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Things to do in Metropolitan City of Florence

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“greatest collection of Italian Renaissance art, Florence's premier gallery occupies the vast U-shaped Palazzo degli Uffizi (1560–80), built as government offices. The collection, bequeathed to the city by the Medici family in 1743 on condition that it never leave Florence, contains some of Italy's best-known paintings, including a room full of Botticelli masterpieces.”
  • 382 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Boboli Gardens represents one of the first and most important examples of the "Italian Garden", which later served as inspiration for many European courts. The large green area is a real open-air museum with statues of various styles and periods, ancient and Renaissance that are distributed throughout the garden.”
  • 362 locals recommend
Plaza
“Piazzale Michelangelo is one of the best and most famous lookouts for a stunning view of Florence, day or night, and best of all it is free! It just takes a little legwork.”
  • 384 locals recommend
Bridge
“Ponte Vecchio is the one symbols of the city and the one of the most famous bridge in the world”
  • 219 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Academy was built in the 1784 when the Grand Duke of Tuscany Pietro Leopoldo reorganized the Academy of the Arts of Design, founded in 1563 by Cosimo I de'Medici, in the modern Academy of Fine Arts. The new institution occupied the rooms of the fourteenth century of San Matteo Hospital and those of the convent of San Niccolò di Cafaggio. The museum was enriched with the suppression of churches and convents ordered by Pietro Leopoldo in 1786 and by Napoleone Bonaparte in 1810. The decisive event in the history of the museum was the transfer of Michelangelo's David from Piazza della Signoria in August 1873. The most famous sculpture in the world waited nine years, kept in a wooden case, the conclusion of the construction of the Tribune designed by the architect Emilio De Fabris to welcome it. Today's Academy Gallery was established in 1882.”
  • 249 locals recommend
Church
“Most impressive from the outside. Inside can be disappointing. If you want to climb the dome we recommend booking in advance. Don't miss the baptistry. ”
  • 212 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“Litterally a jewl. For food lovers like me, this area produces wonderful saffron.”
  • 172 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Luxury outlet mall that features the High End Designer Boutiques- Ferragamo, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Armani, Prada, Pucci, Fendi, Tods, Chloe and on and on. It is 40 minutes outside of Florence. There is a daily and continuous bus service.”
  • 147 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Pitti Palace is now the largest museum complex in Florence. The principal palazzo block, often in a building of this design known as the corps de logis, is 32,000 square metres. It is divided into several principal galleries or museums.”
  • 161 locals recommend
City Hall
“Palazzo Vecchio was the headquarter of the Florentine government and it still seats the City Council. Centrepiece is the Salone dei Cinquecento, one of the most prestigious rooms in the whole of Italy.”
  • 131 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park along the Arno River, perfect place to have a walk inside the green with spectacular views.”
  • 211 locals recommend
Farmers Market
$$$
“A must in Florence: local food market in the mornings on ground floor and a place to eat, drink, hang around all day”
  • 169 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Find your favourite designer brands at up to 70% off, all year round. Half an hour from Prato by Car in Barberino”
  • 54 locals recommend
Plaza
“wonderful square with original statue outside. also the Palazzo Vecchio is located in this square.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Flea Market
“Around the outside of the market are stall selling leather goods. Inside is food galore from fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, fish to salami, cheese, sandwich shops, coffee bars and gourmet shops selling balsamico vinegar. ”
  • 186 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Dedicated to Medieval and Renaissance art, the Museo Nazionale del Bargello is located in Florence’s historic Palazzo del Podestà. It was established by royal decree on June 22, 1865—Italy’s first national museum.”
  • 108 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Mall
“Find your favourite designer brands at up to 70% off, all year round. Half an hour from Prato by Car in Barberino”
  • 54 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Schiacciata fiorentina a sort of focaccia. It’s better to go from 15pm to 17pm because always a big line to order a sandwich”
  • 156 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Excellent menu of food and wines.One of the most famous restaurant in Oltrarno for romantic dinner or light lunches VIA SANTO SPIRITO 64”
  • 102 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“If you want to taste the real t-bone steak..you cannot miss a dinner at Latini. Reservation may be needed.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“Gelato is something else here , a lot of gelato places in town but this one is number 1 no doubt ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“One great trattoria with delicious local food at a reasonable price located in one of the best area of the center: the Oltrarno.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Probably the best “bistecca alla fiorentina” (florentine steak) in the city. Recommended booking as it’s very popular. ”
  • 115 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“The cool bar with famous personalities hang out for aperitivo and Sunday Lunch. A great place for breakfast with an assortment of local brioche, great coffee and relaxing seated area ”
  • 49 locals recommend

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