Spend a weekend in Florence. The city captures Italy's essence. It's the birthplace of modern Italian language. Seat of the Renaissance. Dante wrote Divina Commedia here. It's where to see the Duomo. And browse the Uffizi. Here's how to plan weekend breaks in Florence. The information in this article is taken from The Rough Guide to Italy your essential guide for visiting Italy.
Galleria degli Uffizi is first stop.
Skip the queue. Book a small group tour of the Uffizi.
Church of Santa Croce is next.
Short on time? Stay at La Casa di Morfeo next to Santa Croce.
Avoid tourists. Bag a lunch bargain.
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Cross Ponte Vecchio at least once.
Splash out. Book Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio for a night.
Spend hours in Palazzo Pitti.
Use time wisely. Book a guided tour of Palazzo Pitti
Find Capalla Brancacci in Santa Maria del Carmine.
Stay in the 15th century. Book Santo Nome di Gesú on Piazza del Carmine.
Do as locals do in Florence.
Stroll home. Book Hotel Torre Guelfa close to Oliviero.
Bargello is Renaissance concentrate.
See Bargello in-depth. Book a guided walking tour of Florence.
The Duomo dominates Florence. Get closer.
See more. Book a Duomo small group tour in Florence.
Browse Museo dell’Opera del Duomo.
Wake up to the Duomo. Book Hotel Duomo Firenze in Florence.
Don't miss San Lorenzo Church.
Go deeper. Follow the footsteps of the Medici with local guides.
Visit the most handsome church in Florence.
Stay at Hotel Croce di Malta. It's a short walk to Santa Maria Novella.
Have dinner at iO.
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