To feel the real pulse of Florence, pull on some comfortable shoes and discover surrounding areas like Florence, Historic Center - Downtown, and Novoli - San Donato.
Coming from here, it’s only 1 mile (2 kilometers) to one of the county’s most popular visitor attractions, the Statue of David.
Take the chance to see Florence’s city center and include a a tour of Ponte Vecchio and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.
Do try to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region such a great vacation choice. Take the time to see the many inspiring museums such as the Academy of Fine Arts, the Sinagoga and Jewish Museum and Bargello Museum. Treat your partner to a spectacular show at the Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Rifredi Theater and the La Pergola Theater. Enjoy the fascinating artworks at Academy Gallery.
There are a number of picturesque outdoor attractions here as well so make sure you enjoy the chance to get outdoors. Visitors of all ages love to hang out in places like the Florence Botanical Gardens. There is a relaxed atmosphere here and beautifully designed botanical displays.
To really get a feel for the area, visit some of the local sights such as Orsanmichele, the Piazza del Duomo and the Piazza della Repubblica. These are popular with travellers from all over the world. Wander back through Florence’s past by checking out nearby heritage sites, such as Strozzi Palace and the Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum. The San Lorenzo Church, the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore and the Chiesa di Ognissanti offer visitors to Florence the opportunity to better understand the role religion has played in the area.
Head to the San Lorenzo Market to scratch that shopping itch.
When you’re ready to slow down after checking out the delights of Refredi, check in to one of the area's range of bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. The Nh Porta Rossa, the Grand Hotel Baglioni and the Hotel Laurus al Duomo are just some of the most popular accommodation options here.