Florence – one of the most visited places of the world! It is almost impossible to put down the number of things, you can do in the city. Those who have a short trip are definitely going to find it difficult because there is so much to do and see in the city. If you wish to enjoy this beautiful city, plan a few days stay in the city. Here are some of the best ways to spend time in Florence and make your trip memorable.
Piazza della Signoria and Loggia de’ Lanzi:
This is a lovely open piazza where tourists can see some of the most astonishing statues. The Fountain of Neptune is also located here. The Loggia de Lanzi is a brilliant sculpture gallery, where you find some of the best sculptures of the city, which includes the statue of Perseus. There are several bars and restaurants located in this square.
The Galleria degli Uffizi:
Museum lovers have plenty to see in this gallery. There are some exquisite Renaissance masterpieces which are rare and unique. Plan your visit in advance, since the waiting hours are quite a lot, sometimes extending to five hours.
San Lorenzo Market:
This is the oldest and also the largest market of Florence. Some of the best and freshest products are available here. Spend at least an hour in this market to soak into the Florentile feel.
The huge dome in The Cathedral of Saint Mary is quite famous. Visitors need to climb all the 463 steps to get into the massive dome. There are some tight spaces in the inner chambers from where one gets a brilliant view of city. There is also a bell tower located close by, which offers a majestic view of the city as well.
St. John the Baptist Celebrations:
Those who choose to visit Florence at the time of the celebrations – June 24th, have the unique opportunity to witness the local festivities. There are fireworks display, boat races are held, there are football matches, bonfire and night marathon.
The streets of Florence are beautiful – tourists often feel they are walking in a flower land or a dream destination, where everything seems to be just perfect. Villa il Palmerino is the place to check out for concerts and lectures. There are special tours of the English gardens, with ample opportunities to taste fresh local foods and drinks. Enjoy sumptuous Italian foods in the many eateries and restaurants located in and around the city.