F L O R E N C E
Florence: the epitome of timeless class.
The city's elegance is evident in everything from churches and cuisine to couture.
Largely unchanged since Renaissance times, the muted ochre and taupe palazzi flanking the Arno River emit an other-worldly kind of nostalgia. Then there are the iconic museums rich with treasures... not to mention the eye-popping architecture.
But where to stay?
Where to eat?
What to do (if you only have twenty-four hours)?
We've got you covered.
We've put together a three-hour private guided walking tour of Florence's top sights, followed by a group dinner (just us!) at one of Florence's most charming trattorias. It's a set menu -- so no complicated decisions or worry about translations and includes water and wine.
For the rest, see below for our top reckies!
T I P S
Make sure your hotel or Airbnb is located in the 'historical city center' of Florence so you can walk everywhere easily. (And bring comfy shoes for those cobblestones!)
Book in Advance
Whether it's booking your hotel or your tickets to The Uffizi, book in advance. Florence is a very popular tourist destination and things book up quickly!
Florence is full of fantastic boutiques and to-die-for markets. Be sure to save room in your suitcase for all your purchases. Or better yet, just carry-on and bring an extra bag with you to check on your way back.
S T A Y
E A T & D R I N K
Grand Hotel Cavour
24 HOURS IN FLORENCE
If it's your first time in the city, just walking around and enjoying the beauty and liveliness of the city itself is more than enough. But if you want to visit a museum be sure to book your tickets well in advance.
MUSEO GALILEO GALLILEI
Mercato di San Lorenzo
Mercato Coperto near Via Ognissanti
DESIGNER WINDOWS TO DROOL OVER
Antica Farmacia Santa Maria Novella