Florence: Cultural Metropolis & Fashion
Italy’s renaissance metropolis is home to some of the world’s greatest art treasures and noble shopping streets. Florence is tightly packed with imposing historical buildings. The city’s mix of luxury and culture makes it a place of longing for art lovers, connoisseurs and fashionistas.
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Highlights: Florence practically bursts with sights: Foremost the famous „Galleria degli Uffizi“ (Piazzale degli Uffizi), the museum that houses works of Leonardo, Michelangelo and Botticelli. The great cathedral with its dome, Brunelleschi’s Renaissance masterpiece, is also attracting many tourists. The Galleria dell’Accademia ( Via Ricasoli 60) displays Michelangelo’s David, an enormous statue from the year 1502. The bridge Ponte Vecchio is the only one in Florence that was not destroyed during World War II. If you need a little rest from the hustle and bustle of the crowded city take a break in the pretty Boboli Gardens around Palazzo Pitti, then see the works of Ruben, Tizian and Raphael in the museum. Afterwards you can admire the view over the medieval silhouette of Florence.
Luxury shopping & markets Florence’s elegant shopping streets are located in the center between the dome and the banks of the Arno river. Via dei Tornabuoni, Via Calimala and Via de Strozzi will satisfy every fashionista’s longings with quantities of designer boutiques like Armani, Gucci, Versace and Prada. Via Maggio in the district Oltrarno is well known for antique dealers - some of the art pieces and furniture that you can buy here date back to the 16th century. Chic jewellery stores can be found everywhere on Ponte Vecchio. If you are looking for budget-friendly clothes, leather goods and even food you should visit the charming San Lorenzo market on Piazza San Lorenzo or the Sant’Ambrogio market on Piazza Ghiberti.
Elegant nightlife: The Florentine nightlife takes place around Piazza della Signorina, where lots of elegant cafés and restaurants await nighthawks. Also popular are the piazzas in Oltrarno that are filled with laughter and chit-chat until the early morning hours.
Where to stay: There is definitely no shortage of hotels in and around Florence, however, it can be quite hard to find the perfect place to stay. We have handpicked only the best hotels that convinced us with their overall concecpt, their interior design, hospitality and guest satisfaction. Now you can chose your dream hotel from our selection of Small Florence Hotels, charming boutique hotels, stylish Florence Design Hotels and fabuolous Spa Hotels. If you’re just traveling with your significant other - maybe it’s even your honeymoon - you can book a Romantic Florence Hotel or a luxurious accomodation in one of the Luxury Hotels in Florence. Other times a Florence Family Hotel, where you can have a perfect time with the little ones might be the right pick.