Romantic, enchanting and absolutely irresistible. Get to know the birthplace of the Renaissance: Florence. A place where you can enjoy gourmet Tuscan cuisine and the most beautiful art and architecture. You have the famous Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ( Duomo ) and the Baptistery. Florence, also known as Firenze, is located in the Tuscany region. It is the perfect place for a city trip and at the same time a good base for day trips to surrounding villages. What should you absolutely not miss when you are in Florence? We summarize it for you:

1. Get to know the beautiful art and architecture

Architecture Florence

As an art and culture lover you can indulge yourself in Florence. The city itself almost looks like an open-air museum and every time you walk into a new street you will be amazed by the beautiful architecture. The center of the city has hardly changed since the Renaissance. Walk the narrow cobbled streets, knock on the door of the most elegant palaces and visit the famous museum ‘Galleria Degli Uffizi’ where you can admire the most beautiful masterpieces of the Renaissance.

2. Drink a local wine

Florence wine

When you think of Florence, you probably think of the Renaissance, Michelangelo’s David, the Ponte Vecchio and the famous Piazzale Michelangelo. But did you know that Florence is also the perfect destination for wine lovers. The finest wines have been made in this region for centuries. From white to red wine , some of the world’s most famous wines come from Tuscany. Try a Chianti wine, a glass of Brunello di Montalcino or taste the delicious aromas of the Super Tuscans.

Experience ‘La Dolve Vita’

The good life in Florence

Loosely translated, the Italian expression ‘la dolce vita’ means something like: the good life. It describes a way of life that is easy and full of enjoyment. At sunset, stroll to Piazzale Michelangelo and enjoy the beautiful view and the changing color palette in the sky by the minute. Enjoy a ‘ passeggiata’ in the afternoon, spoil yourself with an aperitif on the terrace and taste ‘La Dolce Vita’. 

4. Visit the San Lorenzo Market

Saint Lawrence

Whether you are looking for a souvenir, a Tuscan meal or want to buy fresh ingredients for a Florentine dish. The San Lorenzo market is definitely worth a visit. The market is the oldest and largest market in Florence and offers you the chance to experience the real Florentine feeling.

5. Enjoy the view from Piazzale Michelangelo

View over Florence

We mentioned it earlier, but you should definitely not miss this beautiful square. With its panoramic view of the city, this is probably the most famous square in Florence. The square is located in the Oltrarno district and the view from this point is justifiably famous. To get there you can walk through the small streets of the San Niccolò district, a neighborhood full of galleries, studios, bars and restaurants.