It was 2018 when I fell in love with Siena. Just an hour’s drive from Florence we can find this charming medieval city.

So let’s know a little bit about it!

A brief of history

Known as a roman city, it was the birthplace of the Renaissance art and the home of the Medici families.

The language spoken since the 14th century in this city came to be accepted at the current Italian language, but Florence has also his own dialect as many other italian cities.

It also became capital of Italy in 1865 but finally the capital was stablished to Rome.

Where is it?

How do we get to?

We can arrive to Florence by plane from Pisa Airport, Bologna Airport or Florence Airport.

How to move there?

Florence is a small city and you can walk along its center on foot since its a distance of 4km approximately.

Where to stay?

Florence is divided in 5districts: Center, Campo di Marte, Gavinana-Galluzzo, Isolotto-Legnaia and Rifredi.

The most common to visit is the Center which is made up of the following neighborhoods:

  • Santa Maria Novella
  • San Lorenzo
  • San Marco
  • Santo Spirito
  • Sant’Ambrogio

Things and places to visit

There are many things to visit in Florence especially if you are an art lover, but also as a restless traveller I recommend you things and places you can’t miss

  • Florence express (1day)
  • Florence in 3 days
  • Relax in Florence (over 3 days)

Trips near Florence

Tuscany is a region full of cities that are worth knowing. Near Florence we find:

  • Siena
  • Lucca
  • San Gimignano
  • Pisa
  • Volterra

And what about food?

Italy is a country famous for its gastronomy.

In Florence we can find typical food and drinks like: Lampredotto, ….

Here I have made a list of the best restaurants and bars that I know in Florence:

  • Pizzaiulo

It’s shopping time!

Florence is famous for its fur and leather street markets. There are three main streets markets:

  • Mercato di San Lorenzo
  • Mercato del Porcellino
  • Mercato delle Cascine

Moreover as I said its famous for its food market. There are:

  • Mercato Centrale
  • Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio

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