Famous for its beautiful architecture, incredible food and being the birthplace of the Renaissance movement, it’s no surprise that Florence holidays are so popular for city breaks. A city that oozes romance and Italian charm, Florence combines some of the most spectacular monuments, including the world-famous Ponte Vecchio, with delectable food (and great pizzas) and wines. The capital of Tuscany is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world – be amazed at the spectacular Duomo that dominates the skyline, wander along Florence’s warren of streets, head to the markets to pick up souvenirs and jewellery, visit the mesmerising museums, or relax in one of the shaded piazzas. Although holidays to Florence are a little expensive, the city has quite a few hotels that are ideal for budget travellers.
You can travel to Florence anytime of the year. However, the months of May and October receive the highest footfall here and you may need to make your bookings early. July and August are pretty hot and humid while it’s chilly during the months of November and December.
Florence itself has an airport (Amerigo Vespucci) located just 8 km from the city centre. Pisa Airport is the nearest international airport at a distance of 80 km, where all the budget international airlines land. The city is well connected to all important tourist locations in the neighbourhood. Nearest railhead, Firenze Santa Maria Novella (Stazione di Santa Maria Novella) – a terminus railway station is located right in the middle of the city. For those wishing to soak up Italy’s treasure trove of breath-taking sights and attractions, Florence is the perfect city break.
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