A day in Florence

Florence is an easy day trip from Bagni di Lucca. Here are some suggestions for things to see and do in fabulous Florence.

I always begin my day in Florence with coffee and a snack at Giacosa, the gorgeous caffe behind the Roberto Cavalli shop on Via Tornabuone. Click here for more on Giacosa.

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I then head to the Palazzo Davanzati in Via Porto Rosso. It is a beautifully preserved Florentine house from the 15th century, full of exquisite decoration. Click here to see this gorgeous house.

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You simply can’t go to Florence without seeing the magnificent Duomo. It is also possible to climb the campanile for a view over the cathedral and the city. Click here to see more.

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Say hello to Neptune in Piazza Signoria….and David (not the real one) and friends outside the Palazzo Vecchio.

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Step inside to see the little Cupid.

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Find the little fisherman in the Bargello Museum. Click here for more on the museum.

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Cross the Ponte Vecchio to see the jewelry shops and Arno river.

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The beautiful Ponte Vecchio.

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The Arno from the Ponte Vecchio.

Have lunch at Trattoria Bordino. Click here for more on the restaurant.

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Or visit the amazing food market. Click here to see more on the market.

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Wander in the Boboli Gardens.

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Go up to the exquisite San Miniato to see the church and the gorgeous views over Florence. Click here to see more on this amazing church.

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The church is not far from Piazza Michelangelo and is overlooked by many people, which is a crying shame as it is lovely…..and take a look at the view of Florence from here.

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Go back to Piazza Michelangelo for more.

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Try to fit in a gelato at Grom or Venchi. Click here for Grom and here for Venchi.

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You may need more than one day.

28 thoughts on “A day in Florence

  1. Such beautiful photos and such a wonderful place you certainly do need more than one day in Florence the place really gets under your skin.

  2. My family visited Florence in 2008. I can’t wait to get back! Beautiful city and so much to see and do. We stayed right on the Arno and loved it.

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