be enjoyed with long walks around the Arno and the narrow streets, a bottle of wine at sunset on Piazza Michelangelo, and just soaking in la dolce vita. :)

Visited Florence in November

Photo Shoot Location: Duomo & Ponte Vecchio

Stefano in Florence for Flytographer


Rajan's Travel Tips for Florence

What are the best things to do in Florence?

The climb of the Duomo cathedral was amazing and awesome views at the top. Buboli gardens were also very scenic. Piazzala Michelangelo and San Miniato are amazing areas to admire the views.

Visited Florence in November

Emma in Florence for Flytographer


Lauren's Travel Tips for Florence

What are the best places to eat and drink in Florence?

Gusta Pizza, Osteria Santo Spirito and Edoardos gelato are our must-have Florence foods!

What are the best things to do in Florence?

Piazza Michelangelo for this photo shoot was our favorite sight! Nothing beats those views :) Our climb to the top of the Duomo Bell Tower was also incredible.

What is your best travel tip for Florence?

Make sure to leave time to just wander and allow yourself to get lost in the city. That’s how we found some of our favorite places, just from wandering and stumbling upon them. It’s such a special city to just enjoy a stroll in!

Visited Florence in October

Camilla in Florence for Flytographer


Carly's Travel Tips for Florence

What are the best places to eat and drink in Florence?

We Ristorante Profeta, it is husband and wife run and family owned for over 40 years. Their food was amazing, and Claudio and Martina made you feel apart of their family when you went to eat there. I would highly recommend the intimate dining experience to anyone visiting Florence.

What are the best things to do in Florence?

Florence is a very self guided city. Great shopping, lots of eating, and beautiful architecture. We love visiting the Piazzale Michelangelo, especially for sunset. If you have the time go out to a vineyard or two in Tuscany, it’s close proximity and an awesome experience.

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Florence?

All you need is good food, good wine, and the best company. Enjoy the sites and scenes and everything else is an added bonus.

Visited Florence in October

Emma in Florence for Flytographer


Vincent's Travel Tips for Florence

What are the best places to eat and drink in Florence?

All’Antico Vinaio is a must for a huge panini!

What are the best things to do in Florence?

Piazzelle Michelangelo for wonderful views. Loved Ufizzi, and we did a walking tour with Airbnb about the Medici family which was awesome!

Visited Florence in September

Photo Shoot Location: Oltrarno Neighbourhood

Ellie in Florence for Flytographer


TARA's Travel Tips for Florence

What are the best places to eat and drink in Florence?

4 Leone, delicious food Il Magazzino, creative dishes SE.STO on Arno, killer view, great food

What are the best things to do in Florence?

Piazzo Santo Spirito, just hanging out at night, drinking a Spritz

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Florence?

Our 10-year-old has been pretty bored, unfortunately - he's not into art. Highlights for him were the Game Over escape room, swimming at the public pool, and gelato every day.

Visited Florence in August

Photo Shoot Location: Oltrarno Neighbourhood

Camilla in Florence for Flytographer


Amanda's Travel Tips for Florence

What is your best overall travel tip for Florence?

Enoteca Alessi for wine tasting!

Visited Florence in February

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Pearl's Travel Tips for Florence

What is your best overall travel tip for Florence?

Read up on Florence's past and the major events that made the city into a living museum. Almost every corner has an interesting story. Knowing even a brief part of Florence's history makes this beautiful city come even more alive! Visit the secret Vasari Corridor that connects the Uffizi through to the Palazzo Pitti across the River Arno (note: it is currently closed but projected for a 2021 reopening).

Visited Florence in January

Photo Shoot Location: Must-See Florence

Paola in Florence for Flytographer


James's Travel Tips for Florence

What is your best overall travel tip for Florence?

Enjoy the food! So much to choose from.

Visited Florence in January

Photo Shoot Location: Duomo & Ponte Vecchio

Camilla in Florence for Flytographer


Kristen's Travel Tips for Florence

What is your best overall travel tip for Florence?

We loved Trattoria Za Za and we did a tour through With Locals that gave us the history of the city!

Visited Florence in December

Camilla in Florence for Flytographer


Jody's Travel Tips for Florence

What is your best overall travel tip for Florence?

The cooking class in a Tuscan farmhouse was absolute magic! We spent about 7 hours with the tour group and having time to learn how to cook while sipping wine and being tucked away with beautiful views felt like a dream. The Flytographer shoot is another tip I suggest to anyone with an adventure planned. I definitely recommend capturing the beautiful views of such a magical place, especially since it’s such a walkable city!

Visited Florence in November

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Sonya in Florence for Flytographer


Brooke's Travel Tips for Florence

What is your best overall travel tip for Florence?

Go to Piazzale Michelangelo for a breathtaking view of the city! If you love art, visit the Uffizi Gallery and make sure you go see David at the Galleria dell'Accademia. Also, get lost — on purpose! My husband and I loved wandering the streets and stumbling upon the best shops, restaurants, and bars.

Visited Florence in November

Photo Shoot Location: Must-See Florence

Sonya in Florence for Flytographer


Haeley's Travel Tips for Florence

What is your best overall travel tip for Florence?

Definitely making the trek to the Piazza Michelangelo. It has the most breathtaking view of Florence!

Visited Florence in October

Photo Shoot Location: Duomo & Ponte Vecchio

Stefano in Florence for Flytographer


Erin's Travel Tips for Florence

What is your best overall travel tip for Florence?

Uffizi gallery and find a great rooftop for amazing views!

Visited Florence in September

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Mohik's Travel Tips for Florence

What is your best overall travel tip for Florence?

Eat at as many different places as you can

Visited Florence in September

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Camilla in Florence for Flytographer


Grace's Travel Tips for Florence

What is your best overall travel tip for Florence?

Our favorite restaurant was Trattoria ZaZa -- book ahead to sit inside and make sure to try the traditional Florentine steak!

Visited Florence in July

Photo Shoot Location: Duomo & Ponte Vecchio

Maria in Florence for Flytographer


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