Places to visit
We recommends these special and unique places to visit during your stay in Florence and other places in Tuscany
If your looking for recommendations of special places to visit during your stay in the city center or surrounding as locals we made this special selection of our favorite places to visit during your stay with us!
If you dream of wandering through the green Tuscan hills outside of Florence and losing yourself in ancient, medieval villages, maybe even sipping a glass of wine, taste the extra virgin olive oil, relax by enjoying the traditional Italian cuisine, we advises you to visit unique and exclusive places in Tuscany before, during, or after your stay in Florence.
Why visit these places:
*Authentic and special selection based in our experience as a local
*Historical places brimming with history
*Special landscapes and best view
*Comfort & wellness, peaceful places
*Their local people
*Value of the experience
*Traditional practices of the Italian culture & cuisine
*Organic, biological processes and ecological awareness with a high quality of wine or extra virgin olive oil
Our recommendations in the city center:
Florence as you have never seen it
Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze
More than a garden, this place is one of the greatest open-air museums in Florence that embraces another site of culture in Florence, the Pitti Palace. The park hosts centuries-old oak trees, sculptures, fountains and offers peaceful shelter from the warm Florentine sun in summer, a stunning view of the city center.
Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123
Whether you are looking for an activity for the whole family, traditional products, a Tuscan meal, hunting for those local ingredients to try your hands at a Florentine dish or for a souvenir to bring home, the San Lorenzo Market is the place for you.
Le Cascine Park
Piazza delle Cascine, 50144
Located on the right bank of the Arno stretches for around 118 hectares and is the biggest public park in Florence. Perfect for walking, running or biking and exercising outside. Have a picnic in the middle of the green area with fountains and historical monuments, this is a delicious space to walk and enjoy the beauties of its nature and landscape along the Arno River.
Old Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella
Via della Scala 16, 50123
The Old Apothecary, now a herbalist's shop, was used for the sale and display of products between 1612 and 1848, while the historic Sales Room, restructured in 1848, was the place in which the company's customers were welcomed when the increasing fame of the pharmacy made the provision of a room for entertaining customers a must.
San Fedriano Neigborhood
Oltrarno, San Frediano
Nominated by Lonely Planet as "the coolest neighborhood" of the city.
On the southern side of Florence’s Arno, far from the crowds of tourists who invade the sights on the other side of the river, San Frediano offers the most genuine Florentine experience. Narrow streets and tiny sidewalks, small artisan shops and local bars, mixed with the newest pubs and restaurants, creating a village atmosphere where you can almost taste the Florence of the past flavored with the freshness of the young people passing by.
Piazzale Michelangelo &
Giardino delle Rose
Piazza Michelangelo, 50125
The Magical Florence Skyline: Located in the hills of the city, not just a perfect photo opportunity, but a moment of wonder. This is the most romantic and stunning view of the city center.
No matter what time of day, you will find that Piazzale Michelangelo truly offers a stupendous lookout over Florence. Roses Garden: a mix of art & nature, a perfect garden to relax, enjoy the beautiful atmosphere surrounded by flowers and historical monuments.
Fiesole is like a terrace overlooking Florence and its surrounding hills. This is a valid reason to climb up here – on foot, by bicycle, by bus, by scooter or by car – along the few kilometers that separate this little town from the center of Florence. Monuments, museums, churches and historic villas and gardens along some charming paths.A short walk from the square is the main attraction of Fiesole, the vast archaeological site: a green surface that contains the remains of a Roman theater, an Etruscan-Roman temple, Roman baths and the Archaeological Museum that contains artifacts recovered in the area.