Destinations / City Breaks / Florence
Short trips to Florence Italy are extremely popular and it is no wonder! Florence is located in central Italy and is the capital city of Tuscany. It is also Tuscany's most populous city with over 360,000 inhabitants. See our best deals below:
The city lies on the River Arno surrounded by gentle hills. It is internationally famous for its beautiful city centre that looks like an open-air museum. Because of its monuments, churches and palaces, the historical city centre is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stand on the Ponte Vecchio on the banks of the Arno and drink in the almost tangible romance of the city. The cobbled streets are crammed with tiny jewellery and curio shops and equally jammed with eager visitors, posing for "selfies" or licking cornetos of pistachio flavoured gelato. Florence holidays are for honeymooners, lovers and just lovers of the good things in life! Admire the old buildings in tints of sienna, burnt umber and dusty rose and stop for a caffeine boost to watch the world go by.
On a holiday in Florence you can experience the splendour of the Renaissance and visit some of the most beautiful Italian museums such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Academy Gallery where you can admire Michelangelo's David, one of the world's best known and loved sculptures. Visit universally known Florentine landmarks such as Ponte Vecchio, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo), The Baptistry of John the Baptist (one of the oldest buildings in Florence dating from the 11th century), the Campanile or Bell Tower, Boboli Garden and Pitti Palace.
Shopping in Florence is all about fashionable chic. The storefronts just glitter with all manner of geegaws to part you with your cash. Wonderful leather bags, shoes and gloves are irresistible as are the mounds of comestibles like handmade pastas, cheeses and flaky pastries. Florence even gave its name to the "florentine" which is a sweet and sticky praline-like concoction with dried fruit and nuts.
Mostly, visitors are too busy staring at the stunning architecture, wandering the fabulous museums or posing at the historic landmarks to bother about such mundane things as shops or food, but the fragrant aromas of pizza and the bejewelled hues of gelato eventually prove too tempting and a side-street trattoria lures you in for steaming plates of tortelloni.
Search for short trips to Florence Italy and visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world on your next holiday! Florence is only a short hop from Pisa too, so makes for a great day trip (about an hour away) and the chance to see one of the world's most intriguing and iconic monuments, the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.
There are direct flights from Dublin into Pisa or Bologna. We offer a range of hotel options in Florence. Local bus transfers go from both airports to Florence.