Top Attractions and Things to Do in Florence, Italy for First-Time Visitors

When you think of Florence, what comes to mind?

I bet my bottom dollar it has to do with art. It’s quite natural, you see, having been home to world-famous human beings namely Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Machiavelli. Art is everywhere in the city – in museums (of course,) in church interiors, in public areas… so much that a medical term called Stendhal Syndrome is coined after several cases of dizziness from ‘having seen too much art in Florence’ has been reported.

Don’t be discouraged about this, though – it’s not a trip in Florence if you skip art altogether!

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Good planning is key, and we are here to help.

Locals and tour guides say that the beauty of Florence is best explored by foot. As you’ll be walking around quite a lot, secure tickets to tourists spots beforehand and skip the line in order to spend your energy well. You’ll see that many of the popular go-to’s are a short distance away from each other. With that said, make sure to pack shoes that are comfortable and durable at the same time.

Chances are, you won’t mind (or feel) the tiredness anyway – after all the world-class sights and unforgettable experiences you just digested.

We do hope your fullness will remain figurative, because food is another major reason why people travel to Florence.

Gelato shops are almost in every corner of the city that it’s hard to point out which is the best of the best. As you devour on this creamy goodness, walk a while more and shop at their specialty stores that sell premium leather goods and ready-to-wear garments, among others. Beware of pickpockets, though, as in any part of the world. Set that thought aside first and prepare to draft your itinerary as we give you a list of things to do in Florence.

Top Activities in Florence

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