Florence - A Stunning Italian City Break Destination
Florence is one of Italy’s most popular tourist destinations however it still manages to retain its charming, traditional feel, even with thousands of tourists arriving here every year! The city is a haven for those looking to explore an array of cultural, artistic and historical monuments with plenty of things to see and do during your stay. Situated in the beautiful Tuscany region of Italy, Florence is a bustling capital city that offers something for everyone. Whether you are travelling as a family or looking for a romantic getaway, there is nowhere better to relax and unwind in style. Accommodation is varied with something to suit all holiday tastes. Those looking for a budget Florence city break can take advantage of one of the many B&B’s and guesthouses around the city whereas those looking for a slice of luxury can enjoy one of the grander hotels in the region.
The most popular time to enjoy a holiday in Florence is during the summer months when temperatures are at their highest. With clear skies and warm sunshine, it is the ideal time to discover the delights of this stunning city. Florence is renowned for its artistic roots with painters such as Michelangelo and Leonardo Di Vinci both highly celebrated in the city’s many art galleries. Whether you intend on immersing yourself in the culture or are looking forward to relaxing in one of the many Piazzas’, a holiday in Florence is truly a fantastic experience. With great holiday deals on Florence city breaks, why not book your escape to this Italian delight?
Florence - Sightseeing and Attraction
Located among the wooded hills of the Apennines, Florence is a city that offers some of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world. Combining beautiful scenery with a modern, city environment there is something for everyone to enjoy during a Florence city break. Take a stroll along the narrow cobbled streets to find galleries displaying work by some of the most famous Renaissance painters. As you explore the heart the city make sure you take the time to take in the atmosphere in one of the central Piazza’s. The famous Piazza Della Signoria is home to an array of classical statues that depict moment in the city’s history. Sightseers will appreciate taking a trip to one of the many churches and monasteries within the city, especially the stunning churches of San Lorenzo and San Marco. The city is full of fascinating architectural wonders including the beautiful Ponte Vecchio Bridge that was built in 1345 and the gothic structures that emerge in the west of the city.
A city break in Florence is ideal for those looking to indulge in some retail therapy as the city boasts everything from designer boutiques to large shopping malls full of high street bargains. The main shopping district is the Via de’Tornabuoni, a long street where many of the major fashion houses have their boutiques. Getting around the city is easy as the majority of attractions are within walking distance, those looking to explore further afield can take advantage of Florence’s extensive bus network.
Florence - Nightlife and Cuisine
Florence holidays are perfect for anyone hoping to sample some of the world’s best cuisine! Traditional Florentine dishes combine hearty home cooking with fresh Italian flavours, some of the most popular dishes include antipasti, thick soups and freshly baked breads. There are hundreds of restaurants, cafes and food stalls all around the city making it easy to find somewhere to eat throughout the day and night. Two of the most popular areas for tourists to grab a bite to eat include Santa Croce and Oltarno.
Although the city is renowned for its history and culture, it is also celebrated for its vibrant nightlife. There are plenty of areas around the city that offer a fantastic evening experience with nightclubs, bars and traditional pubs for visitors to enjoy. Whether you fancy letting your hair down and partying until the early hours or taking in the atmosphere whilst enjoying a glass of Italian wine, the choice is yours. There are events taking place within the city throughout the year including the famous River to River film festival and the Florence Tango Festival, both exciting celebrations that offer visitors an insight into this exciting city.
Florence - Weather and Climate
Florence enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate with long dry summers and mild winters. The most popular time to enjoy a holiday in Florence is during the peak summer months when the temperatures tend to stay in the 30’s, ideal for those looking to pick up a great holiday tan! Sightseers may prefer to book their Florence city break outside of the busy summer period to avoid the inevitable crowds. During this time to temperature drops slightly making the city the perfect place to walk around whilst enjoying the many attractions. The winter months in Florence can be unpredictable with rain and occasional icy winds. Typically the winter months are mind however it is advised to pack warm clothing as the nights to tend to get chilly.