Should you visit Florence on your trip to Italy?
Florence is a quintessential Italian city. Culture, history, cuisine, and architecture all combine to create this exceptional small town. It has often been at the center of Italy’s history. As the capital of Tuscany, the city represents a considerable portion of the country.
This charming city is entirely walkable and offers a wide variety of experiences. To help you plan your next trip to Florence, I’ve selected three experiences you may enjoy during your stay.
Explore the Art and Architecture
Florence has cultivated the talents of artists throughout its history. Every inch of the city was designed perfectly to showcase Italian architecture. From grand piazzas like the Piazza della Signoria to magnificent churches like the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence surrounds you with incredible architecture right on the street.
If you choose to venture into a museum, you’ll find famous works of art, such as Michelangelo’s sculpture of David. The art and architecture in Florence are undoubtedly a sight to behold!
Discover the Beauty and Magic of Tuscany
The beauty of Florence is that it’s a short drive to some of the best small towns and wineries in Tuscany. From Siena to Pisa and San Gimignano, the villages around Florence make for a fabulous day trip. Sample Chianti from the local vineyards as you spend an afternoon under the Tuscan sun.
It wouldn’t be a trip to Italy without indulging in some authentic Italian cuisine. And Florence is no exception.
The city is the perfect place to sample classic Italian favorites like pizza, carbonara, and gelato. Still, there are also some regional specialties, such as panzanella or fettunta, that you’ll want to try.
If you want to take your culinary experience to the next level, why not take a cooking class and learn from the masters! There is a perfect little private cooking class that begins with a visit to the local outdoor market where you shop for all the fresh ingredients for the meal you are about to cook in a charming farmhouse with one amazing chef!
Florence is a small but mighty Italian city. Regardless of what you’re interested in, there is something for everyone in Florence.
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Article first appeared on April Powers Travel. All images courtesy of Adobe Stock.
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