Highlights Guide to Florence, Italy

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Curator’s statement

Florence is a beautiful place and the capital of Italy's Tuscany region. Experience culture, art and delicious food while exploring this iconic city. Florence is a great place to experience with a group or romantic partner. The highlight is visiting local wineries and tasting the local pairings!

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Things to do in Florence, Italy

A cone of gelato.

Cooking class

There are lots of different cooking courses you can sign up for in Florence. I recommend a pasta making course. I recommend exploring EatWith & AirBnB Experiences to find an excursion that suits your group's needs. Bonus: visiting the markets is an awesome part of the experience! Try to find an outing where shopping is included.

Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio

Fresh food market and specialty foods. This indoor market has been around since 1873.

Pizzale Michelangelo

Plaza in Florence with panoramic views of the city. You can walk up the stairs if you're looking for more activity, or take a cab directly to the top. Make sure to check out the nearby gardens, Giardino delle Rose and Giardino dell'iris. Additionally, the Chiesa di San Salvatore al Monte is a local church with stunning grounds. Perfect area to visit for sunset!

Winery Tour

You can't visit Tuscany without hitting the local wineries! Try Tenuta Torciano. There are options on their website directly for wine tastings/lunch offerings. You can also find tours that will take you to multiple wineries online! Let me know if you'd like help finding an excursion.

Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella

Check out the oldest pharmacy in the world dating back to 1221. The pharmacy itself almost doubles as a mini art gallery!

Places to eat & drink in Florence, Italy

Italian pasta with ragu.


Divina Terrazza: Located on the 6th floor of the Grand Hotel Cavour. 360-views of the city and Duomo. Book your table ahead of time. Try for sunset!

MAD Souls & Spirits: Try - Figli Della Staller

Nof Eat & Drink: Cozy late-night spot with live music!


Pino's Sandwiches: Great option for lunch. Tiny deli that packs a big punch of flavor! Try the Caprese and Italia.

Berbere Pizza: Sourdough crust. Don't skip the dipping sauces and Montanarine.

Paszkowski Cafe: Located on Piazza della Republica. Great spot for brunch! Sit outside and enjoy one of their delicious cocktails along with your meal.

La Loggia: Overlooking Florence, La Loggia is near Pizzale Michelangelo. After exploring the area, grab a drink and food. Try: Hugo Spritz.

Angel Roof Bar & Restaurant: Stunning city views. Try: Raviolo Nero and the Muhallabi for dessert.

Serre Torrigiani: Bistro in beautiful gardens. Spend some time enjoying the historic greenhouses and grounds before sitting down for lunch or dinner.

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