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 Alexandra Alexandra Ashburton Ashburton Auckland Albany Botany Junction Devonport St Heliers: St Heliers Browns Bay Parnell New Lynn: LynnMall Milford Whangaparaoa Newmarket Ellerslie Ponsonby Remuera Howick Takapuna Takanini Balclutha Balclutha Blenheim Blenheim Cambridge Cambridge Christchurch Barrington Central/City: On Victoria Upper Riccarton High Street Lanes Hornby Merivale Papanui: Northlands Riccarton: Riccarton Road Shirley Ferrymead Coromandel Coromandel Dunedin Dunedin Gore Gore Greymouth Greymouth Hamilton City East: Calder & Lawson Hamilton City: Hamilton City Hastings Hastings Havelock North Havelock North Hokitika Hokitika Invercargill Invercargill Kerikeri Kerikeri Masterton Masterton Matamata Matamata Morrinsville Morrinsville Motueka Motueka Nelson Nelson New Plymouth New Plymouth Oamaru Oamaru Orewa Orewa Palmerston North City: Stephen Parsons City: Broadway Paraparaumu Kapiti Coast Queenstown Wakatipu Rangiora Rangiora Richmond Richmond Rotorua Rotorua Taupo Taupo Tauranga Mt Maunganui Papamoa the Crossing Tauranga CBD Te Awamutu Te Awamutu Timaru Timaru Wanaka Wanaka Wanganui Wanganui Wellington City: Hunter St Lower Hutt Johnsonville City: Featherston Street Westport Westport Whangarei Whangarei 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 These adventures should be on everyone's bucket list Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Insiders Guide to Italy Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.