If you are a morning type of traveler who wants to see as many attractions as possible in one vacation, then you need three, four days to enjoy Florence to the fullest. But before you make your reservations, take into account that, from Florence, you can also visit many places in Tuscany. And, above all, a trip to Cinque Terre is unmissable.
The Uffizi Gallery
It is one of the most beautiful, famous and oldest museums in Western countries. You will be swayed away by the Renaissance works of art – you will have the opportunity to view the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci or Michelangelo. As in the case of many other famous museums, it is best to buy your ticket online, so you don’t need to wait for hours in a queue hoping to reach the string entry.
You can’t miss the Duomo – the Cathedral of Florence is one of the most recognizable symbols of the city, with its Gothic architecture and fascinating frescoes. Don’t forget to climb up to the top of the dome: from there you can see the panorama of Florence and this is a breathtaking experience. Prepare yourself, though: the way to get there is to climb the 463 steps. But it’s worth it.
You surely know it, as it appears in so many pictures from Florence and, for certain, it is the most photographed bridge in the city. The bridge was built at the narrowest point of the Arno River. It is here that you’ll find the Vasari corridor, which was built in the late 16th century and which united Palazzo Vecchio with Palazzo Pitti.
Here’s another place from where you have a magnificent panoramic view over the city, so often reproduced on postcards, as well as in works of art. The way up there leads you on the streets of San Niccolo. The best time to arrive in Piazzale Michelangelo is towards the end of the afternoon: prepare your camera; as from there you can see the most beautiful sunset in Florence.
From Florence you have so many trip options but one of the most popular tours is the one towards Cinque Terre: five small villages, located on the edge of the Italian Riviera, with picturesque, colorful cottages, vineyards, fishing boats and small trattorias with the finest seafood. And it’s worth all of it: in a single day, you can enjoy one of the most beautiful excursions that you’ll ever make.