If 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.
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Cinque Terre – All 5 Villages Hiking Day from Florence
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Florence Cathedral-Duomo Tour with Fast Track Entry + the Secret Terraces
Florence City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Tour (Open Top) and Leonardo da Vinci Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket
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Four Seasons Hotel Firenze
EUR 200 / USD 234 / PHP 12,314 or less
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EUR 120 / USD 140 / PHP 7,388 or less
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Hotel del Corso
EUR 80 / USD 94 / PHP 4,926 or less
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EUR 40 / USD 47 / PHP 2,463 or less
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EUR 20 / USD 23 / PHP 1,231 or less.
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