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Florence Hotels and Holidays

David & Duomo
David & Duomo
Hill Top View Overlooking The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
Hill Top View Overlooking The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
Ponte Vecchio Bridge
Ponte Vecchio Bridge
Colourful leather bags
Colourful leather bags
The Duomo with the city in the background
The Duomo with the city in the background
A City Rose Garden
A City Rose Garden
Boboli Gardens
Boboli Gardens
Piazza della Signoria
Piazza della Signoria
An Ornate Ceiling Inside the Duomo
An Ornate Ceiling Inside the Duomo
Cracked Stone Face In The Boboli Gardens
Cracked Stone Face In The Boboli Gardens
A view of the River Arno Meandering Through the City
A view of the River Arno Meandering Through the City
The Front Of The Duomo
The Front Of The Duomo
David & Duomo
Hill Top View Overlooking The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
Ponte Vecchio Bridge
Colourful leather bags
The Duomo with the city in the background
A City Rose Garden
Boboli Gardens
Piazza della Signoria
An Ornate Ceiling Inside the Duomo
Cracked Stone Face In The Boboli Gardens
A view of the River Arno Meandering Through the City
The Front Of The Duomo

Florence

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Florence is a city like no other - romantic, busy and utterly charming - drawing you back to visit time and time again. Surprisingly small, the city is packed full of some of Europe's most wonderful artistic treasures. Known...

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Florence is a city like no other - romantic, busy and utterly charming - drawing you back to visit time and time again. Surprisingly small, the city is packed full of some of Europe's most wonderful artistic treasures. Known the world over for its world-class art and museums, Florence is an indoor and outdoor exhibition. The birthplace and epicentre of the Renaissance movement, Florence and the surrounding countryside has so much to offer its visitors.

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Exploring the City

Florence is home to some of the world's greatest masterpieces. The Uffizi Gallery houses the world's...

Florence is home to some of the world's greatest masterpieces. The Uffizi Gallery houses the world's largest collection of Botticelli, while the Galleria dell'Accademia is famous for its Michelangelo collection where David takes pride of place. Florence's artistic treasures are showcased in its frescoes, sculptures, churches, palaces and other public buildings, as well as its world renowned museums. Perhaps the most striking landmark in Florence is Brunelleschi's dome on the city's cathedral. Florence's unsung charms are not to be overlooked either. Enjoy strolls along the Ponte Vecchio, indulge in aperitivo, and take full advantage of the city's plentiful shopping opportunities.

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Food and Wine

Florentine and Tuscan wines are renowned all around the world. Florence is surrounded by wine production...

Florentine and Tuscan wines are renowned all around the world. Florence is surrounded by wine production areas, the most renowned of which is Chianti.

Typical cuisine enjoyed in Florence is cooked using fresh ingredients, taken from the surrounding countryside. Just like the rest of Italy, the cuisine here is cooked with passion and gusto. Dishes are often simple yet follow great recipes. Florentine dishes are those you could often associate with meals eaten in the autumn and winter; hearty and perfect to accompany that bottle of Chianti wine. Visitors can enjoy dishes such as stracotto (braised steak) and arista (roast loin of pork) as well as a variety of appetizers and antipasti's.

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Florence's History

Florence is celebrated as the birthplace of the Renaissance. Renowned for its achievements during this period,...

Florence is celebrated as the birthplace of the Renaissance. Renowned for its achievements during this period, Florence's rich history dates back before the days of the Renaissance. Florence was founded in 59 BC by Julius Caesar who named it Florentia (flourishing) and designated it as a retreat for retired military veterans.

Florence's location, situated on a major route between northern Italy and Rome, meant it became a bustling commercial centre. It was then, in the 3rd century, that Florence was named as the capital of Tuscany.

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Events in Florence


Calcio Storico: 14-24 Jun
This Renaissance soccer game is played by teams from four neighbourhoods in Florence:...


