Where to go in Florence?
Florence, the capital of Italy's Tuscany region, is an incredible city for the aesthetes. It is rich with many interesting museums, art galleries, churches, statues, and Renaissance art. Florence has a lot more to offer than just the famous scenic sites. Being a tourist, if you're confused about where to go in Florence, then we're there to solve your dilemma.
Following are a few best places to visit while you're in Florence:
1) Cathedral Of Santa Maria Del Fiore - It is popularly known as The Duomo by the locals. The Cathedral is best known for its rich history and architectural marvels. The Cathedral is Florence's most prominent tourist attraction and is considered one of the finest works of art.
The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore surrounds many famous sites, such as the Piazzale Michelangelo, Ponte Vecchio, Medici Villa, etc.
Peretola, Florence's International Airport is about 8 miles away from the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and it can be reached either via a Taxi or bus.
By Taxi: It takes around an hour to reach the destination and costs €140 - €170. To get a taxi, make sure you stand in a queue at the taxi stands, or you can also order taxis by calling them on dedicated numbers.
By Bus: Volainbus runs a shuttle service from the airport to the Via Santa Caterina da Siena, 17. Departures start every half hour from 5:30 am till 8:30 pm, then they may extend to an hourly basis until 12:30 am. From there you can take a taxi to the Cathedral for just €15-€30.
2) Uffizi Palace And Gallery - The Uffizi Palace and Gallery (designed by Vasari, a renowned architect) holds a vast collection of ancient and historical artifacts since 1851. It is a popular art museum and one of the most beloved sites in Florence. It is located in Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy.
Operating hours: 8:15 am to 6:50 pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
Closed on Mondays. The ticket cost €8 (Adults), €4 (Students aged 18 to 25), and there's free entry for children and senior citizens.
How to reach there?
By Train - Santa Maria Novella (SMN) Station is the nearest train station to Uffizi Gallery. You can either take a taxi or bus from the station or if you're light-packed you can cover the distance of a mile by walk and save your penny.
By Bus - The closest stop is Galleria Degli Uffizi Bus Stop, which is located on bus route C1. The Gallery is about 210 m away from the bus stop.
3) Basilica Of Santa Croce - The Basilica of Santa Croce (which dates back to 1212 from the days of St. Francis of Assisi) is one of the most prominent tourist places for visitors in Florence, Italy, where several notable personalities have been buried.
It is located in Piazza di Santa Croce, 16, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy.
Operating hours: 9:30 am until 5 pm (Monday to Saturday) 2 pm until 5 pm (Sunday and public holidays). The ticket cost €8 (Adults), €4 (Students aged 11 to 17), and there's free entry for children and the disabled.