Florence is a university town with a unique character and atmosphere. After arriving at the hotel the best is to go for a walk around the quiet and relaxed centre, you will discover how time has left a deep mark on the city.
The Galleria degli Uffizies is our first stop and the main Florentine museum. We enjoy sculptures, frescos and paintings of Italian and European artists from the thirteenth to the eighteenth century. It is considered one of the top 10 in the world. Probably the most emblematic work you can see is the Birth of Venus by Botticelli, although there are a total of 1,500 paintings and 300 sculptures. There is also the Galleria della Accademia exposing Michelangelo’s David.
In the famous Ponte Vecchio you will find shops and jewelry stores, and you can enjoy taking a unique picture of the river and the city. You can go walking to the Duomo, a cathedral with free admission that is worth seeing. Nearby you will find the Cappella dei Medici, another historic building full of very fine architecture.
At some point along the route we will get hungry. For dinner there is nothing better than a good pizza, we are in the right place. Near these monuments and buildings there are plenty of small bakeries and pizzerias where to satisfy your appetite. Almost all of them are delicious! and just out of the expert hands of a master pizza maker.
Some of the markets you can not fail to see are the Mercato Centrale Via dell'Ariento, famous for its Tuscany’s cheeses. The other almost compulsory market to taste the Italian culture is the Mercato di Sant'Ambrogio in Piazza Ghiberti, where you see and feel the daily life of Italians, passionate about fashion and good food.
But you can not go to Florence and miss the opportunity to visit and tour the towns of Tuscany, there are rental options on that very economic area, and you will enjoy a unique experience.