Calcio Storico: 14-24 Jun
This Renaissance soccer game is played by teams from four neighbourhoods in Florence: Santa Croce (blue), Santo Spirito (white), Santa Maria Novella (red) and San Giovanni (green). The game is a combination of soccer, rugby and big time wrestling, all played while wearing 16th century costumes. Spectacular fireworks conclude the games on 24th June as well as Florence's celebrations for Saint John the Baptist, the patron saint of the city.

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Popular Florence Hotels

Unmissable Sights

  • Statue of David in the Accademia Gallery

  • Visit the Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria

  • Italian Renaissance paintings in the Uffizi Gallery

  • Views from the top of Brunelleschi's Duomo

  • Ponte Vecchio Bridge and walk along the River Arno

  • Spend time in the Boboli Gardens

  • Baptistry with its famous Gates of Paradise

  • The Basilica of Santa Maria Novella

  • The Basilica of Santa Croce

Best Time To Go

Florence is an all year-round destination, with the busiest tourist crowds arriving in spring and summer. Autumn is a perfect time for visiting due to the city being less crowded and the temperatures are still pretty good. Winter can be chilly and there are chances of snow, but generally the streets are less crowded and the Christmas markets are well worth a visit.

Average monthly temperature and rainfall for Florence.

Flight Information

The majority of international flights arrive into Pisa airport (PSA), which is approximately 60 minutes from the centre of Florence. Direct flights to Pisa are available from Belfast, Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, Manchester and Newcastle and take approximately 2 hours.

From Our Experts

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No trip to Florence is complete without a glass of wine at the Ristorante Enoteca Pane e Vino,...

No trip to Florence is complete without a glass of wine at the Ristorante Enoteca Pane e Vino, Florence's first wine bar. It's five minutes' walk from the Ponte Vecchio, and is run by the slightly wacky Pierazzuoli brothers, who feature 250 wines each week from the 1,000 in their cellar.
Harriet Ellis, Expert Travel Advisor

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Hotels

  • Breakfast Hall
  • Alba Palace
  • Lounge
  • Twin Room
  • Reception
  • Alba Palace
  • Twin Room

Alba Palace, Florence

Rating: 3

Comprised of three historical buildings, the Alba Palace stands besides the cloisters of Santa...

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  • Belmond Villa San Michele
  • Swimming Pool
  • Belmond Villa San Michele
  • Garden
  • The Loggia Restaurant
  • The Loggia Bar
  • The Pool Restaurant
  • Double Superior Room
  • Classic Double Room
  • Double Deluxe Florence View Room
  • Junior Suite Deluxe
  • Garden Suite

Belmond Villa San Michele, Florence

Rating: 5

Located in Fiesole, the Belmond Villa San Michele's exquisite setting, surrounded by woodland and...

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  • Hotel Berchielli
  • Breakfast Room
  • Bar
  • Lobby
  • Double Room
  • Double Room
  • Bathroom
  • River Arno
  • Lobby
  • Roof Terrace

Hotel Berchielli, Florence

Rating: 4

Hotel Berchielli is situated in one of the best locations in the city on the banks of the River...

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  • Brunelleschi
  • Osteria della Pagliazza Terrace
  • Santa Elisabetta Restaurant
  • Reception
  • Classic Executive Room
  • Superior Executive Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Deluxe Room with Side View of the Duomo
  • Junior Suite Bedroom
  • Osteria della Pagliazza Restaurant
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lounge

Brunelleschi, Florence

Rating: 4

Just moments away from the Piazza Duomo and Piazza della Signoria, the Hotel Brunelleschi is a...

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  • Breakfast In The Courtyard
  • Twin Room
  • Twin Room
  • Superior Room
  • Superior Room
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurant
  • Bar And Lounge Area
  • Lobby
  • Reception
  • Courtyard
  • Junior Suite

Grand Hotel Adriatico, Florence

Rating: 4

This modern and spacious Grand Hotel Adriatico is well located near Piazza di Ognissanti, with only...

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  • Terrazza Brunelleschi Restaurant
  • Terrazza Brunelleschi Restaurant
  • Panoramic Roof Garden
  • Deluxe Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Superior Room
  • Superior Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Lounge
  • Grand Hotel Baglioni
  • Terrazza Brunelleschi Restaurant
  • Panoramic Roof Garden

Grand Hotel Baglioni, Florence

Rating: 4

Centrally positioned within the cultural triangle formed by the Duomo, San Lorenzo and Santa Maria...

