One Day in Florence: The Ultimate Itinerary

One Day in Florence: The Ultimate Itinerary, Florence, Italy (B)

Ah, Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance! There is so much to see and do in Florence, that one day isn’t nearly enough to experience everything. However, it is possible to cover some of the city’s highlights in a single day.

Florence is an outdoor museum. If you only have 24 hours to visit Florence, our 1-day itinerary will make sure you walk away feeling like you’ve experienced much of what the city has to offer…with a desire to return for more.

Florence is a very walkable city. This route can be traversed entirely on foot at an easy pace. The following map plots the locations that we recommend for our 1-day itinerary. Start at the northernmost point, the Galleria dell’ Accademia, and zigzag your way down through the historic city center, eventually crossing the Arno River. Relax and rest your weary feet by watching the sun set from one of Florence’s prominent bridges. Conclude your day by enjoying Florentine cuisine at one of our favorite restaurants.

The statue of David by Michelangelo is one of the most recognized works of Renaissance sculpture in the world, and it’s housed at the Galleria dell’ Accademia in Florence. The statue of David is the highlight of the museum, although other Florentine masterpieces abound throughout. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: One Day in Florence: The Ultimate Itinerary
Guide Location: Italy » Florence
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Bjorgen
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Galleria dell’ Accademia
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Piazza Del Duomo
  • Piazza Della Repubblica
  • Cafe Gilli
  • Mercato Del Porcellino
  • Piazza Della Signoria
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Palazzo Pitti
  • Boboli Gardens
  • Church of Santa Maria del Carmine
  • The Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Basilica di Santo Spirito
  • St. Trinity Bridge
  • All’Antico Ristoro di Cambi

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