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Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

  • Giardino di Boboli

    Green oasis of art
    The Giardino di Boboli is situated directly behind the Palazzo Pitti. It is the most famous park in Florence, and at 45,000 m² possibly one of the biggest ones in Italy. Its elegance is its trademark: the artist Niccoló Pericoli, better known as Tribolo, created a masterpiece of landscape architecture between 1550 and 1558. Later, Mannerist works by Buontalenti, and fountains and statues by Ammannati, Giombologna and Tacca were added to the garden, and it was completed by Giulio and Alfonso Parigi (1631-1656). The park also has a pond and a coffeehouse, and both tourists and Florentines come here to relax.
    Piazza dei Pitti, 1
    50125 Florence
    +39 055 597 8309
    uffizi.com/boboli-garden-florence
  • Santa Maria del Fiore

    Masterpiece of the Renaissance
    The 13th-century cathedral is the fourth largest church in the world, and together with the Ponte Vecchio is considered a symbol of Florence. The Santa Maria del Fiore is world-famous for its vast, 107 m dome, which was completed in 1434 and is considered a technical masterpiece of the early Renaissance. The 85 m church tower is famous for its unusual façade, and has 12 bells. Inside the church are beautiful frescoes and statues of saints to admire.
    Piazza del Duomo 17
    50122 Florence
    +39 055 21 53 80
    operaduomo.firenze.it
  • Ponte Vecchio

    The bridge for lovers
    The world-famous Ponte Veccio over the Arno is one of the best-known sights in Florence. It is one of a total of six bridges in the city, and also the oldest. It has jewellers, art dealers and souvenir shops. There are fabulous views of the Arno from the open middle of the bridge, which in the evenings becomes a meeting place for lovers, and countless visitors have carved their names in its masonry.
    Ponte Vecchio
    50123 Florence
  • Old Town

    World Heritage Site
    If you’re in Florence, you don’t necessarily have to go to a museum; the works of art are effectively on the streets. Florence’s Old Town is a unique collection of art, and a stroll through it is a must. It reflects the city’s unique architecture; the wonderful buildings ranging from the time of the Renaissance to the rule of the Medici tell its history, and speak of the tremendous cultural and economic activities of the 15th and 16th centuries. Florence’s Old Town was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982.
    50123 Florence
  • Castello di Ama

    An outing for connoisseurs
    The Castello di Ama is well worth the trip. About 45 minutes away from Florence, this is where they make exquisite olive oil and excellent wine - primarily Chianti, of course. You either come here, to the «Ristoro di Ama», and sample the wines of Castello di Ama together with some typically Tuscan fare, or you arrange a guided tour through the winery, to get a better sense of the magic of the place. There are contemporary art installations to admire, or you can just enjoy the fantastic view of the Tuscan countryside. Book in advance.
    53013 Gaiole in Chianti, Siena
    About 45 minutes away from Florence
    +39 0577 746031
    castellodiama.com
  • Mercato Centrale

    Gourmet paradise
    Florence’s big market hall is a veritable paradise for gourmets. As well as fruit and vegetables, fish and meat, it also sells olives and olive oil, typical Tuscan fennel salads (finocciona) and the equally typical Pecorino cheese, dried tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, truffle honey and almond biscuits (cantucci), all of which can be taken home as souvenirs and gifts.
    Via dell’Ariento 10/14
    Florence 50123
  • Luisa Via Roma

    Top names under one roof
    If it has to be designer fashion, then here. Owner Andrea Panconesi has collected top names from the world of fashion on four floors: Balmain and Lanvin, Proenza Schouler and Manish Arora, Gareth Pugh and Altuzarra. Shoes from Louboutin to Giuseppe Zanotti, jewellery by Delfina Delettrez and sunglasses by Linda Farrow.
    Via Roma 19/21
    Florence 50126
    luisaviaroma.com
  • Moleria Locchi

    The finest glass
    This glassworks has been famous for its glass restorations and for valuable crystal objects for decades. Today, Signora Paola and her daughter-in-law run the business. The offer includes their own creations such as glasses, vases and wine carafes shaped in the delicate Renaissance style.
    Via Burchiello 10a
    50124 Florence
    locchi.com
  • Via del Corso

    Shopping in the Old Town
    The Via del Corso is one of the most popular shopping streets in Florence. The traffic-free street is perfect for window-shopping in the elegant boutiques and trendy shops. The Via del Corso is famous above all for collections by Armani, Diesel, Hugo Boss and Versace. Men in particular like shopping in the passage.
    Via del Corso
    Florence 50122
  • Il Bussetto

    Cult leather
    When Giuseppe Fanara opened his «bottega» 14 years ago, he little expected that he would one day be recommended in magazines all over the world. However, his leather purses and wallets soon became cult objects. The seamless, semi-circular flap wallets are available in three sizes and lots of colours, and if you like you can have your initials burnt into the leather.
    Via Palazzuolo 136/r
    Florence 50123
    +39 055 29 06 97
    ilbussettofirenze.com
  • The Mall

    Outlet shopping for fashion lovers
    The Mall is in the middle of Leccio, about half an hour outside Florence. The designer shopping temple houses brands such as Gucci, Valentino, Tod’s, Burberry, Bottega Veneta, Armani, Fendi, Dior, Cavalli and Yves Saint Laurent – a veritable «Who’s Who» of designers. The lovely Mall also has a restaurant, café and bar. Monday to Sunday from 10.00 until 19.00.
    Via Europa 8
    Leccio Reggello 50066
    +39 055 8657 775
    themall.it
  • Galleria dell’Academia

    The real David
    There’s one particularly good reason to come here: the real David is in the Galleria dell’Academia. It’s worth the wait, because you simply have to have seen the original of Michelangelo’s masterpiece. Of course, there is also the copy on the Piazza della Signoria. However, you really should take the time to visit what is arguably the most famous statue in the world. Otherwise, the Galleria dell’Academia is more of an attraction to those with specific art interests.
    Via Bettino Ricasoli 58/60
    Florence 50122
    uffizi.firenze.it
  • Palazzo Strozzi

    Art palace
    New life was brought to the cultural institute when Canadian James Bradburne took over the management of the establishment in 2006. There is now a café, and there are marvellous events to go with the exhibitions. Special exhibitions from bygone days and contemporary art consistently attract young and old.
    Piazza Strozzi
    Florence 50123
    +39 055 26 45 155
    palazzostrozzi.org
  • Uffizi

    Michelangelo, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci
    The Uffizi is probably the most important museum in Florence. The Galleria degli Uffizi, which shows mainly works of the Italian Renaissance, is on the third floor. The Uffizi is connected to the Palazzo Pitti by the Palazzo Veccio on one side and the Ponte Veccio on the other. The collection includes world-famous items such as Botticelli’s «The Birth of Venus», Leonardo da Vinci’s «The Annunciation» and «Tondo Doni» by Michelangelo.
    Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6
    Florence 50122
    +39 055 238 8651
    uffizi.org