HomeEuropeItalyFlorenceFlorence Trip + Itinerary Guide for First-Timers By Marcos Detourista. Updated on June 7, 2018.Here’s a detailed Florence travel guide with sample itinerary, budget, spots to visit, places to stay & more. Places Flights Hotels Tours PromoIf you ask me what me to name my favorite destination in Italy, I’d easily tell you it’s Florence!This city in Northern Italy is famous for being the birthplace of the Renaissance and one of the most beautiful historical centers in Europe. It is rich in old architecture, history, and art — among them Michelangelo’s David and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.Florence is well-worth visiting on its own but what made me put it at the top of my bucketlist in Italy was its position as an excellent base to explore other travel goals nearby including the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa; wineries and well-preserved medieval towns in Tuscany; and the colorful seaside villages of Cinque Terre.Traveling to Florence for the first time? This detailed travel guide will make it easy for you to plan a trip, save money, and maximize your time.Scroll down to read must-know travel tips before you go, followed by a sample itinerary + budget breakdown, recommended hotels/places to stay, things to do/places to visit and lots of extra travel tips.Florence Travel Guide Blog Contents1. Get Started2. Florence Itinerary3. Florence Budget4. Where to Stay in Florence5. Travel Tips Before You Go6. Places to Visit in Florence + Things To Do7. More Travel Guides & BlogsGet StartedHow to get to Florence — Florence, in Northern Italy, is most popularly reached by train. Travel time is 1 hour from Pisa, 1 hour and 20 minutes from Rome, and 2 hours from Venice or Milan.How many days in Florence? — I recommend that you consider planning at least 5 days to visit Florence and go on day trips to must-visit destinations nearby like Pisa, the Tuscan countryside, and Cinque Terre.Book your hotel early — Stay within easy walking distance from Florence Santa Maria Novela central train station or anywhere within Florence’s historic centre. Grab rock-bottom rates and avoid fully-booked rooms by booking online as soon as you know you’re going. Click below to compare discounts and read reviews by other travelers.Cheapest ratesBest hotel reviewsCheck prices online and pre-book discounts — Save money by checking discounts on tours, museum/attraction tickets & transport. Booking before you leave also saves you time and avoid hassles of bringing/withdrawing cash during your actual trip.See top discountsSee moreWhen to visit Florence? — Florence experiences a relatively mild climate that can be enjoyed all year. Each season has its charms but for pleasant temperatures and a high chance of clear blue skies, the best month to visit is around May or October. This time is also the high season, so book early.Florence ItineraryHere’s a sample 5 days & 4 nights (5D4N) itinerary for your trip to Florence. It’s suited for first-time visitors who want to go sightseeing in Florence and nearby destinations. This itinerary includes a day trip to Pisa, Cinque Terre villages and medieval towns in Tuscany in addition to 1–2 days sightseeing in Florence’s historical centre.Feel free to tweak the activities & timings below based on your traveling style, schedule, & attractions that interest you the most.Day 1: Florence arrival Santa Maria Novella Church, Florence, ItalyTimeActivityTrain to FlorenceArrival in Firenze Santa Maria Novella (SMN) central railway stationTransfer to hotelFlorence hotel check-inDay 2: Tuscany countryside San Gimignano historical centre, Tuscany, Italy San Gimignano historical centre, Tuscany, Italy Siena Cathedral, Tuscany, Italy Piazza del Campo in Siena, Tuscany, ItalyTimeActivity8:45 amMeet-up guide for Tuscany tour.9:45 amMonteriggioni11:00 amSiena historic center, Piazza del Campo & Siena Cathedral3:00 pmSan Gimignano historic center5:00 pmChianti area wine estate & wine tasting7:15 pmBack to FlorenceDay 3: Cinque Terre & Pisa Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy Marcos and Gael (thepinaysolobackpacker) in Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy Leaning Tower of Pisa, ItalyTimeActivity7:00 amFlorence to La Spezia trainBuy Cinque Terre card at the Cinque Terre point office in La Spieza station9:25 amLa Spezia to Vernaza, Cinque Terre train9:30 amVernaza sightseeingRiomaggiore (optional)3:24 pmTrain to La Spezia4:10 pmLa Spezia to Pisa train6:00 pmPisa train station to Leaning Tower of Pisa bus6:15 pmLeaning Tower of Pisa & Pisa CathedralPisa to Florence trainDay 4: Florence historical center View from Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence, Italy Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy Pitti Palace in Florence, Italy Brunelleschi’s Dome at the Florence Cathedral (Duomo), Italy Florence Cathedral rooftop/dome