Travel & Stylish Tips In Florence
Florence is one of the most populated cities of Tuscany and boasts a scene of artistic treasures. As one of the most important cities of Italy, it is also considered to be the birthplace of Renaissance. The city is lined up with architectural masterpieces by artists like Michelangelo; it is one of the most favored tourist spots in the country. With great cultural and historical significance, millions of tourists visit Florence every year. So let us take a look at some of the best places to go to while you are in Florence.
Where to visit
Florence hosts a number of museums, monuments and churches at every nook and corner. Along the way, you might come across some of the markets which consist of a lot of variety.
- San Lorenzo Central Market
Located at Piazza del Mercato Centrale, it is one of the most famous markets with stalls selling meat, fish, fruits, vegetables and bread.
- Antique Market
Located at the Garden of the Fortezza da Basso, Antique Market is the place to buy historical artifacts, collectables and furniture.
- Christmas Markets
Markets are set up in and around Florence during the arrival of Christmas. Known for the delicious food and amazing gifts that they sell, the markets are set in Piazza Santa Croce, Stazione Leopolda Firenze, Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Piazza Santissima Annunziata.
Also, there are a number of local markets at Porta Romana, Vaile Canova, Piazza de’ Nerli, Ponte Rosso, Largo Monzani, Piazza Puccini, Piazza Ghiberti, Viale Cadorna and more where you can purchase clothing, household products and fruits and vegetables.
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Luisa Via Roma
Located in the heart of Florence is the “haven for directional fashion” – Luisa Via Roma. The shopping empire, relevant for both men and women has taken over the interest of tourist visiting Florence for since its inception in 2000. Luisa Via Roma hosts a collection of branded products ranging from Gucci, Armani, Milord, Frasi to choose from at a reasonable price range compared to the inflated price ranges at the other shops. Combining the classic feel with the modern style, Luisa Via Roma provides a fun experience to shop unique pieces of clothing. Be sure to check out some of their sales and save some money on your new unique and trendy outfits. By chance you are not able to make it to the store, go to their online shop. Located at the commercial center, it is a good place to spend your afternoon at.
Home to a number of Italian-style fountains and statues, the Boboli Gardens is located behind Palazzo Pitti. Constructed in the sixteenth century by the Medici family the garden has been through a lot of renovation stages during the years and now includes Roman antiquities in its museum. Some of the other major spots worth mentioning are Palazzo Pitti, Piazzale Michelangelo, Basilica di San Lorenzo, Palazzo Vecchio and Santa Maria del Fiore.
Where to eat
- All’ Antico Vinaio
Location: dei Neri 74, 50122
Features: If you are looking for a place to eat where the meals are authentic Florentine and provided at a reasonable price, All’ Antico Vinaio is the place for you. Having a history of over twenty-five years, it is run by Daniel Thomas Fedra. A small shop perfect to grab a quick bite for lunch, the place is usually crammed with customers. As per the customer, it is all worth the wait because the food there would make you crave for more.
Must Try: All’ Antico Vinaio is known for their sandwiches, stuffed bun, salami and wine.
- La Giostra
Location: Borgo Pinti 10R, 50121
Features: A nice ambient restaurant to have a classy meal. The owner being a fan of classic rock, you can have a nice meal while some of the best songs pleasing your ears. A place where celebrities dine and wine when they visit Florence, the reputation of La Giostra makes it impossible for you to get a table without a reservation.
Must Try: French Pasta such as ravioli, tagliolini, tortellini and pappardelle with meat, truffles and porcini sauces, it combines the traditional dishes from Lorraine and Habsburg.
- La Prosciutteria
Location: dei Neri 54R, 50122
Features: A place for you to spend time with your family, drinking and eating. Guaranteed to provide the best and the fresh food around Florence, La Prosciutteria exquisite Italian cuisine to satisfy your tummy and your soul.
Must Try: Any dish made of typical meat and cheese is a specialty here and do not forget the wine.
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Where to accommodate
- Hotel Davanzati
Location: Porta Rossa no 5, 50123
Features: A luxurious hotel to spend time with your family and friends, Davanzati have all the amenities from breakfast, laundry and dry cleaning services, concierge, high-speed internet, air-conditioned rooms with the minibar. The hotel prohibits smoking but has a bar/lounge to chill after a day of exploration of Florence.
Price (approx): $228 per day
In the End
Florence with its historical and cultural significance is a place to visit for anyone who is into the Renaissance period. The display of the magnificent art by artists like Michelangelo and poetry of greats like Dante fill the space of Florence making it a place that is highly rated in the books of any art historian. Want to travel to Turkey? See what’s funny there!