Florence holidays

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25 May 2024 | 3 nights | 2 people
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Florence: Refined hotel exuding Tuscan charm near iconic Ponte Vecchio

£235pp

Breakfast • Flights

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Florence: Charming 14th-century former monastery close to Duomo

£183pp

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Florence: 5* luxury break w/flights

£433pp

Accom only • Flights

3-nights • October

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Tuscany: deluxe boutique spa retreat w/breakfast & flts

£553pp

Breakfast • Flights

5-nights • October

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Florence: 3-night city break w/luggage & flights

Accom only • Flights

3-nights • August

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Cinque Terre: Scenic journey with majesctic landscapes with 2 wine tastings included

£399pp

Breakfast • Flights

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Italy: Escorted Eternal Cities

£1199pp

Breakfast • Flights

7-nights

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About Florence

Birthplace of the Renaissance, home to Michelangelo's David and the works of Botticelli and Giotto, Florence has inherited a rich cultural heritage. A perfect choice for a short city break or the starting point for a longer holiday, the Florentines and their city never fail to impress.

Food and drink

Try schiacciata, a type of Tuscan flatbread, for a snack or a light lunch, or sample the fare of the many fiaschetterie around the city for a plate of crostini, salami, and pecorino cheese accompanied by a glass of wine from the Chianti region. The traditional bistecca fiorentina, the Florentine T-bone steak, is a must if you enjoy a hearty portion of meat, whilst the delicate fresh courgette flowers stuffed with ricotta cheese are not to be missed.

Shopping

Piazza San Lorenzo has a daily morning market that's a great place to pick up some bargains and traditional gifts. Good buys in Florence include baskets, leather gloves, jackets and handbags, beautiful paper goods, silk and lace. Food and drink are also good buys; bottles of herb-infused olive oil, dried porcini mushrooms and dried pasta in all shapes and sizes and colours all make welcome gifts.

As you would expect, all of the designer shops are here, from Gucci and Roberto Cavalli to Salvatore Ferragamo, so whether it is a special purchase or simply some window shopping, the Via Tournabouni is where you need to be. For a souvenir with a difference, visit the ancient Dominican apothecary of Santa Maria Novella, housed in a 14th-century chapel and stocked with a range of antique perfumes and soaps.

When to visit

If you're planning a holiday in Florence, our top picks for the best time to travel would be May

May

Warmer by the day and not quite full tourist season makes May a perfect month for a trip to Florence. Head to Piazza Michelangelo for some breathtaking views of city rooftops with a blue-sky backdrop

Books inspired by Florence

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your Florence holiday

Florence Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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Rome, Florence, Venice: Cities That Capture Hearts

7th March 2024 by The Rare Welsh Bit

Nestled in the heart of Italy lie three cities that serve as enduring tributes to history, art, and the unique allure of Italian culture. Rome, boasting ancient ruins steeped in tales of the past; Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, overflowing with artistic wonders; and Venice, the enchanting floating city of dreams. These destinations offer a blend of adventures that seamlessly intertwine the past with the present....

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How Many Days To Spend In Florence? 1,3,5 Days itinerary

12th December 2023 by Italian Trip Abroad

Wondering about how many days in Florence are enough? Three to five days are perfect to explore Florence and Tuscany, while two days are only enough to explore Florence’s old town. Florence is a trip like no other, and while many say that it’s easy to see the city in a couple of days, it is not completely true. If you are anything like us, going from main sights to hidden spots, a couple of days will only make you curious and wish to stay longer or return....

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Florence in Winter 2024: Things to Do + Skip the Crowds

7th December 2023 by Italian Trip Abroad

We love the Italian atmosphere when it is cold, but there are certain cities which glow at their best. Florence in winter is magical, and because it’s less crowded, you might appreciate it more. Well, Florence enchants in any season, but winter brings a special magic....

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Rome vs Florence: Which is better, Rome or Florence. Pros and Cons Guide

7th December 2023 by Italian Trip Abroad

Truthfully, you can’t go wrong visiting either Rome or Florence. Both shine as Italian travel destinations. As locals, been to Rome and Florence many times we know the significant differences of Rome vs Florence. Rome claims superiority for ancient ruins, Vatican museums, food and lodging variety. But smaller Florence excels at intimate Renaissance charm and walkability....

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Art, History, and Gelato: A Must-See Florence City Tour

30th November 2023 by PommieTravels

Are you planning to visit Florence, Italy? Make sure to add a Florence city tour to your itinerary! This beautiful Italian city has so much to offer. It has all the breathtaking landmarks and rich history you would love to see. Plus, they offer their delicious food and gelato you would surely love....

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Top 5 Locations to Visit in Italy

17th November 2023 by Midlands Traveller

Italy is undeniably one of the most glamorous countries in the world. With its rich history, stunning architecture, and mouthwatering cuisine, it's no wonder that Italy is a dream destination for many travellers. In this blog post, we will explore the top 5 locations to visit in Italy, each offering its own unique charm and allure. So grab your passport and get ready to embark on an unforgettable Italian adventure!...

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15 Best photo spots in Florence | The best Instagrammable Florence guide

6th September 2023 by Italian Trip Abroad

Florence has long been hailed as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, with countless artists creating masterpieces that are revered worldwide. This artistic haven, which nurtured the talents of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Donatello, Botticelli, and many others, boasts some of Italy's most picturesque locations for capturing stunning photographs. In this guide, we will reveal the top 15 photo spots in Florence, perfect for creating Instagram-worthy moments....

Weather in Florence

Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Florence

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January
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February
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April
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May
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June
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July
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August
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October
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December