Learn about the places to visit in Florence Italy, Sights, Food, Hotels and Entertainment


Everything you need to Know for your Dream Vacation in Florence, Italy - Places to Visit, Sights to See, Where to Eat, Where to Stay...

Let me Take you on a Whirlwind Virtual Tour of Florence & Tuscany!

FROM: Suzanne Morrison, from the Tuscan Hills

Are you thinking about taking a dream vacation in Florence or Tuscany? Can you imagine yourself now, walking towards the famous Ponte Vecchio (below) in the early evening as the lights are starting to reflect off the river Arno. Or sipping a glass of fine Chianti while relaxing on a balmy evening and watching the sun set over the beautiful city of Florence?

Ponte Vecchio, Florence Italy

If you are like me, you probably love this pre-trip stage - planning all the sights that you want to see while in Florence and Tuscany, looking at hotels or apartments to stay in while you are there, booking your flights, looking at photos.... the list goes on and on!

I try to visit Italy at least once a year, and Florence remains one of my most loved destinations.

One of my best trips to Tuscany was staying in the heart of Florence for 5 days of sightseeing with lovely Italian food and wine, followed by a week in a villa in the heart of the Tuscan countryside.

Alternate days were spent relaxing by the swimming pool and visiting towns and villages in Tuscany, including Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Volterra, Lucca and some of the remotest spots of the Tuscan countryside.

If you are planning your own trip to Florence or Tuscany, or if you'd just like to learn a little more before you decide to go, read on and let me be your virtual tour guide to Florence and Tuscany!

Ponte Vecchio, Florence Italy

Our trip started at the beginning of September - a great time to go to Italy as you beat the summer crowds and the weather is still good but not too hot. We flew into Pisa, which has a bigger airport than Florence, but is still very handy for getting to Florence, as its just a 1hr journey by train

In Florence we spent a wonderful few days relaxing, walking and sightseeing. If you like art galleries and museums you will be spoilt for choice in Florence, with the Uffizi Gallery, home to the finest collection of Renaissance paintings in the world with over 1700 paintings and 300 sculptures, the Vasari Corridor, Palazzo Pitti, the Bargello museum, Galleria Dell' Accademia and many more.

If you are not a museum lover, there are still plenty of things to do in Florence. We climbed the 463 steps into the cupula of the Doumo for great views of Florence, wandered around looking at the sculptures in the Piazza della Signoria, stopped for a cappucino and some people watching, crossed the Ponte Vecchio and took a walk in Boboli gardens.

You can see a view of from the to of the Doumo's cupula in the photo below - this is not a climb recommended if you suffer from vertigo!

View from the Duomo, Florence

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I'll tell you a bit more about the places to visit in Florence, Italy and you will also find out:

  • Which towns and villages besides Florence can I visit?
  • Should I hire a car in Italy?
  • Is it easy to travel around by train or bus in Tuscany?
  • How to get free brochures to help you plan day trips in Tuscany
  • What is the best time of the year to go to Tuscany?
  • Where are the best places to stay in Florence without breaking the bank?

After spending a few days in Florence walking, eating, sightseeing and museum going we hired a car and drove to our home for the next week - a villa in a beautiful remote spot of the countryside in Tuscany.

A week of pure bliss followed - alternate days of relaxing by the pool in the sunshine and sampling the delights of Tuscan food and wine, then visiting the many different towns and villages that Tuscany has to offer.

Siena was one of the highlights of the trip, with it's black and white striped Duomo and huge sunny Piazza del Campo (below). Other great spots for sightseeing included Pisa with its famous leaning tower, Volterra, perched upon a high hill, surrounded with lush countryside, Lucca with its 4km city wall and San Gimignano with its ancient Medieval Towers.

While on this trip and many of my other previous trips to Florence and Tuscany I took plentiful pages of notes on these not to be missed Italian Eateries, sightseeing spots, hotels and lesser known places to visit.

I am sure like me, you probably want to try and make sure that every day of your planned vacation will be perfect - you want to be spending my hard earned money wisely, staying in the nicest possible hotels within your budget, eating in the best restaurants, visiting all the most interesting sights and relaxing as much as possible.

I would like to give you instant access to all my Florence and Tuscany travel information, money saving tips and answers to all your questions before you leave for your vacation in Florence.

I can help make sure that you ...

