2 days with the charming Florence
Day 1: Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore and Galleria degli Uffizi
Your first day in this beautiful city of Italia should start with a trip to discover and admire its stunning history and architecture. However, remember to enjoy a full breakfast, put on a pair of soft sneakers to start your journey.
Morning at the cathedral
Undoubtedly, the most important architectural landmark in Florence, even Tuscany, is the Florence Cathedral, formally the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore. It is the largest catholic cathedral in Europe built in unique Gothic style. This architectural masterpiece features ancient Italian style from the 13th to the 15th centuries. Coming here, you can not only look at every ancient artwork, but also immerse in the mesmerizing hymn of the bell ringing.
Afternoon at the square
A visit to the cathedral will take about half a day, so before you start, remember go to any restaurant around to ease the hunger.
After breakfast, you are ready to move on to Florence's landmark square and the gateway to the outdoor exhibition of Galleria degli Uffizi. The Piazza del Duomo is also close to the historical bridge Ponte Vecchio. The Piazza del Duomo is an open space, displaying the most exquisite works of art from the 14th to the 16th centuries like Michelangelo's David Statue, Cellini's Perseus, Loggia dei Lanzi…
Do not forget to visit the Basilica di Santa Croce, which is dubbed the Italian glory temple - the last resting place of many prominent Italians including Michelangelo, Rossini, Galileo Galilei and Ghiberti. There are many things to explore so you can join any free tour or hire a set of audio guides.
Evening with city views
Turn left from the bridge and go to the south of the Arno River, you will see the first signpost pointing up to Piazzale Michelangelo.
It's a short but steep road to climb up the hill. After spending a day with some of Florence's famous architectural attractions, you can choose your best leisure spot, cocktail or beer and then enjoy the beautiful sunset at Florentine.
Day 2: Galleria dell'Accademia and Galleria degli Uffizi
By day 2, you almost remember the routes of Florence. You also have seen many architecturally brilliant buildings that the city offers. And your second day will be filled with another creation - the art and the history of the ''Cradle of the Renaissance''.
Morning at the Galleria dell'Accademia
The second most visited museum in Florence (after Galleria degli Uffizi) is the Accademia. This is the place to display the famous artwork of not only the city but also the world – the David of Michelangelo.
The museum also has a large collection of works of art from many prominent Florentine artists, mostly from the 1300s to the 1600s. There are even four unfinished collections by Michelangelo.
Afternoon at the Galleria degli Uffizi
Then, you could walk along the Arno River to discover the most visited museum in Florence - the Uffizi Gallery.
Situated next to Piazza della Signoria, Uffizi is one of the most important museums in Italy and the world as it is home to countless art collections from the Italian Renaissance. Formally opened to the public in 1765 and formally designated as a museum in 1865, Uffizi is the storage of the Medici family as well as the family of St. Michelangelo.
Evening with traditional ice cream gelato
You cannot go to Florence and forget to try gelato. In fact, gelato in Florence is widely known as the best ice cream in the world. The best place in Florence to enjoy this ice cream is the Gelateria Vivoli.
Then, just walk to Olatarno. This area is full of great restaurants, where you can sit down, enjoy a hearty meal before the end of 2 days in Florence.
By: Quinn Abrams