view, in Florence, ItalyTimeActivity7:00 amBus to Piazzale Michelangelo7:30 amPiazzale Michelangelo8:15 amPiazzale Michelangelo to Pitti Palace bus8:30 amBoboli Gardens10:30 amPitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti)1:00 pmPitti Palace to Florence historical center bus1:30 pmPiazza del Duomo2:30 pmFlorence Cathedral (Il Duomo di Firenze)5:00 pmPiazza della Signoria & Palazzo VecchioDay 5: Florence departureTimeActivityContinue sightseeing around Florence historical centreHotel check-outTransfer to Florence SMN central stationTrain to next destinationThe itinerary above is very similar to what I and travel buddy, Gael, did during our trip to Florence.We only spent one full day exploring Florence’s historical center, which was not enough time to appreciate the major sites. If you are interested in seeing the famous artworks and museums, I highly suggest spending at least 2 full days just for Florence (not including the day trips). In addition, move Pisa on a separate day, so you can have a more flexible full day visiting the different towns in Cinque Terre.Florence BudgetYour travel expenses will largely depend on your traveling style and how much you plan to spend on activities, accommodations & food. To help you set your own budget, here are budget estimates if you follow the 5 days and 4 nights (5D4N) itinerary posted above. Make sure to review all discounts & online booking prices.Transport expenses breakdownEUR 28Florence to La Spezia roundtrip train tickets— EUR 14 per person per way x 2.EUR 16Cinque Terre card — Per person. Includes entry fee and unlimited train rides within Cinque Terre.EUR 6Bus fares within Florence & Pisa — EUR 1.2 per person per trip.Activities/attraction costs breakdownEUR 10Boboli Gardens — Entrance/admission ticket. Per person.EUR 16Pitti Palace — Entrance/admission ticket. Per person.EUR 50Guided tour of Tuscany (Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni & Chianti) from Florence — Per person discount price online. Includes: Professional guide; Whole day transportation; Entrance fee to Siena Cathedral, Entrance to a rustic wine estate; Sampling of wines, extra-virgin olive oil and other regional productsBook discount hereBudget Trip – Backpacker ExpensesEUR 50Transport — Bus & train fares within Florence, Pisa & Cinque TerreEUR 80Accommodations — 4 nights in a budget hostel. EUR 20 per bed per night x 2.EUR 180Food — EUR 45 food budget per day.EUR 316Sub-total — Excluding attractions/activities & flights. Including accommodations, food & transport. Excluding attractions/activities & train fares to/from Florence. Approximately PHP 19,456 / USD 370 / SGD 496. Or, a daily budget of EUR 79 / PHP 4,864 / USD 92 / SGD 124.EUR 76Activities — Admission tickets/entrance fee on selected activities above.EUR 386Total — Including activities & 5 days expenses above. Approximately PHP 23,766 / USD 452 / SGD 606. Or, a daily budget of EUR 97 / PHP 5,942 / USD 113 / SGD 152.Other activitiesEUR 46Guided Tour to Florence Duomo and the Secret Terraces with Fast Track Entry — Per person discount price online. Includes professional guide, fast track entry, entrance fees/access to the Cathedral, Crypt, Baptistery, Giotto’s Bell Tower and Brunelleschi’s Dome for 48 hoursBook discount hereWhere to Stay in FlorenceMost accommodations in Florence are conveniently located in the historical center, within easy walking distance to the main tourist spots.If you’re looking for an affordable room, consider booking a budget hotel or hostel located in the area of Santa Maria Novella train station, but not too far from the Florence Cathedral (Duomo).If you’re set on a splurge, book your stay in the area between the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, and Santa Croce.Book your room sooner rather than later if you already have your dates set. Cheaper-priced rooms tend to get fully booked faster, especially during busy days like weekends, holidays & peak tourist seasons.Click below to see rates and compare hotels in Florence within your budget. The best locations & properties with the highest review scores are pre-selected to make it easy for you to pick the perfect place to stay.Best Luxury Hotels in FlorenceSplurge at the best 5-star and 4-star hotels in Florence.Check all rates & reviewsFour Seasons Hotel FirenzeHistorical CenterBook hereHorto ConventoHistorical CenterBook hereEUR 200 / USD 234 / PHP 12,314 or less4-Star & 5-Star hotel promo rates — Grab massive discounts on luxury rooms available for booking today.Check all rates & reviewsEUR 120 / USD 140 / PHP 7,388 or lessRecommended 3-Star & budget hotels — Great-value rooms for travelers seeking comfort at affordable rates. Perfect for those traveling with family & friends.Check all rates & reviewsHotel del CorsoHistorical CenterBook hereHotel JolìHistorical CenterBook hereEUR 80 / USD 94 / PHP 4,926 or lessBest budget hotels