This is one of those posts that you’re gonna need a pretty huge cuppa tea, some biscuits or perhaps even a scone or two slathered with clotted cream and (strawberry) jam to go with the post as it is rather ‘picture heavy’ so I’ll give you a minute or two to get yourself prepared.
All ready? Tea at the ready? Right! Let’s go! As you already figured out from the post title, these are the things you need to get up to on a long weekend in Florence – which, by the way, is officially my favourite Italian city – right up there with Venice…
6.) Make your way to Piazza della Signoria which is a big square – well actually, it’s L-shaped but it’s effectively a big open space between buildings
8.) Before you do anything else, check out the copy of Michelangelo’s David statue as well as some other impressive statues guarding the.
9.) Take a walk into the courtyard of the Palazzo Vecchio to check out the intricate and ornately designed courtyard.
19.) Check out the replica of Michelangelo’s David at Piazzale Michelangelo. You may need to stop for a while to get a good photo with no tourists in it. I couldn’t be bothered with waiting so I have random people in my photos… 🙂
20.) Move on to San Miniato al Monte (St. Minias on the Mountain) – it’s at one of the highest points in the city and as you can imagine, it’s a pretty big trek up here. Once you get here though, take some time to explore the grounds and step in to explore the Basilica.
25.) Explore Florence’s many different side streets – they offer the best value for gelatos and pizza (your recommended staple diet as a tourist in Florence). How tiny are these side streets? Barely big enough for a tiny car to walk in and yet buses try to squeeze through them! Only in Florence, eh? (Gotta admit, it still adds to the authentic Tuscan rustic-ness that you’ll come to love in Florence)