When people speak of travelling to Italy, they usually mean a tour of the country’s must-see cities—Rome, Venice, and Florence. Of Italy’s “Holy Trinity,” Florence is by far, the easiest to explore and navigate, making it an excellent kick-off point if you want a laidback start to your visit. Florence has a compact historic Centre, small enough to be a breeze to navigate, but large enough to let crowds spread out and keep the city a pleasant tour spot. Florence is easy to fall in love with, especially with its wealth of historical attractions. Below are some insider tips you can only get from a private tour of the Florence Italy:
- The city is best explored on foot. Not only is the historic city Centre perfect for walking tours, but there is also just no other way to navigate around it. Walking its ancient streets will give you real first-hand insight on what it’s like living the Florence life. Unlike bigger cities like Venice and Rome, you won’t need to endure long bus rides just to get to where you won’t be into the city. A good network of buses does run across the city, but unless you’ve mistakenly booked a room at the far end of the town, you probably won’t need to learn much about these bus routes. All you will need is a comfortable pair of walking shoes to enjoy what the city has to offer.
- Florence is home to some of the best art exhibitions in the world. Art museums are in every corner of the city, ranging from the world-famous Accademia to the Uffizi Gallery, and some less visited places like Bargello. Tucked around the city are smaller galleries, museums, and even churches that boast masterpieces by Ghirlandaio, Donatello, and Michelangelo, among many world-famous artists.
- Florence probably has the best gelato in Italy, best enjoyed while shopping its street markets for leather and other exciting Italian trinkets.