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  • Hotel Helvetia & Bristol
  • Lounge Area
  • Restaurant
  • Winter Garden Breakfast Room
  • Classic Double Room
  • Classic Single Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Deluxe Junior Suite
  • Royal Junior Suite
  • Hostaria Binendum Restaurant
  • Hostaria Bibendum Bar

Hotel Helvetia & Bristol, Florence

Rating: 5

The luxurious Helvetia & Bristol is part of the 'Leading Hotels of the World' and lies...

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  • Terrace
  • Hotel River
  • Winter Garden and Courtyard
  • Lounge
  • Double Classic Style Room
  • Double Classic Style Room
  • Twin Classic Style Room
  • Double Classic Style Room with River View
  • Double Modern Style Room
  • Double Modern Style Room
  • Breakfast Room
  • Reception

Hotel River, Florence

Rating: 4

The Hotel River is situated on the banks of the River Arno in a 19th century building,...

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  • Lounge Area
  • Superior Twin Room
  • Breakfast Room With City View
  • Breakfast Room With Santa Maria Novella View
  • Superior Double Room
  • Superior Bathroom
  • Junior Suite Bedroom
  • Junior Suite Living Room
  • Lounge Area
  • Bar L'O
  • Gym
  • Lounge

L'Orologio, Florence

Rating: 4

L'Orologio is a luxury four star superior hotel located in Piazza Santa Maria Novella; a perfect,...

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  • Garden
  • Garden Courtyard
  • Breakfast Room
  • Lounge Bar
  • Monna Lisa Living Room
  • Lounge
  • Twin Room
  • Superior Room on Ground Floor
  • Superior Room with Balcony
  • Triple Room
  • Reception
  • Garden

Hotel Monna Lisa, Florence

Rating: 4

Perfectly located in the heart of ancient Florence towards the eastern part of the city's centro...

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  • Garden Courtyard
  • Garden Courtyard
  • Breakfast room
  • Breakfast Room
  • Garden Courtyard
  • Palazzo dal Borgo
  • Twin Room
  • Twin Room
  • Rooftop Views

Palazzo dal Borgo, Florence

Rating: 4

Originally the Palazzo Medici dal Borgo, the Palazzo dal Borgo is only a ten-minute walk from the...

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  • Hotel Porta Faenza
  • Twin Room
  • Breakfast Room
  • Double Room
  • Breakfast Room
  • Reception
  • Hotel Porta Faenza

Hotel Porta Faenza, Florence

Rating: 3

Hotel Porta Faenza is located in the heart of 'old' Florence, surrounded by 15th century city walls...

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  • Relais Santa Croce
  • Guelfi & Ghibellini Restaurant
  • Entrance
  • Music Hall
  • Deluxe Room
  • Grand Deluxe Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Junior Suite
  • Junior Suite
  • Suite
  • Bathroom
  • Relais Santa Croce

Relais Santa Croce, Florence

Rating: 5

The luxurious Relais Santa Croce hotel enjoys a unique position in the centre of historic Florence....

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  • Lounge
  • Lounge and Courtyard
  • Room With A Santa Maria Novella View
  • Room With Santa Maria Novella View
  • Hotel Rosso 23
  • Reception
  • Double Room
  • Triple Room
  • Bathroom
  • Hotel Rosso 23
  • Original Frescoes
  • Breakfast Room

Hotel Rosso 23, Florence

Rating: 3

A contemporary three star boutique hotel, the Hotel Rosso 23 is ideally situated in the centre of...

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  • View Of The Duomo From The Hotel
  • Twin Room
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • Twin Room
  • Reception
  • Lounge
  • Bedroom
  • Lounge
  • Hotel San Giorgio
  • Florence Views From The Hotel

Hotel San Giorgio, Florence

Rating: 3

Originally part of a convent, the centrally located Hotel San Giorgio is a five-minute walk from...