in Florence — For travelers looking for decent yet affordable accommodations.Check all rates & reviewsHotel MiceliHistorical CenterBook hereHotel DaliHistorical CenterBook hereEUR 40 / USD 47 / PHP 2,463 or lessBest hostels & budget hotels — Cheap hotels & places to stay for backpackers/solo travelers on a tight budget.Check all rates & reviewsMy FriendsHistorical CenterBook herePlus Florence HostelHistorical CenterBook hereEUR 20 / USD 23 / PHP 1,231 or less.Cheapest places to stay in Florence.Check all rates & reviewsFlorence Travel Tips Before You GoItaly tourist visa for FilipinosHow to get to FlorenceTrains to FlorenceFlights to FlorenceThe Philippines, Singapore & Southeast Asia to FlorenceHow to get around Florence?What currency to carry when traveling to Italy?Useful travel apps & websites for FlorenceShould I book my Florence hotel online?Pre-book your Florence tours & attraction tickets onlineItaly tourist visa for FilipinosItaly is part of the Schengen Area. As such, Pinoy travelers (Philippine passport holders) need to have a valid Schengen visa to visit Italy for tourism purposes.Schengen visas can be issued by any country in the Schengen area (see list of Schengen member states here). Travellers must apply to the embassy or consulate of the country which they intend to visit.In cases of travellers visiting multiple countries in the Schengen area, travellers must apply to their main destination’s embassy or consulate. Usually, the main destination is the country they intend to visit the longest. If the main destination cannot be determined, the traveller should apply for the visa at the embassy of the Schengen country of first entry.In my case, I applied for a Schengen Visa in Greece because it was my main destination. With a valid Schengen Visa, I’m allowed to visit Italy as well as all other countries in the Schengen Area.Learn more about the Visa policy of the Schengen Area.How to get to FlorenceFlorence in Northern Italy can be easily reached by train from any Italian city or by crossing from France (southeast), Switzerland, Austria (west), and Germany (south via Austria).Or, by flying to Florence Airport from many major European cities.Florence is located between Milan/Venice and Rome.If you are also visiting Rome and other destinations in Northern Italy particularly Venice and/or Milan, maximize your itinerary by traveling to Florence on your way to/from Rome.Start your trip in Rome. Then take the train to Florence (1 hour and 20 minutes) before continuing your journey to Venice or Milan (2 hours to either city).For example, you can follow these routes:Rome – Florence – Milan – VeniceRome – Florence – Venice – MilanVenice – Milan – Florence – RomeMilan – Venice – Florence – RomeIt’s okay to do it in reverse, ending in Rome or traveling onward to Southern Italy.Trains to FlorenceFlorence’s Firenze Santa Maria Novella, commonly abbreviated as SMN, is the main central station of the city. It’s located right in the city/historic, a 10-minute/800m walk to the Duomo (Florence Cathedral).Travel time by train is approx. 1 hour from Pisa, 1 hour and 20 minutes from Rome, and 2 hours from Venice or Milan.Train tickets can be booked online on Loco2, Italiarail and Trenitalia.Italy Eurail PassExplore all of Italy with one rail pass – without the hassle of collecting multiple train tickets. Travel at your own pace and get unlimited train rides for 3, 4, 5, or 8 non-consecutive days. Price online starts at EUR 159 / PHP 9,600+.Pre-book hereFlights to FlorenceFlights to Florence arrive at Florence Airport, Peretola (IATA: FLR; Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola; Amerigo Vespucci Airport). This international airport is mainly served by full-service airlines and as a focus city of the Spanish low-cost carrier Vuellig.Other more well-connected airports nearby include Pisa International Airport, Rome Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport & Rome Ciampino airportThe Philippines, Singapore & Southeast Asia to FlorenceThere are no direct connections between Florence and The Philippines or any airport in Southeast Asia. So, the best option is to transit via Rome, Milan, or Venice.In my case, I arrived in Europe by flying to Athens, Greece from Singapore. Then, flew to Paris and traveled by train to Florence via Colmar (Eastern France), Switzerland, and Milan.How to get around Florence?Exploring Florence, even on foot, is easy thanks to the compact size of its historic centre.There are many options for hotels and accommodations in the historic centre or near Florence SMN central station. From hotels in the city, distances to most attractions are close enough to walk comfortably.You can also go by public bus or hop-on/hop-off tourist buses.In addition, frequent trains connect Florence to Pisa, other destinations in Tuscany Province, and nearby destinations such as Cinque Terre.Public BusFlorence’s