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Planning A Perfect Long Weekend to Florence

Are you planning on having a long weekend away from home? If so, Florence makes for the perfect minibreak location. There are endless amounts of things to do, making a trip to Florence something you could enjoy solo, as a couple or with your Family. It is a beautiful city, with a lot of perfectly preserved sites.

Some of the tourist attraction sceneries in Florence include the Academia Gallery (Michelangelo’s David), Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, Domo and Brunelleschi’s Dome and Piazza Della Signoria. Now to truly get the best experience, you shouldn’t forget to plan accordingly. Here are some of the things you should consider when preparing for your trip to Florence:

How to get around

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Pre-booking your taxi transfer from the airport can be done online. They give you the best transport services making your experience in Florence stress-free. Pre-booking helps you save a lot of time and gives you extra convenience. The vehicles range from cars to mini buses, to big buses and transfer options can accommodate any budget and group size.

Go on a Group Tour

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There are lots of places to see whilst in Florence, therefore, to add ease to your trip, I would suggest booking onto a group tour. There are a variety of small or large tours available at an array of prices and for varying lengths of time to suit all travellers. Before you go, make a list of all of the things you want to see and then you can pick which tour would be best to suit your needs. Plus, going on a tour is a sociable way to explore the city as you will get to meet lots of great new people!

Enjoy the delicious Cuisine.

Meals in Florence are cooked in special ways. The following are some of the delectable treats you shouldn’t miss:

  1. Affettati Misti.

It comprises cold sliced meats like finocchiona, lardo and prosciutto.

  1. Crostini Misti.

It consists of toasted slices of bread accompanied by sauces of either liver paste, bean, Tuscan sausage or bruschetta.

  1. Pinzimonio

This consists of fresh vegetables accompanied by olive oil.

Visit Il domo Di Firenze.

The exterior and interior of the church are magnificent. You should ensure that you climb all the 500 steps up to the top of the dome to have an aerial view of the city.

You may also visit the following notable places featuring ancient works of art.

  1. Accademia Gallery.

The Accademia Gallery houses the sculpture of David by Michelangelo. This is the original sculpture and your trip won’t be complete without checking it out.

  1. Museum of San Marco.

This is an ancient Dominican monastery. It houses the works of Fra Angelico.

  1. Galileo Science Museum.

The museum has artifacts dating back to the 15th and 16th century.  There are also scientific and other interesting objects in the museum.

  1. Pitti Palace.

This is a place that was used in the 15th century. It has in it the Boboli Gardens which has preserved Italian works.

  1. The Basilica di Santa Croce.

This is not a museum, but it holds the tombs of Galileo and Michelangelo.

Florence is a great vacation spot, and as long as you plan your trip well, what is not to love!

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