Florence in Tuscany is one of the most special cities in Italy and considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. Artistically and architecturally sublime, many sights are within walking distance of each other and thankfully central Florence has few cars.
The city is covered in beautiful piazzas with old statues and al fresco cafés and restaurants. Make sure you get some gelato while you’re here enjoying the sun; the centrally-located Grom is a particularly popular gelateria. There also many street markets in the piazzas selling all manner of things. Walk up to the Piazzale Michelangelo at sunset for a magical panoramic view of the city as it turns to dusk.
The incredible amount of art is one of the main reasons people book flights to Florence. The Uffizi Gallery is the oldest gallery in the world and features countless priceless artworks by Renaissance masters such as Leonardo and Botticelli. Michaelangelo’s David is the big draw at Florence’s other stellar gallery, the Galleria dell’ Accademia. Both of these galleries are prone to long queues, so it’s a good idea to book tickets in advance. Florence Cathedral, also known as the Duomo, has incredible murals on the inside of its dome, as well as excellent views from the top.
When booking cheap flights to Florence, be aware that some airlines land in nearby Pisa. If you get one of these planes, make sure you try to catch that beautiful city’s sights as well which include the Leaning Tower of Pisa.