public transport is largely served by city buses.Bus routes are included in Google Maps’ transit directions feature.The bus fare is EUR 1.20 each per ticket, valid for 90 minutes. You could get on and off onto different buses and you use the same ticket within the 90-minute allowance.Alternatively, you can also buy a 4-ride ticket that costs EUR 4.70.Make sure to buy your ticket before boarding the bus. Tickets can be purchased from the ATAF booth within the SMN train station or any shop/convenient store with the “ATAF” stickers on their shop windows.Right after boarding the bus, remember to put your ticket in the ticket validating machine. The date and time are then printed on the ticket, starting the time validity of your ticket.Passengers caught without a validated ticket risk fines of EUR 40–240.Florence Hop-on Hop-off Tourist BusTour Florence at your own pace. Hop on and off at any of the 41 available stops valid for 1, 2, or 3 days.The price online starts at EUR 23 per person.Pre-book hereWhat currency to carry when traveling to Italy?Euro (€) is the official currency of Italy. Use ATMs to get money because they offer the best exchange rate.Make sure to activate your card for international withdrawals before you leave. You can do this by calling or visiting your bank. If available & fees are not that high, changing money before you leave is also a good option.Use credit cards & pre-book online whenever you can to avoid carrying large amounts of cash during your trip.Avoid currency exchange stalls because they offer the worst rates.Useful travel apps & websites for FlorenceGoogle Maps — Remember to download the offline maps before you go to access the map even if you don’t have mobile data.Use the directions feature if you plan to get around Florence on your own. I love this feature because I often like to wander around places that I visit & see the sights on foot. The directions on Google Maps is also super useful because it displays bus & tram routes in Florence. It only works online, so you will need internet access.Maps.me — Excellent Google Maps alternative that automatically saves offline maps.XE Currency — Free & easy currency converter.Google Translate — Very useful when communicating with locals who do not understand/speak English.Agoda & Booking.com — My go-to for convenient hotel bookings & cheap rates. For home/apartment rentals, check listings on Airbnb.Skyscanner & Momondo — These top flight search apps make it super easy to compare airfares from multiple airlines. Download the app & sign-up to the price alerts for updates on cheap flights.Get Skyscanner for iOSAndroidTripAdvisor — Great for restaurant reviews & recommendations. One of the features that I use often is the “cheap eats” filter & the map view.Go to websiteShould I book my Florence hotel online?Book your stay sooner rather than later if you already have your dates set. Cheaper-priced rooms tend to get fully-booked faster, especially during busy days like weekends, holidays & peak tourist seasons.I frequently book my stay with the sites below to grab rock-bottom prices & enjoy hassle-free trips. Click below to see today’s lowest prices.AgodaBooking.comHaving hotel reservations is very important when traveling abroad because immigration officers often require tourists to provide the address of their accommodation. In addition, here top reasons why I prefer to book online & why you should too:Wide selection of hotels/hostels.Often cheaper prices than walk-in rates. Earn rewards points for every booking. The more you book, the more you earn!Trusted by millions of travelers. Read reviews from actual staying guests.Instant confirmation and free cancellation on most properties.Pay in your home currency. Worry less about bringing cash/exchanging currencies. Convenient & secure payment by credit card or Paypal.Fast customer support.Pre-book your Florence tours & attraction tickets onlineI often book online to enjoy discounts and cashless convenience during my actual trip. Always check prices of tours and attraction tickets on these booking sites:KlookGetYourGuidePrices are often cheaper than booking on-site. Huge discounts on many activities.Maximize your trip! Avoid wasting time queueing at ticket booths & shopping for tours.Get a good idea what to expect. Knowing all the inclusions/non-inclusions & reading user reviews is very helpful to make an informed decision.Earn rewards points for every booking.Pay in your home currency. Worry less about bringing cash/exchanging currencies.If you’re booking tours and you’ve already finalized your travel dates, book early, especially if you are traveling with family/friends to lock-in those open slots for everyone in your group.Places to Visit in Florence + Things To DoCheck out these top tourist spots, best places to visit & things to do in Florence.1. Piazzale Michelangelo2. Pitti Palace3. Boboli