LCY → FLR
Freedom of movement
Taxi: 6 £GBP (15 min)
Bus: 1 £GBP (15 min)
Train: 5 £GBP (15 min)
Travel insurance is recommended
As the Renaissance’s birthplace, Florence is literally treasure trove of sculpture and painting. Teeming with with culture, the entire city centre is a UNESCO world heritage site. Art lovers are not the only ones in their element however: shoppers revel in local leather and jewellery, while food-lovers can indulge in Tuscan wine and cuisine.
From its incredibly fashionably-attired locals and world-famous art galleries to its architectural treasures, Florence is a city that exudes beauty and style. That's why Florence holidays are so popular.
Temperature: in summer the temperature can reach 31 while in winter lows of around 7 degrees Celsius are common.
Best time for holidays to Florence: Spring and Autumn.
Florence has a continental climate meaning it has four distinct seasons. Spring is the perfect time to explore the city’s multiple cultural attractions. The weather starts to get warmer around April and the temperature typically reaches a balmy 18 degrees Celsius by the end of the season.
For higher temperatures, visit in summer or early autumn when the mercury can hit highs of 31 degrees Celsius and you can enjoy up to 13 hours of sunshine. Or take in the Christmas markets on a winter Florence holidays; bring a jacket as temperatures are only hovering around 7 degrees Celsius throughout the season.
The cultural smorgasbord on offer alone is worth visiting Florence for. Be awed by the city’s trio of famous landmarks – the Renaissance magnificence of the Duomo, the Gothic splendour of Giotto’s Campanile and at the Basilica of Santa Croce admire stunning frescoes by Gaddi and Gio.
Browse historic shops selling premium-quality good. Take in the finest collection of Renaissance art in the world, and sample rich cuisine washed with wonderful Tuscan wine on your holidays to Florence. Then sip on cocktails at a trendy and hip nightspot while moving to the latest sounds.
The range of things to do in Florence is limited only by your time. Take in the stunning Renaissance monuments and famous artistic masterpieces. Discover luxury shops and markets, tuck into incredible food and experience the truly vibrant nightlife on your holidays in Florence.
Wander around the market stalls selling a colourful range of fresh produce, hand-crafted ceramics and aromatic spices at the Santo Spirito Organic Market. At Fransesco da Firenze, treat yourself to a stunning pair of bespoke leather shoes, or shop for beautifully fragrant beauty products from the famed Officina de’ Tornabuoni, which has been serving clients since 1843.
Wander along iconic Ponte Vecchio Bridge, stopping in its shops and check out the medieval Torre dei Mannelli. In the Duomo, climb to the Brunelleschi-designed dome for spectacular panoramic views. Or head to the beautiful rustic Fiesole on your Florence holidays to escape the city bustle.
Florence boasts two internationally-famous art galleries. At the Uffizi, more than 50 rooms are filled with arguably the finest collection of Renaissance art in the world with works from such masters as Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto and more. Marvel at Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the statue of David, among other famous works of art at the Accademia.
Live like the locals sipping cool Chianti and dining on rustic Tuscan cuisine at the popular restaurant Al Tranvai. Or tuck into a hearty meal of homemade pasta while sampling the flavours of southern Italy at Caffè Italiano Sud.
Dance to Latin music under the stars at Central Park’s open-air nightclub on your holidays to Florence. Or head to the café/bar Oibò, for the latest in dance music while sipping cocktails with the trendy young crowd. If opera is more to your taste, head to Teatro Comunale and take in a performance.