What to do in Florence in one day

Do you think that one day is not enough to visit Florence? That, with all goodwill, there are too many things to give up?

I suppose you might be wrong, fortunately. Because, from sunrise to sunset, there is so much to see. The important thing is to follow our directions.

We thank Vito di See Amalfi Coast Private Tours for the information he provided.

What to See in Florence

Florence is a city of Art and Beauty, par excellence. Rich in Museums, Squares, Monuments, Basilicas, and Bridges. Here, then, is the perfect itinerary for visiting the City.

The tour can only start from Santa Maria Novella to the Uffizi, where there is a history between Roman Florence and Dante’s Florence. An important monument is the Dominican Convent of Santa Maria Novella, intimately linked to the events of the Dominicans who arrived there in the first half of the 13th century.

You should notice a visit to the Officina Profumo di Santa Maria Novella

The Antica Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella has been open to the public since 1612—just enough time to head to Piazza del Duomo and, in succession, to Piazza San Giovanni. Here we find ourselves in the spiritual heart of Florence. There are to see: the Baptistery of San Giovanni, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

Piazza della Repubblica, from Roman Florentia to the Florence of today

In Republic Square, formerly the Forum, is the bronze braille map, a witness to the development of the City from Roman Florentia to the Florence of today. We make sure you take advantage of a short walk inside the first Florentine circle of walls, the oldest heart, and the sacred soul.

Toward the Baptistery of San Giovanni

Courage. After a stop to drink or eat ice cream, the day tour continues and takes us to the Baptistery of San Giovanni, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. From here, the invitation to enter the narrow medieval streets, to Dante’s neighborhood and traces of Roman Florence.

The Badia Fiorentina

One of the most beautiful bell towers in Florence is that of the Abbey of Santa Maria Assunta, also known as the Badia Fiorentina. Then, following part of the route of the Roman walls on Via del Proconsolo, we enter Piazza San Firenze, where there are two wonderful Florentine Renaissance palaces: Palazzo Gondi and the former Convent of San Filippo Neri. Going up Via de’ Gondi, we reach Piazza della Signoria, greeted by the imposing Palazzo Vecchio.

We head toward the end

The visit draws to a close because Piazza della Signoria is also one of the world’s most extraordinary open-air museums: Arnolfo di Cambio, Benvenuto Cellini, Giambologna, Bartolomeo Ammannati, Bandinelli, and Giorgio Vasari look out at us from the remarkable architecture and sculptures there.

Our visit will end at Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in the city, the symbol and guardian of its history and art.