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  • Hotel Savoy
  • L'Incontro Restaurant
  • Lobby
  • The Duomo
  • Executive Double Room
  • Executive Double Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Superior Deluxe Room
  • Signoria Suite
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Gym

Hotel Savoy, Florence

Rating: 5

The exquisite Hotel Savoy is superbly located on Piazza della Repubblica, close to the city's main...

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  • Hotel Villa La Vedetta
  • Hotel Villa La Vedetta
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
  • Onice Restaurant
  • Onice Restaurant
  • Onice Restaurant
  • Onice Lounge
  • Library
  • Double Romantic Room
  • Grand Deluxe Room
  • Deluxe Suite

Hotel Villa La Vedetta, Florence

Rating: 5

Hotel Villa La Vedetta is one of the most exclusive hotels in Florence, enjoying an elevated...

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Excursions

Add an excursion to make the most of your holiday.

Make the selection when you are booking either online or with one of destination experts.

Please note excursions operate seasonally.

Pisa (with Leaning Tower)

A delightful excursion to the splendid city of Pisa, famous for its architectural beauties. Once we arrive in Pisa our guide will lead you to the famous Miracle Square explaining the wonders of this square. You will admire The Leaning Tower (interior), the Baptistery (exterior) and other beautiful monuments before entering inside the Cathedral (interior). At the end of the guided visit you'll have free time for taking pictures and shopping before coming back to Florence.

Operates Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Departure: 9am
Duration: 5 hours 30 mins
From: £56.00

San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti

Experience a wonderful day in the Tuscan countryside, admiring the most suggestive corners of Siena, San Gimignano, the Chianti area and try with us the unique flavor of local wines. Departing from Florence, our tour will start in Monteriggioni, well known worldwide for its wine and its countryside of unrivalled charm, where woods alternate with vineyards and olive groves, in a landscape dotted with Romanesque churches, farmhouses, villas and castles.

We'll continue to Siena, where our local and expert guide will lead you through its steep medieval streets, admiring the splendid palaces until we will reach the Cathedral (interior), Palazzo Comunale (Municipal Building) and Piazza del Campo where the Palio race takes place every year. Then free time for lunch (excluded) and shopping.

We will continue to San Gimignano, one of the most fascinating examples of medieval towns, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The tour escort will lead you in the heart of the village and you will have free time to discover the beautiful squares, buildings, churches and suggestive alleyways and to shop. Before departing, you will taste the best ice cream in the world that won the last two editions of the Ice Cream World Championships. Finally, we'll stop in a farm house, where you'll taste some of the best Tuscan wines with a little snack of sliced cold meats, bruschetta and cheese. Return to Florence in the late afternoon.

Operates Daily
Departure: 8.45am
Duration: Full Day
From: £47.00

Florence Walking Tour & Uffizi Gallery

With an expert guide you will enjoy a walk through the most fascinating and interesting places of Florence: Repubblica Square, the Cathedral with Brunelleschi's Dome (exterior) the Baptistery with its famous Gates of Paradise (exterior), Signoria Square with its Palazzo Vecchio (exterior) and Loggia dei Lanzi.
 
You will meet the guide to enter the Uffizi Gallery to visit its famous and beautiful collections of Italian Renaissance paintings. The tour will finish enjoying a beautiful view of Florence, from the Uffizi terrace. It is possible to remain inside the museum until closing time.

Operates Daily excluding Mondays
Departure: 1.45pm
Duration: 3 hours 45 mins

From: £42.00

Florence Walking Tour & Palatina Gallery

With an expert guide, you will enjoy a walk through the most fascinating and interesting places of Florence: Repubblica Square, the Cathedral with Brunelleschi's Dome (exterior), the Baptistery with its famous Gates of Paradise (exterior), Signoria Square with Palazzo Vecchio (exterior) and Loggia dei Lanzi. You will have free time to take pictures.

You will then meet the guide to enter to Palatina Gallery, with its private collection of paintings owned by the Medici and Lorraine families, housed on the first floor of the Pitti Palace.
The collection includes masterpieces of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, such as paintings by Raphael, Titian, Rubens, Caravaggio and Tintoretto as well as Flamish artists such as Van Dyck.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the Royal Apartments were the Savoy family (King of Italy) used to live.

