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Things to do in Florence, Italy

Aside from sightseeing and visiting the main museums and churches, there are obviously lots of other things to do in Florence. You could try out a walking tour of specific areas of the city with a guide or go on a shopping spree! Eat out at great restaurants, try out all the gelato flavors!

There are lots of things to do so work on this section will be ongoing. In the meantime we hope the rest of the site is giving you some ideas on things to see and do in Tuscany and Florence.

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Visit the Uffizi Gallery with a Guide

With over 1,5 million of visitors every year, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence is the most visited museum in Italy. Avoid long lines and enjoy your visit to the Uffizi with a tour guide that will explain and place into context the beauty and wonder of the masterpieces in the Uffizi.

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Current Exhibitions in Florence

A list of exhibits currently going on in Florence, with details on opening hours, ticket costs and general description of the exhibits.

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6 of the Best Tours This Fall

With the onset of cooler temps, Florence offers many new opportunities to explore both inside & outside the city. And the best thing of all? You don’t need to do it on your own. These professionally organized tours are great additions to your itinerary

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Walking Tours of Florence

One of the best ways to see Florence, especially if you're short on time, if to join a walking tour to see the highlights of the city and get an insider's view on local history. Then go back to the spots you enjoyed to spend more time there!

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Florence for Free

You don't necessarily need to spend lots of money to explore and enjoy Florence. Here are our top suggestions on things to do for free in the city of the Renaissance.

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Finding Fall Colors around Florence

The autumn months in Florence give us a wide array of spectacular colors in the many parks & forests located just a short distance from the city center. Here are a few of our favorites with details on what to see & how to get there.

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8 Ways to Enjoy Florence when it is Hot

Aimlessly wandering the summer streets of Florence can prove to be a bit much if you don’t like the heat. These are our top 8 choices for keeping it cool with an organized tour while on holiday in the beautiful Renaissance City.

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Wine Tastings in Florence & Chianti

Whether you have an hour or an entire day, don't leave Florence without doing some wine tasting! You can join a class in town on Tuscan wines and taste or go on a half or full day tour into neighboring Chianti or as far as Montalcino or Montepulciano to get your chance to taste great Tuscan wines.

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Top 5 Theaters in Florence's City Center

Italian & international known performers, orchestral concerts, live theater, comedies and opera. Florence has a wealth of stages where you can enjoy your favorite type of entertainment. Here are 5 of the most popular theaters.

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Top Spots to Take Great Photos in Florence

Advise from a professional photographer on how to find the best places to capture on film in Florence.  Read as our staff reporter and photographer shares some of her trade secrets fabulous photos in this great city.

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A Romantic Stay in Florence

Are you planning a romantic holiday in Florence? Here are some ideas on what to do, the most romantic spots in the city, tips on where to stay and eat along with your sweetheart for a truly unforgettable stay.

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Views of Florence from Above

With a glass of wine or cocktail in hand, enjoy the sunset with a view: try these terraces, library cafes and fortress to enjoy a magical evening in Florence!

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Wine Tasting and Dinner in Florence

Want to do wine tastings of the best Tuscan wines right in Florence? At the Piazza del Vino wine bar/shop/restaurant you can enjoy a great late afternoon aperitivo and taste Tuscany's great wines: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano and Bolgheri wines.

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Summer at the Spa: Why you should visit Asmana

Ever considered going to a spa center in the summer? Since all of the activities at a spa revolve around water, you most definitely should! A day or evening at Asmana during the warmer months can be a perfect way to relax - and refresh - during your vacation in Tuscany.

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Pools in Florence for Cooling Down in Summer

The summer in Florence could be very warm, so allow yourself a dive into fresh water in one of the pools of Florence open to the public. You don’t need to take the car and drive for miles, close at hand you’ll find these three beautiful pools!

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6 Ways to Enjoy the Arno River in Summer

It runs right down the middle of Florence and makes up part of the iconic Florentine landscape, staging evocative photos with the sunset colors. But is it only for show, or can you include an adventure on the Arno as part of your Tuscan itinerary? Read on for our ideas.

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Guided Tour of the Accademia Gallery

Why consider a guided tour? Because it makes your visit to the museum to see Michelangelo's David fun and interesting! Plus, there is more to see than just the David, visiting with an expert guide makes discovering the rest of the artwork inside

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Where to find the best gelato in Florence?

There are a lot of gelato shops in Florence, several almost on every block downtown. So where should you head to get the best gelato? Here are our reviews of what we consider are some of the best "gelaterie" in Florence!

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The Medici Park at Pratolino

If you're in Florence during the spring and summer, head to Pratolino on the weekends to visit the beautiful Medici park where you will be able to admire Giambologna's giant Apennine statue. The Medici villa no longer stands, but the park is perfect for spending time outdoors, letting the kids run and enjoying a picnic under the warm sun of Tuscany.

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The Oblate Library

The Oblate Library is located in Florence's city center, just a few steps away from the Duomo. It offers many free services for visitors and from its café you can enjoy a spectacular view over Brunelleschi's Cupola.

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Searching for Donatello and his Artwork in Florence

Follow along as we walk around Florence discovering the artworks by one of the most important artistic geniuses of his time, Donatello. You’ll be able to see the ancient techniques and images which later influenced the work of Michelangelo and the Renaissance as a whole.

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Family Holidays in Tuscany with Summer Camps as Part of the Picture

Enjoy a unique holiday in Tuscany with your children enjoying their days having fun with local children at a summer camp in Florence or in Tuscany while you enjoy a second honeymoon, visiting museums, romantic dinners and more!

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Cooking Classes with Chefs Fiamma and Ginny

Learn how to cook full Tuscan or Italian menus with Fiamma and Ginny in Florence, either at their home or at your holiday rental. You choose when and what menu you want, from pasta, vegetarian, sauces and more!

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