is a world cultural centre and benefits from a range of fine hotels and tourist attractions, suitable for families, group parties and couples. Sunshine, unique Italian hospitality and Tuscan food will charm you in Florence like in no other Italian city. Home to some stunning architecture, incredible artwork and fascinating museums, plus a host of modern amenities such as vibrant cafes, bars and restaurants, you can rest assured that Florence city breaks will provide a memorable and relaxing vacation.
was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. The beautiful River Arno and three minor tributaries flow through the city. Roman Emperor Julius Caesar established the city in 59 B.C, and today it bustles with markets selling an assortment of mementoes, consumer goods and fashion accessories.
One thing you must do during your Florence city break is walk the Vasari Corridor that connects the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti to the Palazzo Vecchio - via the Ponte Vecchio. The entire walkway is full of thousands of rare works of art. These include a special self-portrait series by the artist Uffizi.
Things to do in Florence
Apart from going museum touring, visitors to Florence cannot afford to miss the E Pazzagli Art Park. More than 200 priceless works of art, illuminated specially for visitors during the night, make a magical impact on you in this six-acre plot. Encircled by hills and Medici castles, the park also gives you the chance to sponsor a Cyprus tree.
Florence nightlife is vibrant, and you can choose from bars and discotheques like Negroni, Dolce Vita, Zoe, Rex and Tenax. The city has a unique night time culture, with locals meeting in cafes and bars not just for a drink and a good night, but to discuss serious issues like art and politics – which are central to the heritage of Florence.
Before you leave, don't forget to photograph the city’s Renaissance architecture. The oldest building in Florence is the Battistero di San Giovanni, with its set of three distinctive bronze doors, but there also a host of other popular tourist sights to visit on your break to this amazingly cultured city.