3 days in Florence
Florence, the capital of Tuscany is considered one of the most important cities in the world of the arts, as it was the place where the Renaissance was born. The main sights of the city are its museums, churches, monuments, squares and buildings with more than four centuries of history. Check out this travel itinerary to Florence with the most interesting sights to see in 3 days.
To start your trip in Florence we suggest you to visit one of the main attractions of the city, the Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore. Located in the Piazza del Duomo, it is one of the most important and famous churches of all Italy. The building is simply wonderful, full of details and is one of the works of Gothic art that is now a postcard of Florence. Leaving the Basilica, stroll along the Piazza del Duomo, one of the most visited squares in Italy. With its street performers, vendors and cafes, Piazza del Duomo is an invitation to contemplate one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The next attractions not to be missed are Giotto s Campanile and the Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, which houses the works of Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore and works by the painter Donatello.
Start the second day by visiting the Galleria dell Accademia, which is also known as the Michelangelo Museum. Founded in 1794, it is the first drawing academy in Europe. In addition to the statue of David, the Academy Gallery also features Michelangelo’s famous sculptures known as Prisoners (Prigioni) originally placed in the Boboli Gardens (Giardini di Boboli) and Pietá Palestrina. From there, continue walking to Piazza della Signoria, the center of Florence’s political life for centuries. This is where the Palazzo Vecchio is situated, being the seat of government. Inside, there is also a museum composed of Roman ruins, a Medieval fort and Renaissance works. In the afternoon, be sure to visit the Uffizi Gallery, the main museum in Florence and the most visited in Italy. It has works from the Byzantine style (13th century), to the Baroque (17th century), including the main artists of the Renaissance: Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Botticelli, Piero della Francesca, among others. Simply a must see! On the side of the Gallery you will find a beautiful landscape of the River Arno and other important sights of Florence. Walk towards the river to find the famous Ponte Vecchio, built in the 12th century. This is the only bridge still extant of medieval times; all others were destroyed in World War II. The cool thing is that at night the bridge is all lit up and you can have one of the most amazing views of Florence from there. It’s worth going there.
The third day in the city we suggest starting exploring beautiful The Boboli Gardens (Giardini di Boboli). The Garden of the Grand Dukes of Florence is in Italian style, with an area of more than 45,000 m² designed between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, decorated with statues, caves and small buildings. With the same ticket, you can also see the collection of objects in silver and porcelain. Another must-see nearby is the Piazzale Michelangelo. It is a square that is locate in a very high part of the city, and from there you can have an incredible view of Florence and its main sights. So, enjoy the stroll to photograph, do some shopping, have lunch at one of the many restaurants in the neighborhood and then say goodbye to this beautiful city until the next visit.
- 3 days in Florence
- Piazza del Duomo
- Piazzale Michelangelo
- Ponte Vecchio
- Santa Maria del Fiore
- Trip plan
- Uffizi Gallery