Florence

Airport in Florence (AKA FIRENZE): Florence-Peretola

A ride from airport to the attraction areas would cost around 20 Euros

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Sleep

  • I stayed at hotel called: Hotel Diplomat (very decent) back in 2013
  • From the second visit (2015) I would recommend the St Regis hotel and the Westin Hotel
  • NH Hotel in center
  • Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci (4-star in the city centre)

  • Portrait Firenze (30 metres from the famous bridge Ponte Vecchio)

  • Gallery Hotel Art (Next to Ponte Vecchio in the heart of Florence)
  • Plaza Hotel Lucchesi (Set right on the bank of the Arno River)

  • Firenze Number Nine (Boutique Hotel, Next the Medici Chapel in the historic centre of Florence)

  • Hotel Savoy (Excellent location)

Advice: Look up all the hotels, and book the one that suits YOUR requirements and likes best. (For example, you prefer the best location, others prefer the best price regardless of the location and so on.

 Things to do/see

  • Salvatore Ferragamo Shoe Museum (in Via de Tornabuoni)
  • Gucci Museum in Piazza Della Signoria
  •  Piazzale Michelangelo
  •  Ponte Vecchio – “Old Bridge” (Very famous)
  • Boboli Garden
  • Palazzo Pitti
  • Santa Croce Church
  • Accademia museum
  • Santo spirito
  • Ofcourse, DUOMO!
  • Go to Oltrarno literally means “other side of the bridge” that’s where the locals go, nice vintage stores and amazing food
  • If you want to watch a movie go to the ODEON theater.. it’s very old, it used to be a theater now a cinema..really nice!

Food

4 Leoni

  Open View (AKA “O” cafe, u cross over the ponte vecchio bridge to “Oltrarno” (other side) and then turn left it’s a few meters down)

Acqua Al 2 (Only open for dinner)

Il Magazzino

 La Giostra

 Trattoria Mamma Gina

Trattoria Borgo Antico

L’INCONTRO RESTAURANT AT THE HOTEL SAVOY FIRENZE

Munaciello (Pizzeria)

Tamero (Pasta place in Plaza Santo Spirito)

Dessert

Gelateria dei Neri

Gelataria La Carraia

Rooftop Terraces

Continental Hotel

The Westin

Terrace of the Antica Torre Tornabuoni 

Terrace of the Grand Hotel Minerva

Brunelleschi Terrace

To go around Tuscany, renting a car is the best thing you could do. Make sure u drive by Fiesole, San Gimignano, and the Chianti region.

A special THANK YOU to Fatima Q for the recommendations before the trip! xx

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