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.