The birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence offers a feast for the senses with its art, architecture, and Tuscan cuisine. These unique activities let you experience Firenze in a new light, whether you want to explore the art of oil painting, hunt for truffles in the countryside, or walk in the footsteps of Galileo.
Embrace Your Inner Artist
Home of Michelangelo, Donatello, and Ghiberti, Florence is the perfect place to unleash your creativity in a hands-on art workshop. Take inspiration from the masters as you mix watercolors, create your own sculpture from clay, or learn the art of oils in a private studio.
Eat (and Cook) Like a Local
Many travelers visit Florence specifically for the pecorino cheese, Chianti wine, and other regional delicacies. Experience Florentine culture and cuisine first-hand as you sit down for lunch in a Tuscan farmhouse, learn about local ingredients while touring a Florentine market, or master the art of pasta making.
Take the Path Less Traveled
Some 10 million people visit Florence each year to experience cultural icons such as the Duomo cathedral, Uffizi Gallery, and Boboli Gardens. Once you've seen the top hits, these activities take you off the beaten tourist path so you can dig deeper. Travel as the locals do and zip around on a Vespa, explore the city’s scientific history, or learn the ins and outs of Italian fashion.