Gardens4. Florence Historical Centre5. Florence Cathedral (Duomo)6. Uffizi Gallery7. Palazzo Vecchio8. Santa Maria Novella Church1. Piazzale Michelangelo View from Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence, Italy Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence, Italy Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence, ItalyA must-visit for stunning views overlooking Florence. Enjoy the best light by visiting during the early morning or late afternoon hours.How to get there: Ride Bus #11 or #12. By foot, cross the Ponte alle Grazie Bridge or Ponte Vecchio Bridge and walk to Piazza Poggi. From there, follow the uphill trail to Piazzale Michelangelo.Admission/Entrance fee: Free (public space)Address: Piazzale Michelangelo, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy2. Pitti Palace Pitti Palace in Florence, Italy Pitti Palace in Florence, Italy Pitti Palace in Florence, ItalyOriginally built for the Pitti family and later sold to the Medicis, this enormous residence showcases the lavish lifestyle of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany. The Pitti Palace is now the largest museum complex in Florence.The main attraction here is the Palatine Gallery and Royal Apartments, which houses priceless Renaissance paintings and lavish rooms decorated in high baroque style. The highly ornate ceilings with frescoes and elaborate stucco work were jaw dropping!Admission/Entrance fee: EUR 16 from March 1 – October 31 EUR 10 from November 1 – February 28/29Opening hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm/7:30 pm (depending on the season) Address: Piazza de’ Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy.3. Boboli Gardens Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy Boboli Gardens in Florence, ItalyPart of the Pitti Palace complex, the Boboli Gardens is the largest green space in Florence.You won’t run out of Instagram-worthy photos here with sprawling landscaped gardens, cypress-flanked trails, terraces and tunnels formed by the trees, fountains, and statues.Admission/Entrance fee: EUR 10 from March 1 – October 31 EUR 6 from November 1 – February 28/29Opening hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm/7:30 pm (depending on the season) Address: Piazza Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy.4. Florence Historical Centre Florence Cathedral rooftop/dome view, in Florence, Italy Arno River in Florence, Italy Piazza della Repubblica in Florence, ItalyA UNESCO World Heritage Site, this compact and extremely beautiful historical center is where you can find almost all of the main sights you’ll be seeing in Florence. It’s easily walkable, perfect for travelers who love to wander around on their own.5. Florence Cathedral (Duomo) Brunelleschi’s Dome at the Florence Cathedral (Duomo), Italy Florence Cathedral (Duomo), Italy Northern Terrace (reserved access area) at the Florence Cathedral (Duomo), ItalyKnown as the Il Duomo di Firenze in Italian or simply the “Duomo”, this architectural masterpiece is a must-visit in Florence. Its famous dome, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, is the largest masonry dome in the world.Don’t miss climbing to the top of the dome for breathtaking views of Florence. On the way up, enjoy a close-up of the massive frescoes that decorate the entire ceiling (inner dome).Admission/Entrance fee: EUR 18 per person. Includes entry to the Cathedral, the Dome, the Baptistery, Crypt, Campanile di Giotto and the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo.Opening hours (Cathedral): 10 am to 3:30 pm or 5:00 pm (depending on the month/season) Opening hours (Dome): 10 am to 7 pm Address: Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy.Guided Tour to Florence Duomo and the Secret Terraces with Fast Track EntryDiscount price online is EUR 46 per person. Includes professional guide, fast track entry, entrance fees/access to the Cathedral, Crypt, Baptistery, Giotto’s Bell Tower and Brunelleschi’s Dome for 48 hours.Book discount here6. Uffizi Gallery Uffizi Gallery, Florence, ItalyHouses an impressive collection of priceless art, particularly from the period of the Italian Renaissance, including The Birth of Venus and other works by Sandro Botticelli, Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo and Caravaggio.Admission/Entrance fee: EUR 20 from March 1 – October 31 EUR 12 from November 1 – February 28/29Opening hours: 8:15 am to 6:50 pm Address: Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy7. Palazzo Vecchio Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, ItalyThe town hall of Florence. It overlooks the Piazza della Signoria with its copy of Michelangelo’s David statue.Admission/Entrance fee: Entry ticket to the museum, archaeological site and battlements costs EUR 18 per person. Entry to the museum only costs EUR 10 per person.Opening hours: 9 am to 7 pm Address: Piazza