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Trip List by rentawitch

Florence for amateur art lovers

Oct 7, 2006  just love to visit new places
3.5 of 5 stars based on 4 votes

Where we went on our 'olidays

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Florence, Fiesole, Pisa
  • Category: Perfect weekend
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Never been before
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travelers, Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Fall
  • 1. Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi)
    Uffizi Gallery, Florence

    If you are a very serious art lover, you could spend days here. For the 'light' art lover, then 3 or 4 hours is plenty. The roof top cafe has the most glorious views and lovely food.

  • 2. Accademia
    Accademia Gallery, Florence

    David and The Slaves are the main attractions here. There is a serious of religious panels upstairs and a musical instrument exhibition but this really is only an hour at most. We had time to see this and then go up to Fiesole on the bus in the same afternoon.

  • 3. Ponte Vecchio
    Ponte Vecchio, Florence

    All jewellery shops. There is a great deal of high-end shopping in Florence. The leather goods in the markets are a good buy and you can haggle!

  • 4. Fiesole

    Lovely views on the way up and when you get there. It is worth the extra walk up to the Church and Monastery at the top of the hill for even better views and the look at the monks cells and the perfect little monastery gardens.

  • 5. Leonardo da Vinci exhibition of machines

    On the ground floor of 21 Via Cavour (about 300 yards from Il Duomo) an exhibition of machines designed by Leonardo, some full size, some in miniature with explanations in Italian and English. 5euros, but very worth it. Many of the machines are hands-on with handles to turn and buttons to press!

  • 6. Duomo Pisa
    Duomo Pisa, Pisa, Province of Pisa

    Be warned. the tour of the tower is strictly regulated for numbers and when we inquired at 3pm the next available tour was at 4.40. but we saw it, took the silly photos of us holding the tower up and then had a very nice late lunch at one of the cafes with a great view of the Duomo, the Tower and the Baptisterie.