Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Three-day vacation in Florence

If you are looking for a destination for a short but intense vacation, Florence is definitely an optimal choice. The city offers an incredible amount of art, culture, gastronomy and entertainment and it is possible to visit many of its attractions in just three days. In this article, we will recommend what to visit, what to do and where to eat to make the most of your vacation in Florence

1st DAY

Dedicate the morning of the first day to visiting the majestic Basilica of Santa Croce, just 50 meters from "Residenza Santa Croce", one of the symbols of Florence's long history. Inside the Basilica you can admire the countless works of art by famous artists such as Giotto, Cimabue, Donatello and Brunelleschi and the imposing tombs of some of the most illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli and Rossini.

After the visit, take a leisurely stroll through the lively Santa Croce district and the evocative Lungarni, pleasant routes along the banks of the Arno.

For lunch opt for the traditional Trattoria Del Fagioli or a tasty sandwich from the Trippaio di Sant'Ambrogio in the ancient Mercato di Sant'Ambrogio.

In the afternoon visit the immense Uffizi, one of the world's most important museums which houses innumerable masterpieces such as the seductive Birth of Venus and the radiant Spring by Botticelli and many other works by Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael. You can get lost among the long corridors and the countless rooms of the Uffizi and be amazed by so much beauty.

2nd DAY

Start the second day with a pleasant walk on the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest and most characteristic bridge in the city. Continue towards the imposing Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria, the heart of Florentine power during the Renaissance.

We then recommend visiting the majestic Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with its splendid Brunelleschi Dome.

Have lunch in one of the many welcoming restaurants in the center and in the afternoon go down via Tornabuoni, between the streets of Florentine shopping, and then visit the grandiose Palazzo Pitti and its extensive Boboli garden.

3rd DAY

Dedicate the last day to visiting the Galleria dell'Accademia to admire the magnificent David by Michelangelo and many other sculptures. Another absolutely unmissable stop is the Piazzale Michelangelo, the city's most famous panoramic terrace from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Florence.

For lunch stop at one of the lively local markets and taste a delicious Florentine steak or a sandwich with lampredotto, typical dishes of the Florentine tradition.

In the afternoon visit the San Lorenzo district or go shopping in the central Via de' Tornabuoni.
In the evening end your unforgettable vacation with a cocktail in Piazza Santo Spirito or Piazza Santa Croce, two of the most representative places of the Florentine nightlife.

Happy and long vacation and good trip to Florence, one of the most fascinating art cities in the world!

We recommend taking the time to discover Florence, strolling through the alleyways of the historic center, admiring the Renaissance art and tasting the traditional Florentine cuisine. A vacation in Florence will remain forever in your heart, leaving you with unforgettable memories of this charming and unique city in the world.

Some comments form guests, always welcome

Nice clean place next to Piazza Santa Croce. Close to good restaurants and pasticceria, and taxi stand at the piazza. The hosts Chiara and Francesco are wonderful, helpful and responsive. You can really see they make a great effort for guests to feel at home. Communication is easy.(Airbnb)

Perfect place for our weekend getaway! Nice apartment- Francesco was great and super easy to communicate with. Location was convenient to restaurants and night life. Would definitely recommend! (Airbnb) (Airbnb)