Things to Do in Florence in 3 Days

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When to Go to Florence?

– Florence is best visited in spring or autumn to avoid the summer heat and crowds. Weekdays are ideal, although visiting year-round is recommended. Don't miss the chance to explore this enchanting city!

Day 1 in Florence

The Florence Cathedral, known as Il Duomo, is a magnificent Catholic church featuring a marble façade, a 45-meter dome, and impressive dimensions. The Giotto's Campanile offers stunning views, while the Baptistery of Saint John offers exquisite artwork.

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The Opera del Duomo Museum houses art pieces once in neighboring buildings to preserve their condition.

Visit Piazza della Signoria, home to Palazzo Vecchio and the renowned Uffizi Gallery, with a rich historical background.

Day 2 in Florence

Palazzo Pitti, originally the residence of Luca Pitti, is now a renowned public art museum. It showcases many artworks, royal apartments, silverware, porcelain, antique clothing, and carriages.

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– Explore the expansive Boboli Gardens behind Palazzo Pitti, featuring greenery, a lake, fountains, sculptures, and an amphitheater with an Egyptian obelisk.

– Visit the smaller yet impressive Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's iconic sculpture, David, and other works by the artist.

Day 3 in Florence

Discover the impressive Basilica of Santa Croce, the largest Franciscan church in the world, featuring a mix of Gothic, Renaissance, and Neo-Gothic styles.

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– Capture the best views of Florence at Piazzale Michelangelo, the iconic viewpoint offering breathtaking vistas of the city. Designed by architect G. Poggi in 1869, it showcases the city's charm and was part of a renovation during Florence's time as the capital of Italy.

San Gimignano

When it comes to ice cream, Italian gelaterias are a treat. Grom is well-known, albeit pricey near the Duomo. For better prices and quality, try "oltrarno" gelaterias across the bridges. To taste the world's best ice cream, visit San Gimignano, the enchanting "City of a Thousand Towers" and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

More Ideas for Your Trip to Florence

– Bike through Florence with an English-speaking guide for just €25. – Explore Chianti on a Vespa tour. – Discover the enchanting Cinque Terre and enjoy the picturesque coastal towns.

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