The Afar Guide to

Florence, or Firenze, is one of the world’s great art repositories, but there’s more to the Renaissance City than monuments and museums. While art lovers could stay busy for weeks doing the rounds of the Uffizi, the Accademia, the Duomo, and many others, the city also offers plenty to inspire foodies, fashionistas, and fans of the good life. Florence’s historic center is very compact and walkable, and one of the great pleasures of a stay in this gem of a city is simply wandering its narrow, cobbled backstreets and quiet piazzas.

Essential Florence Facts to

know before you go

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Nicky SwallowFlorence Local Expert