Romantic Florence



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There are so many romantic things to see and do in this city that it'll be hard for you to leave. Explore all of the buildings and landmarks in the city center, but also take a few day trips out of town to see some of the incredible villas and vineyards in the Tuscan countryside.

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Day 1 - Florence


Begin your trip with a visit to Casa Buonarroti, a testament to Michelangelo's life and art. Walk through the Piazza del Duomo, and visit the massive cathedral there, one of the world's largest. Make sure to climb up the Campanile di Giotto, a bell tower, to get a beautiful view of the city. For dinner, try exceptional Tuscan traditional fare at Sabatini. The Continentale is one of the city's most romantic hotels, with beautifully decorated rooms and interior, a rooftop garden, and incredible views of the city.


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Casa Buonarroti

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Location:

Via Ghibellina 70
50122 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 055-241-752
fax: +39 055 24 1698


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Piazza del Duomo

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Location:

piazza del Duomo
50122 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 055 2 3320
fax: +39 055 234 6286


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Campanile di Giotto

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Location:

Piazza Duomo
50122 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 55 230 2885
fax: +39 55 2302898


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Sabatini

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Location:

Via Panzani, 9a
50123 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 55 21 1559
fax: +39 055 21 0293


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Continentale Contemporary Pleasing Hotel

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Location:

Vicolo dell'Oro, 6r
50123 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 055 27262
fax: +39 055 283139


Day 2 - Florence


Stop into the Fondazione Romano and the Museo degli Argenti in the morning for an introduction to some of the city's extraordinary art and artifacts. Lunch at Il Latini is always fun, with its lively, family-style atmosphere and food. Travel to the southern end of the city to visit the Villa del Poggio Imperiale, an impressive piece of architecture with beautiful gardens and paintings. Also visit the the Cenacolo della Calza, a convent home to a notable fresco, and the Certosa del Galluzzo. To be sure you'll be able to take a tour, call ahead or look online to make reservations for all these sights. Head back into the city for dinner at Al Lume di Candela, one of the best Tuscan restaurants in town, which has a beautifully adorned interior and intimate feel. Enjoy an after-dinner chocolate (or five) at Hemingway.


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Fondazione Romano

Location:

piazza di Santo Spirito 29
50125 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 55 287043
fax: +39 055 234 6286


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Museo degli Argenti

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Location:

Piazza Pitti, 1
50125 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 55 238 8710
fax: +39 55 238 8699


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Villa del Poggio Imperiale

Location:

piazzale del Poggio Imperiale
50125 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 55 22 6171
fax: +39 055 229 8085


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Cenacolo della Calza

Location:

Piazza della Calza, 6
50125 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 055 22 2287
fax: +39 055 22 3912


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Monastero Certosa di Firenze

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Location:

Via Buca di Certosa, 2
50124 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 055 204 9226


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Al Lume di Candela

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Location:

Via delle Terme, 23r
50123 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 55 29 4566


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Hemingway

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Location:

Piazza Piattellina, 9r
50124 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 055 24 4781


Day 3 - Florence


In the morning, take a tour of the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, an ornate Renaissance palace built by the Medicis. Also visit the Galleria dell'Accademia, where the main feature is Michelangelo's David, among other works. Have lunch at the quaint and fun Cipolla Rossa Osteria Ristorante. Take an afternoon trip out of town for an extended wine-tasting at the Castello di Fonterutoli Vineyards in the heart of Chianti country, and stay for dinner at the exceptional restaurant here before heading back to Florence.


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Palazzo Medici-Riccardi

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Location:

Via Cavour 3
50129 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 055-276-0340


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Galleria dell'Accademia (Academy Gallery)

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Location:

Via Ricasoli 60
50122 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 055-238-8609
fax: 055 238 8764


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Cipolla Rossa Osteria Ristorante

Location:

Via dei Conti 53r
50123 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 055 214 210
fax: 39 055 265 4121


Day 4 - Florence


In the morning, visit some of the incredible churches along the Arno, including the Santa Maria del Carmine, Ognissanti, and Santa Maria Novella, all of which have incredible frescoes and/or paintings, as well as intricate architecture. For lunch, nearby Trattoria Sostanza-Troia has great traditional, easy-going Florentine dining. In the afternoon, further explore the city center, and stop into the Battistero baptistery, one of Florence's oldest buildings, to view the famed Renaissance doors covered in decorated panels, which were even praised by Michelangelo. The nearby Museo dell'Opera del Duomo is generally less-crowded than other Florence museums, but is full of works from the Masters. Have a relaxing dinner at Pane e Vino, which has a vast wine selection, and is quiet and sweet in ambience.


