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3 Days in Florence: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, September 2014

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So much can be said for Rome and the surrounding south of Italy. But those who would sing the praises of its cobbled alleyways, ancient aqueducts, and bustling air of Italian joie-de-vivre, can only help but fall in love with its sister, Florence, for she is like Rome, only somehow more beautiful.

Day 1: Get Oriented

The cultural and historical impact of Florence is overwhelming. Cradle of the Renaissance and home of Machiavelli, Michelangelo and the Medici, the city seems unfairly over-blessed with art, culture and history. It is understandable then, that the labyrinthine alleyways get confusing. Orient yourself with a tour, either by bike, Segway, or the Hop-on Hop-off tour. In the evening, be sure to try some of the delicious local Italian fare in the grand Piazza della Repubblica.

Day 2: Art and Culture of Florence

The Uffizi and Accademia Galleries are world famous for their prisons (yes, prisons) and for housing numerous famous Michelangelos and masters of the 14th and 15th century Florentines, so consider starting your day off there. From here, a walk into behind-the-scenes Florence, where a tour of the Vasari Corridor will lead you on to Piazza Santa Maria Novella and its magnificent Dominican church. Here you’ll see Brunellechi's famous crucifix and Masaccio's Trinity, Palazzo Davanzati, Ponte Vecchio and Dante's house. Wrap up your evening with some leisurely shopping, before falling asleep under the Italian stars.

Day 3: Day Trips from Florence

Florence has many wonders to behold, but one of those wonders is the legendary Italian Countryside. Easily accessible from Florence, the town of Pisa lies a scenic 102 kilometers west, and half of a day is all you’ll need to see its famous Leaning Tower. In the afternoon, it would be a shame to miss out on the region’s superb Chianti. After all, “when in Rome…”

Tours & Tickets

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Cinque Terre Small Group Day Trip from Florence

4.5 star rating: Recommended 600 Reviews

You'll fall in love with Italy's prettiest coastal villages on a small-group excursion to the Cinque Terre from Florence. You've probably heard of the five ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 9 to 10 hours

From USD $197.65

Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence

4 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

Spend an unforgettable day discovering the breathtaking Cinque Terre region on this must-do tour from Florence, with transport between villages included. ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.41

Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Tuscany from Siena

Admire the gorgeous landscapes of Tuscany from above on this 1-hour hot air balloon flight from Siena! This thrilling hot air balloon ride takes you up 2,000 ...  Read more

Location: Siena, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $329.42

Skip the Line: Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 376 Reviews

With limited time in Florence, avoid the crowds and take a walking tour through the Uffizi Gallery before gaining exclusive private access to a collection of ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: Standard Tour: 3 hours
Upgrade Tour: 4 hours

From USD $112.00

Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets

4.5 star rating: Recommended 414 Reviews

Skip the line with a fast-track entrance ticket and head inside Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) in Florence to explore independently. Home to the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: Varies

From USD $32.94

Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 973 Reviews

There is no better way to see Florence than on this hop-on and hop-off double-decker bus. Stops along the tour route include the Cathedral, Santa Croce, San ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 1 day or 48 hours

From USD $26.35

Pisa and the Leaning Tower Half-Day Trip from Florence

4 star rating: Recommended 677 Reviews

Discover the delights of Pisa on an afternoon tour from Florence, led by a friendly local guide. After traveling through the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $60.03

Wine Tasting and Dinner at a Private Tuscan Villa from Florence

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Escape the hustle and bustle of Florence and get a taste for the Tuscan countryside on this 3-hour wine tasting and dining experience at a 17th-century villa. ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.45

Viator Exclusive: Early Access to the Accademia Gallery in Florence with Breakfast

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Get up close to Michelangelo’s ‘David’ on this Viator Exclusive with early access to the Accademia Gallery in Florence. Be among the first of the day to see ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $72.47

Florence Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 153 Reviews

Glide through the streets of Florence on the coolest ride of the 21st century - a Segway! You'll have the time of your life while discovering the many wonders ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.82

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