The plan was to make this article a ‘Top five things to see in Florence Italy‘ but I failed simply because I got carried away, and could not un-convince myself that the next photo was not as important as the one before.
If you are visiting Florence for just a day my advice is to take all of it walking the city. While there are plenty of museums and opportunities to part with your money, Florence is an open-air museum and it’s completely free to walk around and is better than a museum. Walking around the town you can truly experience the magnificence of this city and imagine what it must have been like to live at the time of the Renaissance. It’s the same advice I would give for anyone thinking about a short-break in Venice – don’t get sucked into paid tourist experiences, the joy is already on display for free!
Shopping for Florentine leather
Take in the view from the top of the Duomo