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1 Day in Florence

By Viator, August 2018

4.5 8184 Reviews | Add your review

Capital of Tuscany and known as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence and its UNESCO-listed historic center are home to some of the world's greatest artistic and architectural masterpieces. If you only have one day to explore this iconic destination, here's how to see the main highlights.

Morning: It's All About Art
Florence is home to three of the most important cultural institutions in Italy: the Uffizi Galleries, the Accademia Gallery, and the Florence Duomo. To enjoy works by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo along with the soaring architecture of Brunelleschi and Giotto, time is of the essence. Join a guided tour that focuses on these landmarks and includes skip-the-line access so you don't waste precious hours waiting to enter. If visits to all three sounds overwhelming for a single morning, opt for an in-depth tour of just one and combine it with a more general Florence walking, Segway, or hop-on hop-off bus tour to see other sights such as the Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria.

Afternoon: Florence for Foodies
Florence masterpieces aren't confined to the city's museums and churches—you can find veritable works of art in its kitchens, as well. Dedicate the afternoon to discovering the excellent local cuisine with a food and wine tour, stopping at the city's bustling outdoor markets, landmark street food stands, and historic eateries and wine bars. If you'd like to learn how to re-create some of Florence's most famous dishes at home, join a cooking class where you can prepare local specialties like fresh pasta, pizza, and gelato before sitting down to enjoy your handiwork during a relaxing meal.

Night: A Romantic End
Italian cities are delightfully romantic, and Florence is no exception. The setting sun casts a golden light over the center, and the picturesque lanterns lining Arno river and city streets make for a postcard-perfect end to the day. Piazzale Michelangelo and the waters of the Arno river are two of the best spots to watch sunset. Reach the panoramic square on a walking, biking, or hop-on hop-off bus tour from the city center or opt for a sunset Arno river cruise for an unforgettable end to your day of Florentine culture and cuisine.

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Florence Super Saver: Best of Florence Walking Tour, Accademia Gallery, and Uffizi Gallery, ... 
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Florence Super Saver: Best of Florence Walking Tour, Accademia Gallery, and Uffizi Gallery

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1570 Reviews

Combine two best-selling Florence tours at a discounted price, and enjoy a day of art and sightseeing in the city! This small-group Florence Super Saver ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.01
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Skip the Line: Florence Accademia and Uffizi Gallery Tour, Florence, City Tours
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Skip the Line: Florence Accademia and Uffizi Gallery Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2014 Reviews

Explore Florence’s two must-visit art museums – the Accademia and Uffizi galleries – on this Florence combo tour! Start with a morning skip-the-line access and ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $91.50
Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Florence, Literary, Art & Music Tours
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Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1573 Reviews

There is no better way to see Florence than on this hop-on and hop-off double-decker bus. Stops along the tour route include the Cathedral, Santa Croce, San ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $27.33
Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets, Florence, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets

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Skip the line with a fast-track entrance ticket and head inside Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) in Florence to explore independently. Home to the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $34.46
Florence Segway Tour, Florence, Attraction Tickets
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Florence Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 301 Reviews

Glide through the streets of Florence on the coolest ride of the 21st century - a Segway! You'll have the time of your life while discovering the many wonders ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.12
Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb, Florence, Segway Tours
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Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 179 Reviews

Skip the entrance lines and climb to the top of Brunelleschi's Dome with an expert guide! Majestically dominating the city skyline, the terracotta dome of ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $89.12
Small-Group Italian Cooking Class with Florence Market Tour in Florence, Florence, Walking Tours
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Small-Group Italian Cooking Class with Florence Market Tour in Florence

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 581 Reviews

Learn the art of Tuscan cooking on this 5.5-hour market visit and cooking class in Florence. Led by local chefs, visit Florence’s Central Market to choose ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $93.88
Florence River Cruise on a Traditional Barchetto, Florence, Cooking Classes
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Florence River Cruise on a Traditional Barchetto

4.5 star rating: Recommended 143 Reviews

Cruise along the Arno River and under the incredible Ponte Vecchio, Florence’s famous bridge, on a barchetto, a small traditional boat! Florence’s answer to ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $46.34
Florence Bike Tour, Florence, Day Cruises
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Florence Bike Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 287 Reviews

Take a small group bike tour (maximum 15 people) through Florence. Ride around the city and be inspired by the Renaissance on a comfortable bike. You'll cycle ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $41.59
Small-Group Florence Food Walking Tour, Florence, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Small-Group Florence Food Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 187 Reviews

Discover the gourmet delights of Florence on a 3.5-hour small-group walking tour! Follow your expert guide through the city and eat and drink like the locals. ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $77.24

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