  • Have the perfect experience in Florence, even if you have limited time
  • Discover the not to be missed places to visit in Florence Italy
  • Find a special, memorable place to stay in Florence using my accommodation guide
  • Discover the best places for that unforgettable honeymoon or vacation for lovers
  • Save money – get the low down on safe, central, low priced accommodation for budget travellers
  • Have fun family times in Florence – I will tell you the best hotels for families with young children

Learn about the places to visit in Florence Italy, Sights, Food, Hotels and Entertainment

Using the information from hundreds of hours of research, along with my own personal experiences of Florence and Tuscany from previous vacations I have written The Ultimate Guide to Florence, an digital guide containing everything you need to know for the perfect vaction to Florence.

I've also put together a special photo book with 25 pages of full sized colour digital photographs of the most famous sights in Florence, the Tuscany countryside and the towns of Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra and Pisa.

Click here to view a sample page.

In the Ultimate Guide to Florence, I also reveal how you can save money and time – you will find out the opening hours and prices for the best Florence Italy Sights. I'll also tell you where you can eat the tastiest, most authentic Italian food, what the best locations for romantic dinners for two are and if you are on a tight budget you will find out how to save money on food – I recommend where to eat on the cheap.

You will also Discover the best day trips to the nearby Tuscan towns and countryside and last but not least ... Wine! Whether you prefer a Chianti or Pinot Grigio, I will tell you where you can sample the best Italian wines in the vineyards surrounding Florence

By reading this book you will quickly learn about the nicest places to stay, the best places to eat and the not to be missed Florence Italy Sights.

This digital guide also includes:

  • Over 100 links to high quality Florence and Tuscany websites
  • More than 60 colour photos of places to visit and places to stay in Florence and Tuscany

Click here to take a look at the Ultimate Guide to Florence Table of Contents. The book was last updated in April 2012 and is typically updated once per year.

Plus!! Because this is a digital book (Ebook) you can...

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  • View the book on your personal computer
  • Print the book out and just take what you need on vacation - no need to carry bulky guidebooks
  • Copy and paste information from the book into your personal organiser
  • Click on links within the ebook and be taken directly to informative high quality websites where you can find additional information

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Sample Pages from the Florence Book

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Bonus #1 - FREE Visions of Florence Photo E-book - this is a 25 page ebook containing full sized high quality digital photographs from Florence, Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano and Pisa. This photo book will help you to visualise and plan your vacation before you go. Click here to view a sample page of this book. (Value - $10)

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The value of all of these bonuses adds up to $60 but for a limited time only I'm going to let you download The Ultimate Guide to Florence and all of the above bonuses for only $9.95 - less than 50% of what you'll pay for the average travel guide in a shop! (Note - price converted to your local currency when you click the order button)

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Topics Included in the Book

Getting to Florence

  • How to get to Florence by air
  • Airlines that fly to Florence
  • Where to book flights online
  • Getting from the airport to the centre of the city
  • Getting there by Rail or Bus

Where to Stay in Florence

  • Bad neighbourhoods to avoid
  • Budget Accommodation
  • Places to camp in or near to Florence
  • Central hotels that offer good value for money
  • Family Friendly Hotels
  • Luxurious hotels
  • Booking Hotels Online
  • Renting a villa in or near Florence
  • Longer-term accommodation

Getting Around Florence

  • The best way to get around Florence
  • Finding good maps of Florence and Tuscany
  • Cycling in the Florence area
  • Parking your car in Florence
  • Sightseeing buses in Florence
  • Walking tours of Florence

Things to do and Places to visit in Florence

  • One Day in Florence
  • Highlights of Florence
  • The best museums and galleries
  • Buying museums tickets in advance
  • Admission fees to the main attractions
  • How to save money on museum costs
  • Opening hours of the main museums and galleries
  • Gardens to visit
  • The best places to get a good view of the Florence

Shopping in and around Florence

  • Opening hours of the shops
  • Best places to shop
  • Markets in Florence
  • Designer outlet shopping malls near Florence

Places to Eat and Drink in Florence

  • Costs for a meal for two
  • Good restaurants in central Florence
  • Good budget restaurants in Florence
  • Romantic restaurants in Florence
  • Bars in Florence
  • Nightlife in Florence

Daytrips from Florence

  • Seeing Tuscany by Public Transport
  • Daytrips from Florence
  • Fiesole
  • Pisa
  • Siena
  • Volterra
  • Lucca
  • Vineyards and wine tasting in the Tuscany area
  • Nearest Beaches to Florence
  • Map of Tuscany

Useful Information & Facts about Florence

  • Population
  • Currency and Exchange Rates
  • Best time of year to visit Florence
  • Average temperature and Rainfall
  • What number should I call in an emergency?
  • Where can I find a tourist office in Florence?
  • Travelling with Children
  • Crime and Safety in Florence

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