Operates Tuesday and Saturday
Departure: 1.45pm
Duration: 3 hours 45 mins
From: £42.00

Pisa (without Leaning Tower)

A delightful excursion to the splendid city of Pisa, famous for its architectural beauties. Once we arrive in Pisa our guide will lead you to the famous Miracle Square explaining the wonders of this square. You will admire The Leaning Tower (exterior), the Baptistery (exterior) and other beautiful monuments before entering inside the Cathedral (interior). At the end of the guided visit you'll have free time for taking pictures and shopping before coming back to Florence.

Operates Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Departure: 9am and 2.45pm
Duration: 5 hours 30 mins
From: £39.00

Chianti

A relaxing excursion in the Chianti area to discover Tuscan traditional flavours and delight your senses. Passing across Chiantigiana countryside, we will reach the first farm to visit the characteristic wine cellars. The farmers will explain to you the process of the productions and storage of the wine. You will enjoy the tasting of the most renowned wines as 'Chianti Classico', 'Chianti Riserva', 'Tuscan IGT' served with snacks of typical local products such as bruschettas with extra virgin olive oil, aromatic vinegar and salami.

After the tasting, we will leave for a little town called Greve in Chianti, one of the most important towns of the Chianti area, where you will have free time to visit the town and to stop in the main square that hosts several Tuscan shops, where you can buy Tuscan salami and Tuscan wines.

Then we will continue through the scenic roads of Chianti's countryside until we reach a second winery where you can taste other kind of wines, such as 'Chianti DOCG', 'Chianti Rosè' 'Supertuscan', typical Tuscan salami and Cinta Senese salami, all whilst enjoying the breathtaking scenery.

Operates Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Departure: 2.30pm
Duration: Half Day
From: £40.00

Pisa & Lucca

Our trip will start from Florence and our first stop will be in Pisa, the city worldwide known for its Leaning Tower and for its architectonic masterpieces. Once we arrive in Pisa our guide will lead you to the famous Miracle Square explaining the wonders of this square. You will admire The Leaning Tower (exterior), the Baptistery (exterior) and other beautiful monuments before entering inside the Cathedral.

At the end of the visit you will have free time for photos and for lunch (not included), before departing for Lucca. In Lucca there will be time for a pleasant walk into the enchanting historical centre where you will have the chance to admire the Anfiteatro Square, the Guinigi Tower, San Martino Dome and the typical 'antique dealers street'. We will stop in a local pastry shop where you'll taste the Buccellato, a typical sweet of Lucca. Return to Florence in the late afternoon.

Operates Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Departure: 9.15am
Duration:  Full Day
From: £52.00

Uffizi Tour

Visit with our expert local guide one of the most beautiful museums in the world; the Uffizi Gallery, enjoying the paintings of the Italian Renaissance from the Masters Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Caravaggio and many others.

The tour will finish enjoying a beautiful view of Florence, from the Uffizi terrace. It is possible to remain inside the museum until closing time.

Operates Daily excluding Mondays
Departure: 3.30pm
Duration: 2 hours
From: £32.00

Accademia Tour

Guided tour of the fascinating Academy Gallery with some of the most famous sculptures of Michelangelo, 'the Prisoners', the 'Saint Matthew' and especially the renowned 'David'. Discover also important Gothic works and Renaissance paintings by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Perugino and the original plaster of 'Rape of Sabine Women' by Giambologna. It is possible to remain inside the museum until closing time.

Operates Daily excluding Mondays
Departure: 11.15am
Duration: 1 hour
From: £32.00

Palatina Gallery of Pitti Palace Tour

A tour to discover with our expert guide the Palatina Gallery, with its private collection of paintings owned by the Medici and Lorraine families, housed on the first floor of the Pitti Palace. The collection includes masterpieces of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, such as paintings by Raphael, Titian, Rubens, Caravaggio and Tintoretto as well as Flamish artists such as Van Dyck.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the Royal Apartments were the Savoy family (King of Italy) used to live.

