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What to do in Florence in three days?

Cradle of the Italian Renaissance, Florence can be visited breezily and almost completely in just three days. We have prepared a 3-day itinerary in Florence especially for you who have little time in Italy.

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What to do in Florence in three days?

Florence is one of the most beautiful and visited cities in Italy. It is a cultural city, which has made an important contribution to Italian history. Cradle of the Renaissance, Florence is home to art, charm and unparalleled beauty, it is undoubtedly a unique city! Today we will know what to see in Florence in three days. Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patriciayou make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”


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1) What to do in Florence in three days? FIRST DAY

It is always good for any Tour to have a map in hand, so ask the hotel for a map or buy it at a newsstand. This will make your trip around Italy much easier. I recommend a guided tour of Florence so that you can better understand the history of the place! Click here to learn more!

Central Market and the Basilica of Santa Maria Del Fiore

Arriving in Florence, we will start our tour of the Central Market. There you will find typical products, colors, aromas and flavors that impress. Great option for lunch. From there, we proceed to the Florentine queen: the Basilica of Santa Maria Del Fiore (“St Mary of the Flower”) in the equally beautiful, Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square).

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio. It is the third largest church in the world (after Saint Peter in Rome and Saint Paul’s Cathedral in London) and was the largest in Europe at the time of its completion, in the 15th century: it is 153 meters long, 90 meters wide and 90 meters high.

The Cathedral was named Santa Maria del Fiore in 1412, with a clear allusion to the lily, a symbol of the city. To climb the dome, you have to go 463 steps, and to the bell tower 414. The view from the top is impressive but, inside the dome, the passage is very narrow, so if you have problems with small places, it is not advisable. Next to it is the Baptistery, beautiful and worth visiting. . Learn more about Florence Cathedral by clicking here!

Piazza della Signoria (“Lordship Square”)

From there, you can proceed to Piazza della Signoria, where all the ancient history of Florence has passed and which offers us very special buildings. After a visit to the Fountain of Neptune, visit the Vecchio Palace and do not forget the Salone del Cinquecento (“Hall of the Five Hundred”), where various frescoes and sculptures of world importance by artists such as Michelangelo and Donatello are preserved.

Uffizi Gallery and Vecchio Bridge

If you have time, go to the Uffizi Gallery, which is, without a doubt, one of the most famous museums in the world, a beauty that would be impossible to describe in words. From there, you can go to Vecchio Bridge, another must-see in Florence. From there, with a nice walk, return to the hotel, but not before stopping for a delicious dinner at a restaurant near the hotel. Learn more about the Uffizi Gallery clicking here!

Important Tip


Map 01 – Florence In Three Days

What To Do In Florence In Three Days?
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2) What to do in Florence in three days? SECOND DAY

We got to the second day. Recharged and rested, we will start another day of sightseeing in Florence.

Accademia Gallery

On the second day, departing from St Mark’s Square, on foot or by public transport, you will arrive at another AWESOME museum: the Accademia Gallery. Here you will have the pleasure, and the honor, of meeting the famous, and original David, by Michelangelo. In addition, the museum houses priceless works of art, it is also better to buy the ticket in advance. Find out more about the Accademia Gallery by clicking here!

Piazza di San Lorenzo (“St Lawrence Square”)

Leaving here, you can proceed to Piazza di San Lorenzo and spend the rest of the day at the homonymous market. Here, you will find several local and typical products. It presents several options such as food, handicrafts and there are great options of bars and restaurants around it, great place for a nice lunch. Leaving here, already fed, allow yourself to “forget the way back” and get lost in the alleys of Florence.

Florence has countless churches, squares and places of unique beauty! Choose a spot in the city to sit while watching the movement of tourists and locals coming and going. Relax! When the sun is already setting, sit in a bar to enjoy the golden light tinting the city with a coppery hue. The spectacle is beautiful. After: dinner and a well-deserved rest!


Map 02 – Florence In Three Days

What To Do In Florence In Three Days?
Source: Google Maps

3) What to do in Florence in three days? THIRD DAY

After a nice breakfast, we will enjoy our third and final day in Florence.

Pitti Palace and Michelangelo Square

On the third and last day, on the left bank of the Arno River, using public transport, you reach other of the most beautiful places in Florence: the Pitti Palace. The “mandatory” tour at the palace is the tour through the beautiful Boboli Gardens. Once here, forget about the clock! The order here is to visit everything with no haste. The feeling of peace is mixed with a delight for the eyes: an incredible place, surrounded by greenery and beautiful panoramas! Then, crossing the Bardini Garden, enjoy the panoramic view from Michelangelo Square. From here, you will understand everything about Florence and understand why this place is so loved, special, unique and unforgettable. Learn more about the Boboli Gardens by clicking here!


