$50 a Day in Florence

Travel Tips, What's New — By katiegreenaway on August 27, 2011 at 1:17 am
Ahh Florence a charming city with so much to experience. But there is one downside, the Euro is very strong and in the center of Florence it is quite expensive. I have complied a list of activities where you will spend under $50 or €35 (at the time I posted this article). 

View from Ponte alla Carraria

To see how the Florentines lived during the Medici era, visit Museo di Palazzo Davanzati. It costs €2,00 a person to enter and the museum was just recently renovated. The furniture and rooms were all redone to look like it once did.

Palazzo Davanzati, Via Porta Rossa

The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most visited museum in the world. A must see for any newbies to Florence and if you are an art lover. The cost is €6,50 a person and it is recommended to reserve your tickets online as well. It will help so you won’t have to wait in line all day long.

Uffizi Gallery

After a long morning of museum visiting, you will be hungry. Sink your teeth into fresh panino or schiacciata made by Luca and Leo of Vinaino di Parte Guelfa. Create your own sandwich or tell Luca and Leo what you like and they will invent a delicious panino you will never forget. At €3,50 a panino plus a glass of wine that ranges from €1,00 to €2,80, it will be one of the most inexpensive meals of your day with flavor and company paired with it.

Medici Chapel

The Medici Chapel is where the most powerful and famous Medici family members have their final resting place. Paying €6,00 a person, you will see Michelangelo’s famous tombstones that he was commissioned to do by the family itself.

Pangie's Bistrot

Finding an authentic Tuscan restaurant is very difficult when you are traveling. Not knowing where to turn, what is considered authentic and how to know the food is truly Tuscan. Well look no further, Pangies Bistrot has all typical Tuscan recipes made by the owners themselves. Mario and his lovely family make all their recipes fresh every day. They make you feel right at home in this little restaurant. A meal will cost you under €10 (which would be an appetizer, a first course with a glass of wine).

Piazza Ognissanti

In these days of watching our budget more than ever, try watching your euros when you cross the pond.
Other Photo credits: Katie Greenaway
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