Operates Tuesday and Saturday
Departure: 4pm
Duration: 2 hours
From: £32.00

My Florence Tour (including Uffizi)

Our visit will start inside the Academy Gallery, where you will admire some of the most important Michelangelo's sculptures such as; 'The Prisoners', 'Saint Matthew' and obviously the well renowned 'David'. Discover also important Gothic works and Renaissance paintings by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Perugino and the original plaster of 'Rape of Sabine Women' by Giambologna.
 
At the end of the visit you will have free time for lunch until 1.30pm when we'll meet for the second part of the tour in Repubblica Square, in front of the Hard Rock Cafè. We'll continue with a pleasant walk through the most fascinating and interesting places of Florence such as the Cathedral (exterior) with Brunelleschi's Dome, the Baptistery (exterior) with its famous Gates of Paradise, Signoria Square with its Palazzo Vecchio (exterior) and Loggia dei Lanzi.

We will conclude the tour discovering Uffizi Gallery with its famous collections of Italian Renaissance paintings. The tour will finish enjoying a beautiful view of Florence, from the Uffizi terrace. It is possible to remain inside the museum until closing time.

Operates Daily excluding Mondays
Departure: 11.15am
Duration: 4 hours 45 mins (plus lunch)
From: £68.00

Vasarian Corridor

Discover Florence from a different point of view! Our guided tour begins with the visit to the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most famous museums in the world for its extraordinary collections of paintings and ancient statues, including masterpieces such as Botticelli's Spring. The tour continues onward to the Vasari Corridor, the Medici's secret passageway that runs above the Ponte Vecchio Bridge across Palazzo Vecchio and Pitti Palace. Built in only five months by order of Cosimo I de' Medici to allow safe and private passage for the grand dukes, it was constructed in 1564 according to the design of Giorgio Vasari and it is now filled with precious works of art. The corridor is rarely open to the public, so take advantage of this unique opportunity to view Florence and its artistic pleasures on this exclusive walking tour.

Operates Daily excluding Mondays

Departure: 3.15pm
Duration: 3 hours
From: £88.00

Cinque Terre National Park

An intense, unforgettable day dedicated to discover one of the most enchanting landscapes in the World. Five villages, suspended between sea and land, hanging from sheer cliffs surrounded by hills and vineyards.

Upon arrival in Manarola, we will have free time to discover the little village: later a local train will take us to the second village Riomaggiore for a pleasant stop to admire its beauties. We will proceed by boat to Monterosso, an ancient fishing village considered 'the pearl of the Cinque Terre', where you will see enchanting beaches and luxuriant vegetation that surrounds the little village. You will have free time to plunge into the crystal sea and eat a typical Ligurian light lunch (included).

We will continue to Vernazza where we will admire the intricate layout of this village with its carruggi (narrow lanes) and steep stairways. After the visit in Vernazza we will reach La Spezia where our bus is waiting for us to come back to Florence.

In addition to comfortable clothes, we recommend to bring along swimwear and a sun hat. The itinerary may be subject to change in case of acts of force majeure.

Operates Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Departure: 7am
Duration: Full Day
From: £81.00

Pasta Cooking Lesson

Our chefs will show and help you to make fresh pasta, to model it into the different shapes of traditional Italian recipes and to choose and prepare the most appropriate sauce to accompany them. Once the pasta is cooked and the sauce is ready, you will try all your dishes during lunch along with Tuscan wine.

Operates Saturday
Departure: 12pm
Duration: 3 hours
From: £45.00

Cooking Class with Lunch or Dinner

You will cook together a Chef in a typical Florentine school: under their careful control you will prepare regional dishes and discover the precious secrets of traditional Italian cooking. You will select a typical Tuscan menu composed by appetizer, first course or second course with a side-dish and dessert. At the end of the lesson you will taste the dishes you have prepared during a lovely lunch or dinner.

Operates Wednesday with lunch or Tuesday with dinner
Departure: 12pm or 6.30pm
Duration: 3 hours
From: £51.00

Market & Cooking Class

Enjoy a full experience inside a traditional Italian kitchen and taste the flavour of an authentic Tuscan menu that you will prepare all by yourself!

