For September, our team at Nannybag choose Florence as the destination of the month. In our article you will discover nooks and crannies of this great city, which was once called “the Athens of the Middle Ages”. That’s why Nannybag has prepared a guide to the essentials to do in Florence! On the menu, museums, parks, restaurants and various activities!

Museums

Galleria dell’Accademia

The Galleria dell’Accademia is Florence’s mandatory stopover. This sublime museum is known throughout the world for its fantastic collection, and more particularly for Michelangelo’s well-known David, surely the most famous statue in the world.

Opera del Duomo

The Opera del Duomo is surely the most beautiful structure in Florence. This gigantic colored dome houses a collection of works with a religious theme. A wonder to be as soon as possible!

Uffizi

The Uffizi Gallery is a Florentine palace, one of the world’s most famous artistic heritages. Built in 1765, its 8,000 m² of surface area is a work of art that matches the artifacts it contains.

Parks

Giardino delle Rose
Designed by architect Giuseppe Poggi, this hectare of garden is considered the best place in the city for a walk! Discover the wonderful layout of this splendid garden.

Giardino Bardini

Giardino Bardini is a Renaissance garden extending over 4 hectares. Inhabited by many splendid varieties of flowers, plants and animals. The garden is also known for its statues, which haunt this mythical space.

Jardin de Boboli
Considered the most beautiful garden in Florence, this garden receives more than 800,000 visitors each year. In addition to its landscape, the garden offers many Roman and Florentine sculptures dating from the 16th and 17th centuries!

Our favourites of Florence

Piazzale Michelangelo

The Piazzale Michelangelo is a square in Florence, a belvedere, allowing you to have the best view of the city! A visit is essential for a magical moment where you will be able to see the whole city and admire the splendour of Italian architecture that characterizes Florence so well.

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Piazza Santo Spirito

To have an experience of Florentine life, what could be better than Piazza Santo Spirito? This large lively square is typical of the city and will allow you to immerse yourself in Italian life. Every 2nd Sunday of the month, Piazza Santo Spirito hosts a market of antiques and handcrafted products.

Ponte Vecchio

In addition to being a point and a pedestrian way, the Ponte Vecchio is also a tourist place where you will find shops and other tourist attractions. This bridge is absolutely worth seeing if you go to Florence, offering you one of the most beautiful views of the city.

Some addresses to eat

Mangiapepe : Perfect for deli lovers.

Panini Toscani : The world reference in terms of panini.

Raviolo & Raviolo : A typical Italian restaurant!

And if you’d like to truly feel the city vibe, then check out FindMyGuides, and book a personalized tour with a local guide.

To read also: How to ensure a successful trip with friends!