|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£229|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£185|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£262|
|Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£283|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£161|
Florence is in central Italy, in the heart of Tuscany on the River Arno. With Florence holidays you can discover the wealth of important art works and architectural landmarks from the city's long and rich history. The surrounding countryside is full of villas, villages and country churches, meaning a trip to Florence can be varied between fascinating culture and stunning scenery.
Florence is serviced by Peretola Airport and getting from the airport to the city is easy by train, bus or taxi. The historical centre of Florence is quite small, so it is easy to visit on foot. The best time to visit is between May and September, when you can enoy the warm Italian weather, open air festivals and eating outside. The time zone is GMT+1.
There is so much to see on Florence holidays and a good way to start is to climb the Campanile, a bell tower in the Piazza del Duomo. Although climbing the tower's 414 stairs is tiring it offers great views of the Cathedral and the whole city. The huge gothic cathedral itself, the Cattedrale de Santa Maria del Fiore, was begun in 1296 and is one of Italy's most visited attractions. Florence's famous square is the Piazza della Signoria where they are some important statues including a copy of Michelangelo's David (the real thing is located in Galleria dell' Academia). The piazza houses Florence's town hall and is its historic political centre. Around the piazza there are a variety of cafés and restaurants. The Galleria degli Uffizi holds the world's most important collection of Renaissance art, including Michelangelo, da Vinci and Raphael, as it is also the busiest museum in Italy it is a good idea to book tickets ahead.