Get Inspired / Europe / Italy Florence, Italy - Highlights to see and do Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Europe / Italy Florence, Italy - Highlights to see and do story by: Inspire France & Italy Art - Florence is a great place for art buffs as well as those who just want to see what all the fuss is about. Two of the main galleries are the Uffizi and Accademia. Both are closed on Mondays, but open the other 6 days of the week and are home to works such as Michelangelo’s David and Botticelli’s ‘the birth of Venice’. Markets - If you are after leather then head to the San Lorenzo Markets on Tuesday - Saturday for bags and jackets galore. For a real foodie market visit the Sant' Ambrogio market between Monday - Saturday. This market is both indoor and outdoor and a great spot to pick up some treats for a picnic. The Duomo - finished around 1367 the cathedral is decorated in pink, white and green marble and stands proudly above the surrounding buildings. Giotto’s Bell Tower - Attached to the Duomo, the 400 odd steps to the top can be hard work but the view over Florence from the top is superb and well worth the effort. Piazzale Michelangelo - about a 20 minute walk from the Duomo, or a short bus ride, this is half Piazza and half parking lot but is a great spot for the fantastic views over Florence and the Arno Valley and there are a couple of lovely restaurants just next door. Ponte Vecchio - the only bridge in Florence to have been spared by German bombs in WW2 is lined with jewellery stores, art galleries and souvenir shops and is most definitely worth a wander. Take a bus to Fiesole - its a daytrip with fascinating points of interest and the views across to Florence in the distance are amazing! > Check out our HOT deals to Italy now! Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Milan day trips for the budget-conscious Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Top 8 Italian eats - Made just like mama's! Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.