Michael is back in action with another itinerary post guys! We covered Venice for you but promised Florence. So TA-DA. Of course if you have anything to add to this post, PLZ DO. We love hearing your recommendations.
I very much plan on going to Florence again. If not for the beautiful sights, for the heart- ( YES HEART ) shaped pizza. Literal best pizza EVER. I could have eaten ten. Seriously if I lived there I would for sure be 20 pounds heavier than I am…just because of the pizza.
Anyway, I’ll let Mr. Travel Guru, Michael take it away. He really delivered with Florence. We hope this helps if you guys make the trip to Florence! As always, leave any questions or suggestions below. Ok, here’s Michael:
Ok, so I’m going to keep it as short and sweet as possible. I like writing these itineraries for you guys and I want you to get the low-down quickly and efficiently. There are plenty of sites online that will tell you about the major landmarks & museums so I won’t waste your time with all that.
These itineraries are what Lauryn & I recommend based on what we’ve actually done:
PRO TIP: If you are going to Florence for the first time, I recommend going for 3 days max and taking the train to another Italian city/location if you have extra time. The city is small enough to fully walk in a day or two. The train is really easy in Italy so why not see another part of the country if you have the time!
Ok First and foremost… get a Firenze Card
If you are considering seeing the sites, museums and galleries I recommend grabbing the Firenze card. It will save you time. No lines which can be a huge headache. This card gets you in to all the majors.
Boboli Gardens – Go here and use your Firenze card to take a tour of the gardens which are really awesome. You need about 2 hours for this max. After, grab some wine and cocktails in that area.
Piazza del Duomo – The Duomo is amazing, the detail is incredible. Go to the top if you can, it’s a hike though so be warned. Your Firenze card will work here as well. I made Lauryn go to the very top ( she’s scared of heights ) & we both agreed it was well worth it.
Four Seasons Bar Atrium –The Four Seasons was actually an estate owned by the Medici family who ruled Florence for many years. The property is amazing and has an awesome pool and garden that are both worth seeing.
Florence has a really cool bar scene at night. You can bar hop all night if you want!
Wine Tasting in Tuscany – Florence is in the Tuscany region. If you have time one day go out and do some wine tasting. It’s a must in my opinion. If you are up for some adventure there is a really cool town built up in the hills of Siena called San Gimignano.
Last but not least, drink a lot of wine and be romantic. Florence is a really easy city to walk in and see amazing sights. Every building has so much character and detail. Walk around and when you get tired stop in at any number of places and have a glass of wine, rinse and repeat.