The tour starts inside the Central Market where the chef will help you choose the freshest and best ingredients. Afterwards you will be taught basic elements of Tuscan dishes allowing you to experience every step of the preparations. You will enjoy all the dishes prepared during the lesson over lunch, accompanied by Tuscan wine.

Operates Monday
Departure: 10am
Duration: Half Day - 5 hours
From: £61.00

Pizza & Ice Cream Cooking Class with Dinner

Learn the secrets of making handmade ice cream using quality ingredients and the activities involved in pizza making, the creation and the working of the dough. You have the chance to learn about all the different types of flour, the amount of ingredients and the products used for making the sauce.

Following the lesson, you will partake in the sampling of the pizza, ice cream and sorbet.

Operates Thursday
Departure: 6.30pm
Duration: 3 hours
From: £48.00

Inferno Tour (novel by Dan Brown)

Experience the 'Inferno' best seller and discover its mysteries. Take the route of  Robert Langdon together with a local guide who will lead you into Inferno 'Gironi'. The tour includes a guided tour of the city following the tracks of Robert Langdon, discovering the unusual places of the novel. The guide will lead you inside Palazzo Vecchio to have a close look, in the 'Salone dei 500', at Giorgio Vasari's noted painting discovering the famous detail 'Cerca Trova'. Following the tracks of the American teacher you will have the opportunity to visit the places where the Supreme Poet lived, Dante's Church (interior), Badia Tower (exterior), the Baptistery (exterior) with its well-known Gate of Paradise, and conclude with the entrance to Florence Cathedral.

Operates Mondays
Departure: 3pm
Duration: 2 hours
From: £32.00

Wine Tour at Sunset

At sunset take a pleasant guided stroll in the heart of Florence tasting Chianti wine. With our expert guide you will taste Tuscan wine walking along the lanes of the well-known craftsman district 'Oltrarno'. The first stop is in a local wine shop to enjoy Chianti wine and bruschettas. Passing through the famous Golden bridge, Ponte Vecchio, you will cross the river to reach the religious and political heart of Florence, San Giovanni Square and Signoria Square, where you will admire the majestic Cathedral (exterior) and Palazzo Vecchio (exterior). Here you will stop for a second wine tasting.

Operates Daily
Departure: 7.30pm
Duration: 2 hours
From: £41.00

Important Information

The advertised program of events is dependent upon achieving a minimum number of participants and, therefore, some events may not always be available due to insufficient demand or, in some cases, adverse weather conditions.

Multi Centre Holidays

Florence & any destination of your choice

Florence lends itself well to a multi centre itinerary; its location in the middle of the country means that Italy's iconic cities are just a high-speed rail journey away and the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside are on its doorstep. See some of our suggestions below for a multi centre holiday from Florence, or phone our expert Travel Advisors who will be happy to tailor make your perfect itinerary.

With
Rome

Altare della Patria (Wedding cake)

For art and culture enthusiasts, a multi centre holiday that includes Florence and Rome is an obvious choice. Enjoy the world's largest collection of Renaissance art in the Uffizi Gallery before catching a train to Italy's capital where there is an iconic site on every corner.

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With
Tuscany

Ancient city of Cortona in Tuscany

Florence is Tuscany's capital and home to an array of excellent restaurants and bustling food markets. But for a truly indulgent holiday with delicious food and wine at its heart, it has to be combined with the Tuscan countryside. Exploring Tuscany's rolling hills by car gives you the opportunity to stop off at family-run restaurants and vineyards to sample traditional Tuscan cuisine and what many consider to be the best wine in Italy.

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With
Liguria

Manarola in the Cinque Terre, Liguria

Combing the Renaissance city of Florence with the glitz and glamour of the Italian Riviera is an ideal choice for fashionistas. Liguria is home to some of Italy's most exclusive resorts, such as Portofino with its designer boutiques and top-class restaurants, and Florence is a hub for emerging fashion designers. Shop Florence's markets for hand-made leather goods in the morning before enjoying a glass of prosecco on the coast of Liguria later that evening.

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