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Santa Maria del Carmine

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Location:

Piazza del Carmine, 14
50124 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 55 21 2331


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Chiese di Ognissanti

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Location:

Piazza d'Ognissanti
Piazza Ognissanti
50123 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 055-239-8700


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Santa Maria Novella

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Location:

piazza Santa Maria Novella
Piazza Santa Maria Novella
50123 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 055-215-918


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Trattoria Sostanza

Location:

Via Porcellana 25r
Near the Borgo Ognissanti end
50123 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 055-212-691


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Battistero

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Location:

Piazza San Giovanni
50129 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 55 230 2885
fax: +39 055 230 2898


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Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Duomo Works Museum)

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Location:

Piazza del Duomo 9
Directly behind the dome end of the cathedral
50122 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 055 230 2885
fax: +39 055 230 2898


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Pane e Vino

Location:

Piazza di Cestello, 3r
50124 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 55 247 6956
fax: +39 055 421 1009


Day 5 - Florence


Spend the day visiting villas north of town, including the Medici villas of the Villa Medicea di Cafaggiolo and the Parco della Villa Medicea di Castello. The view from the Parco Territoriale di Monte Morello is breathtaking, and take some time for a walk around the beautiful Olmo park. There are several cafes and restaurants along the way to grab lunch at. Make sure to call ahead or check online to see if reservations are necessary for a tour of the villas. Dinner at Enoteca Pinchiorri, back in the city, is always an incredibly elegant and romantic affair.


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Villa Medicea di Cafaggiolo

Location:

Località Cafaggiolo
50030 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 055 849 8103
fax: +39 055 849 8103


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Olmo

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Location:

Località Olmo
50100 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 055 23 320


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Parco della Villa Medicea di Castello

Location:

Via di Castello, 47
50141 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 055 45 2691
fax: +39 055 238 8796


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Parco Territoriale di Monte Morello

Location:

Strada dei Colli Alti
50019 Florence, Italy


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Enoteca Pinchiorri

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Location:

Via Ghibellina, 87
50122 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 055 242757 & +39 055 242777
fax: +39 055 244983


Day 6 - Florence


Explore Florence's history with a tour of the Museo di Firenze Com'Era. Have a lunch with a view in the rooftop garden at Terrazza Brunelleschi. Just across the Arno, the Piazzale Michelangelo has a truly beautiful vista overlooking the city. Take a walk across the Ponte Vecchio bridge, probably Florence's most well-known landmark. Then, walk to the Galleria degli Uffizi. Definitely get tickets ahead of time, as the lines can be long, but the incredible collection here of the works of the Renaissance Masters is more than worth any extra effort. Enjoy the best Tuscan cuisine that Florence has to offer with dinner at Cibreo.


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Museo di Firenze Com'Era

Location:

Via dell'Oriuolo, 24
50122 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 55 261 6545


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Terrazza Brunelleschi

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Location:

Piazza Unità Italiana, 6
Grand Hotel Baglioni
50123 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 55 2 3580
fax: +39 055 2358 8895


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Piazzale Michelangelo

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Location:

Piazzale Michelangelo
50125 Florence, Italy


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Ponte Vecchio

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Location:

Ponte Vecchio
50125 Florence, Italy


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Gallerie degli Uffizi (Uffizi Galleries)

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Location:

Piazzale degli Uffizi 6
Off Piazza della Signoria
50122 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 055-238-8651
fax: +39 055 238 8694


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Cibrèo Trattoria (Cibrèino)

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Location:

Via dei Macci 122r
Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 55 234 11 00


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