Map 03 – Florence In Three Days

What To Do In Florence In Three Days?
Source: Google Maps

Learn more about Florence

Florence was founded by the Villanoviani, presumably in the 10th century BC and was later inhabited by the Etruscans who settled in Fiesole, a village on a nearby hill. Some of them settled near the Arno River, which was navigable, allowing goods to move easily, with a privileged location. The strategic position was later occupied by the Romans, who set up the camp to control the river and Via Cassia. Later, the numerous conflicts between the most powerful families in the city caused general instability in the government, which led the Medici, a family of wealthy merchants and bankers, to impose themselves on the city government.

About the Medici

The Medici were, without a doubt, the most powerful and influential family in the history of Florence and, therefore, the most famous. The Medici, with the exception of the late 15th century, were characterized by the policies of Friar Girolamo Savonarola and ruled the Grand Duchy of Tuscany until the family’s extinction in 1737.

Why is Florence the cradle of the Renaissance? Impatient to impose rational knowledge and affirmation of dominance over nature, Man created new ways of expressing himself. Literary culture, science, the arts and human activities were brought to the fore between the end of the 13th century and the mid-17th century. This is the golden age of intellect and culture in Europe. Between 1420 and 1446, a working group was created that represented one of the most important moments in the history of architecture and urban planning in the world, thanks to Brunelleschi and, later, to other exponents of architectural culture, which at the beginning of the 15th century made Florence the “city of the Renaissance”.

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Hotels I recommend in the Historic Center

In the Historic Center (Old Town), is really easy to admire all the main attractions of the city very easily. The old town of Florence corresponds to the oldest and most beautiful part of the city. If you want to stay in the real heart of Florence, choose hotels in the central areas of Piazza Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, Cathedral, Gallery of Offices, etc.

If you want some indications of hostels (or B&B) and apartments, I have some options that I suggest if you want to save money; click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices!

If you prefer hotels, I have some options that I recommend with great cost benefit! Click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices.

Hotels that I recommend in Oltrarno

Always staying very close to the Historic Center, you can also stay in Oltrarno, close to the most characteristic craft shops in the whole city and much more. The area is perfect for those who want quiet accommodation and for those who want to breathe the real Florentine atmosphere. At the same time, you will be close to the center of Florence, a short walk from the main monuments, squares, churches, restaurants, shops and museums.

If you want some indications of hostels (or B&B) and apartments, I have some options that I suggest if you want to save money; click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices!

If you prefer hotels, I have some options that I recommend with great cost benefit! Click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices.

Hotels that I recommend in Santa Maria Novella

Another interesting neighborhood to stay is Santa Maria Novella. This is a particularly exclusive area because of the proximity to the station (great if you want to do a lot of tours leaving from Florence) and the famous Church of Santa Maria Novella, a very important reference in Florence.

If you want some indications of hostels (or B&B) and apartments, I have some options that I suggest if you want to save money; click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices!

If you prefer hotels, I have some options that I recommend with great cost benefit! Click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices.

Hotels that I recommend in Santa Croce

Another neighborhood where you can stay is Santa Croce, where the homonymous church is located. This area, located in the southeastern part of the historic center, is close to the most interesting monuments and has its fulcrum in the church of Santa Croce. Among the scenic palaces in this district, there are many hotels that can accommodate you for a wonderful weekend in Florence.

If you want some indications of hostels (or B&B) and apartments, I have some options that I suggest if you want to save money; click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices!

If you prefer hotels, I have some options that I recommend with great cost benefit! Click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices.

Hotels that I recommend in Campo di Marte

Another economic possibility, where you can stay in Florence, is Campo di Marte; in this area there are several well-equipped and affordable hotels. It is a quiet and charming residential area in Florence, well connected to the historic city center by public transport. Campo di Marte has its own train station where several regional and high-speed trains stop, with which you can easily reach other Tuscan cities and major cities in Italy. It is a great choice if you have rented a car too.

If you want some indications of hostels (or B&B) and apartments, I have some options that I suggest if you want to save money; click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices!

If you prefer hotels, I have some options that I recommend with great cost benefit! Click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices.

Hotels I recommend outside the Historic Center

And so, if you decide to breathe a less touristic air, a good choice could be to stay in Florence right outside the historic center, where hotel prices are cheaper and the most convenient solution if you come by car. Another possibility is to stay away, in some nearby town, and experience the silence of the wonderful Tuscan landscape, but in this case it is necessary to have a car.

If you want some indications of hostels (or B&B) and apartments, I have some options that I suggest if you want to save money; click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices!

If you prefer hotels, I have some options that I recommend with great cost benefit! Click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices.


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Conclusion

What to do in Florence in three days? Florence is unique, special and unforgettable. You will hardly ever leave without that unique feeling of “I want to go back”, I will tell you a secret: most people who pass through Florence once, pass twice, three times, four times..

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