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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“greatest collection of Italian Renaissance art, Florence's premier gallery occupies the vast U-shaped Palazzo degli Uffizi (1560–80), built as government offices. The collection, bequeathed to the city by the Medici family in 1743 on condition that it never leave Florence, contains some of Italy's best-known paintings, including a room full of Botticelli masterpieces.”
  • 382 locals recommend
National Park
“The most beautiful Parc along the coast is not far from the property, it is possible to go there by car or by train.”
  • 299 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Boboli Gardens represents one of the first and most important examples of the "Italian Garden", which later served as inspiration for many European courts. The large green area is a real open-air museum with statues of various styles and periods, ancient and Renaissance that are distributed throughout the garden.”
  • 362 locals recommend
Plaza
“Piazzale Michelangelo is one of the best and most famous lookouts for a stunning view of Florence, day or night, and best of all it is free! It just takes a little legwork.”
  • 384 locals recommend
Bridge
“Ponte Vecchio is the one symbols of the city and the one of the most famous bridge in the world”
  • 219 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Academy was built in the 1784 when the Grand Duke of Tuscany Pietro Leopoldo reorganized the Academy of the Arts of Design, founded in 1563 by Cosimo I de'Medici, in the modern Academy of Fine Arts. The new institution occupied the rooms of the fourteenth century of San Matteo Hospital and those of the convent of San Niccolò di Cafaggio. The museum was enriched with the suppression of churches and convents ordered by Pietro Leopoldo in 1786 and by Napoleone Bonaparte in 1810. The decisive event in the history of the museum was the transfer of Michelangelo's David from Piazza della Signoria in August 1873. The most famous sculpture in the world waited nine years, kept in a wooden case, the conclusion of the construction of the Tribune designed by the architect Emilio De Fabris to welcome it. Today's Academy Gallery was established in 1882.”
  • 249 locals recommend
Church
“Most impressive from the outside. Inside can be disappointing. If you want to climb the dome we recommend booking in advance. Don't miss the baptistry. ”
  • 212 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“Litterally a jewl. For food lovers like me, this area produces wonderful saffron.”
  • 172 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Luxury outlet mall that features the High End Designer Boutiques- Ferragamo, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Armani, Prada, Pucci, Fendi, Tods, Chloe and on and on. It is 40 minutes outside of Florence. There is a daily and continuous bus service.”
  • 147 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Pitti Palace is now the largest museum complex in Florence. The principal palazzo block, often in a building of this design known as the corps de logis, is 32,000 square metres. It is divided into several principal galleries or museums.”
  • 161 locals recommend
City Hall
“Palazzo Vecchio was the headquarter of the Florentine government and it still seats the City Council. Centrepiece is the Salone dei Cinquecento, one of the most prestigious rooms in the whole of Italy.”
  • 131 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park along the Arno River, perfect place to have a walk inside the green with spectacular views.”
  • 211 locals recommend
Church
“Pisa is located in tuscany on the Arno near the Lingurian Sea. In the Middle Ages and early modern times, Pisa was a city-state and one of the maritime republics and today the capital of the province of Pisa. The landmark is the Campanile of the Cathedral, known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa.”
  • 106 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Lake Trasimeno is a true natural paradise in the northern part of Umbria on the border with Tuscany. It is the fourth largest lake in Italy and was named after the ancient legend of prince Trasimeno and his love for nymph Agylle. Lord Byron compared it to a "silver veil" and, over the centuries, the lake has charmed many poets, painters and travellers. It became a Regional Park in 1995 and is characterised by a marshy area where, among lush reeds, you can spot wild ducks, cormorants, kites and kingfishers. The lake has in fact always been an important area where aquatic birdlife can stop, reproduce and spend the winter and is the perfect habitat for fish species to reproduce. To learn more about the history of this wildlife and discover the secrets of the fishermen and their tools we suggest visiting the San Feliciano Fishing Museum in Magione. If you are interested in the boats that fishermen used going back to medieval times you can pay a visit to the Boat museum in Passignano. If you are a history enthusiast, plan your holiday following in the footsteps of Hannibal's battle of Lake Trasimeno. If you wish to practice open-air sports you are spoilt for choice - there are bike and horse trails and you can do water sports such as kitesurfing, canoeing and sailing. Any time is perfect to be charmed by one of the towns that surround lake Trasimeno: Castiglione del Lago, Paciano, Panicale, Piegaro, Città della Pieve, Magione, Passignano sul Trasimeno, Lisciano Niccone and Tuoro sul Trasimeno are either directly on the lakeside or overlook it from the hills. Enjoy a trip to the Maggiore and Polvese islands, which can be easily reached by boat the whole year round. If you like good food, you can savour excellent freshwater fish dishes - eel, perch and tench in particular - and try Fagiolina del Trasimeno, Slow Food Presidium, and Saffron from Città della Pieve. Among the typical local products there is also olive oil and wine, which you can enjoy along the "Strada dei vini dei Colli del Trasimeno" (Wine Route of the Trasimeno Hills) The Trasimeno area is famous for the Irish lace of Isola Maggiore, Panicale's Tulle creations and the art of weaving baskets with lake reed.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Park
“Spectacular park which extends for a large portion of the coast where you will find many km of free beach, sand dunes and endemic wildlife”
  • 104 locals recommend
Farmers Market
$$$
“A must in Florence: local food market in the mornings on ground floor and a place to eat, drink, hang around all day”
  • 169 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Centre
“Find your favourite designer brands at up to 70% off, all year round. Half an hour from Prato by Car in Barberino”
  • 54 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Schiacciata fiorentina a sort of focaccia. It’s better to go from 15pm to 17pm because always a big line to order a sandwich”
  • 156 locals recommend
Nightclub
“great vintage atmosphere. Unique place. It is possible also to have a dinner. Located in front of the beach of Forte dei Marmi, La Capannina has been since more than 50 years the most glamour location in the area.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Excellent menu of food and wines.One of the most famous restaurant in Oltrarno for romantic dinner or light lunches VIA SANTO SPIRITO 64”
  • 102 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“If you want to taste the real t-bone steak..you cannot miss a dinner at Latini. Reservation may be needed.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“Gelato is something else here , a lot of gelato places in town but this one is number 1 no doubt ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“One great trattoria with delicious local food at a reasonable price located in one of the best area of the center: the Oltrarno.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Probably the best “bistecca alla fiorentina” (florentine steak) in the city. Recommended booking as it’s very popular. ”
  • 115 locals recommend

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