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3 Days in Florence: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2017

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So much can be said for Rome, but those who sing the praises of its bustling air of Italian joie-de-vivre can only help but fall in love with its sister city, Florence. Here are the best ways to spend three days in this popular Tuscan town.

Day 1: Get Oriented
Cradle of the Renaissance and home of Machiavelli, Michelangelo, and the Medici, the city seems unfairly blessed with art, culture, and history. Navigate the labyrinthine alleyways with a tour, either by bike, Segway, or hop-on, hop-off bus. In the evening, be sure to try some of the delicious local Italian fare in the grand Piazza della Repubblica.

Day 2: Immerse Yourself in the Art and Culture of Florence
The Uffizi and Accademia galleries are famous for their prisons (yes, prisons) and for housing numerous works from Michelangelo and other 14th- and 15th-century Florentines, so consider starting your day off there. Then take a walk into behind-the-scenes Florence on a tour of the Vasari Corridor, which will lead you on to Piazza Santa Maria Novella and its magnificent Dominican church. See Brunellechi's famous crucifix and Masaccio's Trinity, Palazzo Davanzati, the Ponte Vecchio, and Dante's house before wrapping up your evening with some leisurely shopping.

Day 3: Take a Day Trip to Tuscany
Florence has many wonders to behold, but the legendary Tuscan countryside is a wonder in and of itself. Easily accessible from the city, the town of Pisa lies a scenic 63 miles (102 km) west, and a half-day is all you'll need to see its famous Leaning Tower. In the afternoon, sample some of the region’s superb Chianti.

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