Discover Florence hidden spots
GUIDE OF FLORENCE
A curated mini guide gathering the best address in Florence to Explore, Sleep, Eat and Shop.
EXPLORE OFF THE TRACK
Here is few little-known address that you must visit in Florence. From the Bardini Garden to the Medici Chapel, discover the city’s most beautiful and hidden spots.
Bardini Palace and Garden
The Giardino Bardini is an Italian Renaissance garden in Florence. Opened only recently to the public, it is relatively little-known and offer a magnificient vue on the city.
2 Costa S. Giorgio
Opera del Duomo Museum
Opened in 2013, this Museum contains many of the original works of art created for the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, the Cathedral of Florence.
9 Piazza del Duomo
San Miniato al Monte Basilica
Standing on the top of the highest point in the city, San Miniato al Monte Basilica has been described as one of the finest Romanesque structures in Tuscany and scenic church in Italy. Don’t miss it!
34 Via delle Porte Sante
The Corridor was built in 1564 by Giorgio Vasari. It served to link up the Pitti Palace, where the Grand Duke resided, with the Uffizi where he worked. Requires preliminary booking for visit.
Access from Piazzale degli Uffizi
San Marco Museum
This former monastery host incredible frescoes. Enjoy a peaceful walk around the monks’ former cells, the courtyard and the beautiful library.
3 Piazza San Marco
Stunning Chapel celebrating the Medici Familly and partly built by Michaelangelo. Few steps from the Basilica di San Lorenzo and the Mercato Centrale.
6 Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini
SLEEP IN A HISTORICAL PALACE
Overlooking the Piazza Santo Spirito, this 16th-century historic palace in the Oltrarno quarter has been transformed into a charming boutique hotel.The Palazzo Guadagni has 15 beautifully decorated rooms with frescoes ceilings and antique fireplaces. Each of the rooms offer a unique caracter and ambiance.
The Hotel is located in Santo Spirito Square, few steps away from Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens. Oltralno is one of the most authentic and lively neighborood in Florence with many restaurants, antiques, and artisans shops.
The Hotel benefits from a unique terrace, the Loggia, overlooking the city and surrounding hills. Enjoy the sunset with a glass of prosseco and admire the panoramic view of Florence.
EAT LIKE A LOCAL
From the traditional toscan trattoria to the gelateria, here is a selection of our favorite addresses to experience Florence best flavours.
This tiny bar is a great place for an apperitivo. Enjoy a glass of wine with a truffle sandwich at any time of the day.
Via Dei Tornabuoni 64/R
Sip a delicious hot chocolate on the terrace of this café located in front of Palazzo Vecchio.
5r Piazza della Signoria
This market offers a wide range of Italian products from sundry tomatoes to olive oil. Have a stop on the second floor for a lunch with truffle pasta or fried seafood.
Piazza del Mercato Centrale
Enjoy the world-famous bistecca alla FIorentina in this charming restaurant. Pair it with white beans and a bottle of red wine. Buon Appetito!
1r Via del Trebbio
Alla Vecchia Bettola
This familly run restaurant is a great place to experience the typical florentine cuisine. Try the Pappa al Pomodoro and the penne alla vodka.
3-7 Viale Vasco Pratolini
Gelateria La Carraia
Stop by for an authentic hand made gelato and find a spot on the bridge nearby to enjoy it with a view on the Arno and the Ponte Vecchio:
25 Piazza Nazario Sauro
SHOP BRING BACK THE BEST OF FLORENCE
Asides from its worldwide famous brands like Ferragamo and Gucci, Florence offers authentic and unique shops which worth a visit. A starting point for a shopping tour in Florence is via Maggio and the Oltrarno neighboroud with its antiques shops and Art Galleries (Studio Romanelli).
Santa Maria Novella
This 600-years old pharmacy is known worldwide for its unimitable scents and natural products. You might get addicted to their terracota pomegranate and their hand-cream.
16 Via della Scala
Luisa via Roma
This luxury multibrand shop offer a trendy selection of the hippest brands for Men, Women and Kids. Even if you aren’t a serial shopper, the shop worth a stop.
19r Via Roma
Original jewelry designed by the Florentine artist in her workshop near ponte vecchio. Her collections are a perfect mix of Fashion and Art.
58 Via di Santo Spirito
Legendary artisan offering unique embroided bedlinen, loungewear and childrenwear pieces. The shop host the workshop where every pieces are created. Don’t miss it.
4r Piazza degli Antinori
Famous for its high-end porcelaine and hand painted ceramic, Richard Ginori historic flagship store in the Tornabuoni neighborhood worth a visit.
17r Via dei Rondinelli
Florence is known for its leather shops. Opened since 1830, Ottino offers a range a high end leather bags and accessories.
68r Via Porta Rossa