Florence Travel Guide


Well, we did it. Florence in 2 days. It was a whirlwind of art, architecture, and carbs. We are currently settling down in our Cinque Terra Airbnb, but we wanted to get you the cliff notes on a quick trip to Florence! 

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Site: Duomo

Time Needed: 10 minutes - 1 hour

This is one of the most unique buildings I’ve seen in Europe! You can do a tour and climb to the top for views of the entire city or simply admire from the outside. Either way it’s a must see. 

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Site: Academia | Statue of David

Time Needed: 45 minutes

This is a small museum, but absolutely worth it to see Michelangelo’s David and Giambologna’s Abduction of a Sabine Woman. I highly suggest purchasing a skip the line ticket.

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Site: Palazo Pitti

Time Needed: 1 hour

This palace is a quick walk from the river and is full of Renaissance art and costumes to view. You can also tour the throne room and the palace apartments. 

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Site: Boboli Garden

Time Needed: 1-2 hours

I absolutely loved these beautiful gardens!! You could spend hours exploring the different areas!! My favorite sculpture was the Tindaro Screpolato aka giant face. This was such a fun spot. Pro tip: If you exit to the right of the palace into the gardens, there’s a wonderful view of the city! 

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Site: Uffizi

Time Needed: 2-3 hours

Another wonderful museum!! Depending on your interest in art, I think you could easily spend 2-3 hours here! 

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Site: Ponte Vecchio

Time Needed: 15 minutes

This famous Florence bridge is a definitely one to see, but it’s very crowded  and a quick walk through on our way to Pitti was enough for us.

Site: Piazzale Michelangelo

Time Needed: n/a

We didn’t make it to see one of Florence’s top sites, but the Piazzale Michelangelo offers up the best panoramic view of the city!! It is also decorated with replicas of Michelangelo’s work. 

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Accommodations: Room Mate Luca Hotel

We really enjoyed our stay here. The rooms are clean and full of fun design details. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. But here’s where they really stood out. They offer free wifi routers at the the front desk that you can take around the city with you! Holy WIFI Batman! They also offer breakfast room service until noon if you want to sleep in because of jet lag. And bonus, they are less than 10 minutes from the Duomo! 

Be sure to check out our Florence Food Guide!! 

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