There aren’t many cities that can inspire like Florence. With its illustrious artistic history and deep connection to the Renaissance, this Italian city is home to some of the most beautiful, iconic pieces of art ever created.
On top of all it, it also has architectural wonders that can blow even the most hardened of travellers away. But Florence holidays have so much more to offer than a tour through the city’s storied past.
The meandering River Arno snakes through this enchanting city, which is full of excellent bars, restaurants, and cultural institutions to sink your teeth into. Florence tours with Newmarket Holidays allow you to see the best of this plethora of attractions, from the lush, manicured gardens that dot the city to the unbelievable Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, which towers over it.
Florence is so full of highlights that you might end up missing something that in any other city would be the main attraction. Guided tours of Florence can help to take away some of the choice anxiety, but even so there are some classic sites that must be seen. Just as important is indulging in the local food and drink, which is phenomenal even by Italian standards. It may have been at its height during the Renaissance, but Florence is still thriving to this day.
Florence gets hot, and there’s no better way to combat that than with a hand-crafted Gelato.
A delicious dessert many believe was invented in the city; there are hundreds of great spots selling the icy treat, but Vivoli has nearly a century of scooping behind it, so you know it’ll be top class.
Chewing your way through a Bistecca alla Fiorentina is a rite of passage for any visitor to the charming city. The large steak is always rare, and usually served per kilo, so it’s definitely one for sharing. At the best places they bring you the uncooked meat first, so you and your dining partners can marvel at it before it’s slapped on the grill.
While Florence is full of beautiful squares heaving with great cocktail bars, a visit to the quieter Piazza Santo Spirito for an aperitivo will give you a more authentic Florentine experience as you rub shoulders and clink glasses with the locals.
Be inspired to travel solo. Newmarket Holidays welcomes solo travellers on all our group tours. In fact, many of our customers choose to join our tours on their own. And the best part is: you won’t really be alone. With a group of like-minded travellers and a friendly, informative tour manager (as well as incredible locals all over the world!), you will love your holiday experience. Joining a tour as a solo traveller is also a guaranteed way to feel safe and confident when travelling alone. While you can join any of our regular tours on your own, we also have a range of tours designed exclusively for solo travellers.
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