City Breaks to Florence
Widely regarded as Italy's artistic capital, the beauty of this city in the south of the country is immediately apparent when you choose it as your Italy holiday destination.
The walls of the city's many impressive buildings are steeped in history, which makes Florence holidays a very popular choice among a wide spectrum of people, but especially lovers of fine art.
When you arrive for a holiday in Florence, you'll have an easy transfer the 10 miles from the airport to the city centre, after a relaxing two-hour flight.
You can then get down to deciding which of the many sights you want to see – and this could be quite a job, because there are plenty to choose from. But you should start from the Piazza della Republica, the city's central square with its bustling cafes and lively atmosphere created by many street performers.
Close by is the Palazzo Vecchio, or town hall, which was the original home of Michelangelo's famous statue of David, although it is now housed in the Galleria dell' Accademia among many more of the artist's works.
Also be sure to see the city's stunning Gothic cathedral, in the Piazza del Duomo, one of Europe's largest churches.
For those who love to shop, the open-air market in San Lorenzo mustn't be missed, and quality cashmere, leather and silk can be found at reasonable prices.
The cuisine you'll encounter on a Florence holiday varies from cheap and cheerful to multi Michelin-starred gourmet offerings and other quality establishments which for some are worth taking a holiday in Italy to sample alone.
If a holiday in Florence sounds to your taste, take a look at the many possibilities offered on this site. And don't hesitate to contact one of our friendly advisors if you need more advice or help to find the exact Florence holiday you're looking for.