When it comes to a quick break in Europe from the UK or a longer stint from further abroad you can’t go wrong with a good Italian vacation!

With rich history, even richer wine and a good dose of pasta and pizza thrown in Italy is the perfect year round Euro destination.

And as well as ticking favourites like Rome and Venice off your bucket list a trip to Florence has to be in order too.

So if you’re heading that way soon here’s 5 must dos when you head to Florence…

 

5 Must Dos On Your Next Trip To Florence

Soak Up The Scenic Views

Florence is famous for it’s gorgeous architecture and the views across the city from vantage points such as Piazzale Michelangelo – where you can take in a stunning panoramic across the whole city.

With rich terracotta colours against lush greens it’s the perfect backdrop to any day out in Florence.

Another tourist favourite for the views is Il Duomo di Firenze which is the highest point in central Florence and well worth the views you get after 463 steps to the top!

 

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Enjoy Some Style At Fusion Bar

Dine Out Italian Style

You can’t visit Italy without negotiating the bustling streets and dinning out on some authentic local cuisine – with fresh pasta and pizza being the top of the to do list!

Hit up the local Tuscan markets for the freshest of ingredients if you fancy rustling up a storm back at your Air BnB too!

Or if you want to go all out how about sampling the amazing food and drink on offer at The Fusion Bar & Restaurant, based inside the Gallery Hotel Art – the perfect place to indulge yourself!

…and don’t forget to stuff your face with gelato too – it was invented here!

 

Get Amongst The Locals

For a real taste of local life head across the river to Piazza Santo Spirito – slightly off the usual tourist track this area is packed full of eclectic street markets, local bars and proper Italian restaurants – so grab a glass of wine, order some al fresco dinning and soak up a slice of real Florence.

 

Meet Dave

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Florence Is Packed Full Of Culture

Lets face it if there’s one thing you HAVE to do when visiting Florence it’s meeting Dave – although he prefers to go by David!

You’ll find this masterpiece by Michelangelo in Galleria dell’Accademia – but be prepared to share your time with hime with thousands of other tourists as it’s one of the huge draws of the city and art lovers from all around the globe due to see him.

Still it’s certainly worth the time to see and ticking this off your Euro bucket list!

 

Get Your Culture On

If the Galleria dell’Accademia gets your arty side flowing make sure you also check out the Uffizi – which is a gold mine for anyone who loves Renaissance art! Packed full of masterpieces it gets pretty busy, so arrive early to avoid the crowds and you’ll be rewarded with a full morning of culture, inspiration and history.

 

Have you visit Florence?

Any must dos you’d add to the list?

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