della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy.8. Santa Maria Novella Church Santa Maria Novella Church, Florence, ItalyLocated across from Florence SMN central railway station, it is the first great basilica in Florence.Admission/Entrance fee: EUR 7.5 per person.Opening hours: 9 am to 5:30 pm or 7 pm (depending on the season/month) Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 18, 50123 Firenze FI, ItalyBeyond Florence1. Leaning Tower of Pisa2. Tuscany3. Siena4. San Gimignano5. Cinque Terre1. Leaning Tower of Pisa Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy Pisa Cathedral, ItalyYou can easily tick this world-famous landmark off your bucketlist by going on the 1-hour train from Florence to the city of Pisa.How to get there: From Pisa Centrale train station, take the LAM Rossa (red) bus line to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The bus fare is EUR 1.20 per person. Make sure to buy the round-trip tickets at the station, before boarding the bus. Or, walk (2 kilomers/25 minutes).Admission/Entrance fee: Access to the grounds and the Cathedral is free. If you want to climb up the tower, the entry ticket costs EUR 18 per person.Opening hours: 10 am to 6 pm Address: Piazza del Duomo, 56126 Pisa PI, Italy2. Tuscany San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy Wine tasting in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy Monteriggioni Castle in Tuscany, ItalyI and Gael thoroughly enjoyed a guided tour around the Tuscan countryside that we booked on Klook.On a full day tour from Florence, we were able to experience wine tasting in Chianti and wander around a few of the best-preserved medieval-era towns in the area including Monteriggioni, Siena, and San Gimignano.If like us, you have limited time, I highly recommend that you get a tour package to maximize your sightseeing instead of going DIY.Guided tour of Tuscany (Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni & Chianti) from FlorenceEUR 50 per person discount price online. Includes: Professional guide; Whole day transportation; Entrance fee to Siena Cathedral, Entrance to a rustic wine estate; Sampling of wines, extra-virgin olive oil and other regional productsBook discount here3. Siena Piazza del Campo in Siena, Tuscany, Italy Siena Cathedral, Tuscany, Italy Siena historical centre, Tuscany, Italy Siena historical centre, Tuscany, ItalySiena is one of the best places to go in Tuscany if you’re seeking a medieval city experience. Here, you can wander around narrow cobbled streets lined with old brick buildings. Siena’s top attractions include the Piazza del Campo (biggest medieval squares in the world) and the beautiful Siena Cathedral.4. San Gimignano San Gimignano historical centre, Tuscany, Italy San Gimignano historical centre, Tuscany, Italy San Gimignano historical centre, Tuscany, ItalySan Gimignano is another well-preserved UNESCO World Heritage site that’s worth visiting for its feudal atmosphere and appearance. This medieval hill town, encircled by high stone walls, is famous for 14 surviving towers (there were originally 72).5. Cinque Terre Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy Marcos and Gael (thepinaysolobackpacker) in Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy Vernazza, Cinque Terre, ItalyCinque Terre, translated as “Five Lands” in Italian, is a collective name given to five densely-built fishing villages renowned for their colorful houses, rugged coastlines, and romantic Mediterranean views.I first knew about Cinque Terre from “Most Beautiful Villages in the World” viral listicles shared on Facebook. Back then, traveling to Europe and visiting places like Cinque Terre felt like a distant dream. Imagine my excitement after finding out that it’s easy to get there from Florence!How to get there: From Florence, ride the train to La Spezia. Travel time is around 1 hour and 30 minutes. Train fare is EUR 14 per person. From La Spezia, it’s a short train ride away to the five villages of Cinque Terre.Admission/Entrance fee: The Cinque Terre Card costs EUR 16 per person. Includes entry fee to the walking trails and unlimited train rides within Cinque Terre.Don’t Stop HereDid you find this travel guide helpful? Share your trips & tag #detourista. Follow updates on:Instagram @detouristaHQFacebook @detouristaPinterestCheck out these pages for more travel inspiration beyond Florence:Asian Countries To VisitAthens Travel GuideBali Travel GuideBagan Travel GuideDon’t leave yet. There’s more!Indochina Itinerary – Thailand, Cambodia…26 Most Beautiful Islands & Beaches in the PhilippinesBalabac Trip Guide for First-TimersIloilo Itinerary – One Day City &…Discover more blogs and travel tips in:FlorenceItalyEurope See all placesFind more posts about:Best TravelPinoy Travel BlogTravel GuideLeave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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