Firenze, Toscana, Italy

48h in Firenze : Ultimate Travel Guide

Have you ever seen a dome? Yes? But have you seen the dome in Florence?  No… That’s great! I’ll give you all the reasons to come and see this charming Tuscan city.

Perfect for history and fashion lovers. Florence is the place to shop, believe me… Did you know that the first iconic Gucci store was located in Florence?

If you are more of a history and discovery type, no problem! Here you can visit some of the most important museums and see beautiful buildings with breathtaking architecture like the central dome of the city.

So, are you interested?

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Where to stay ?

The easiest way, especially for a first discovery, would be to stay in the center of the city. This would allow you to be close to the main tourist places and to be able to visit on foot mainly.

How to get around ?

I think Florence is one of those cities that are more enjoyable by foot. I designed this itinerary without transportation, except from and to the airport.

Day 1

Michelangelo's Statue at Accademia Gallery in Florence

Let’s start your first day in the city with one of the most famous museums of Italy, the Accademia Gallery. That one is the home of Michelangelo’s Statue. So grab a sandwich at Sandwichick, and be ready to spend a few hours there.

After the visit, head to the City Market of Florence, Mercato Centrale, a great place to eat local food by Italian artisans. With your stomach almost full, Walk down to the Piazza del Duomo, the famous place of Florence, where you will admire the beauty of toscanian architecture. There you will find the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with her famous red-title dome. Next to it, you will find the brand Grom, if you want some Italian gelato. 

After a 5 min walk, you will arrive at the Piazza della Repubblica, another piazza worth seeing. Then, you will go up to another museum, the Riccardi Medici Palace, designed by Michelozzo for the Medici family. You will find some arts and the famous chapel.

Medici Palace

After your eventful first day, you will need a good Italian Dinner. Not too far from the Palace, I can recommend LiVio Pizzeria and Trattoria da Guido as well. Let’s end your evening with a walk at Piazza della Indipendenza.

Day 2

Basilica Santa Croce

Let’s start your second day with the visit of another well known church of the city, Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence. That one has the tombs of Michelangelo & Galileo. Don’t hesitate to visit the inside of it.

Now, you will walk to another museum, and one of my favorite one, Uffizi Gallery. It also has some of Michelangelo’s treasures.




Day 3 (Bonus)



If you want the convenience of a tour instead of going by yourself let me recommend you this one. 

A few more adresses to eat

Italian Pizza
  • Trattoria Palle D’Oro dal 1860
  • Caffè Scudieri Firenze
  • ToscaNino in Rinascente Firenze
  • Cucciolo Bar Pasticceria
  • Osteria Antica Casa Torre
  • Universo Vegano
  • Il Pizzaiuolo
  • Il Bufalo Trippone
  • Gelateria Santa Trinita
  • Restaurant 4 Leoni
  • Trattoria Sant’Agostino
  • Osteria Santo Spirito

My budget as promised

Have a nice trip ! 

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