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.
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.
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.
Say hello to Neptune in Piazza Signoria….and David (not the real one) and friends outside the Palazzo Vecchio.
Step inside to see the little Cupid.
Find the little fisherman in the Bargello Museum. Click here for more on the museum.
Cross the Ponte Vecchio to see the jewelry shops and Arno river.
The beautiful Ponte Vecchio.
The Arno from the Ponte Vecchio.
Have lunch at Trattoria Bordino. Click here for more on the restaurant.
Or visit the amazing food market. Click here to see more on the market.
Wander in the Boboli Gardens.
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.
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.
Go back to Piazza Michelangelo for more.
Try to fit in a gelato at Grom or Venchi. Click here for Grom and here for Venchi.
You may need more than one day.
More wonderful memories. I enjoyed Florence so much and stayed just near to the Duomo. The photos are incredible Debra
I have only stayed once in Florence because we are so close. I must do it again because the city looks completely different at night.
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.
One day is not enough…I am very lucky that I can go there often.
We really really must have a day in Florence together Debra! We’ll try and find some new favourites. So many of yours are mine too! x
It will happen one day soon. I’ll be on the lookout for new things in a couple of weeks.
Very nice photos. And all that great italian food, looks wonderful.
It is worth a trip to Italy for the food alone.
Beuuuutiful photos again! 🙂
Homesick for Italy….if only it WERE our home! LOL!
You need to work out a way to spend longer there.
If I can continue to have my “mini-tour” groups, just maybe…..!
You should come for a visit,
Again, yes please!
Superb overview. Think I’m well overdue for a day in Florence. but need to wait for the August heat to go!
Perhaps we could go together in September or October.
Sigh. I love your opening sentence, Deb. “Florence is an easy day trip from Bagni di Lucca”. Oh what a joy it must be to live so close to one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
The proximity to so many fabulous places was one if the reasons we bought in Bagni di Lucca. I love my days in Florence.
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.
Florence needs to be visited many times. I hope you return.
Definitely need more than a day…It’s been way too long since I’ve been there!!
I can’t wait to get back to Florence in a couple of weeks.
These are just a few suggestions for a day in lovely Florence.
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