Florence, the delightful Tuscany capital in Italy tops the list of many travelers around the world. It is the ultimate and ideal destination to experience one of the richest cities in history and to relive the fascinating and mesmerizing allure and charm of the Renaissance period, the grandeur of Baroque architecture, the nifty and refined works of its famous craftsmen; all the while enjoying everything you expect of a modern city.
The tourist-friendly demographic also helps the experience a lot more pleasant. You can tag along with a travel planner, can hang about at ease by buying the Firenze Card, or just be a random traveler lost in the bustle and hustle of this magnificent city.
You might wonder what is a Firenze Card! Assuming that, we are going to discuss all it in the post below. But first, let’s find out what you can do in Florence.
Things to Do in Florence
As mentioned before, Florence is a wonderful destination to witness the glories of the Renaissance period and landmarks built in Baroque architecture. There is an abundance of museums and art galleries making it a haven for art enthusiasts. Destinations like the Uffizi Palace and Gallery, Galleria dell’Accademia, Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo and so many others showcase some of the world’s most revered paintings, sculptures, and artifacts.
Whereas, places like the Florence Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo, Giotto’s Campanile, Basilica of Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, etc. have the architectural grandeur to charm every visitor. There is no shortage of shopping destinations either – from the inexpensive San Lorenzo Market to high-end stores, you can find everything in its streets.
And if you stay at a hotel located in and around the city center like the Hotel Brunelleschi, you can visit everything on foot.
Firenze Card and Firenzecard+
Like many other tourist destinations, Firenze Card is the one-stop solution in getting access to a great number of tourist attractions Florence has to offer. It costs €85 per card and remains valid for 72 hours from the time of activation. By purchasing this card, you can avoid booking into more than 50 cultural heritages in the metropolitan area including the most famous Uffizi Gallery, and Galleria dell’Accademia as well as some gardens. Some museums even offer ‘skip the line’ entry. You can also bring along a below-18-year-old child per cardholder.
For an extra €7, you can upgrade your card to a Firenzecard+. Doing so would allow you to travel using any public transportation in Florence for free of charge. You would also get a complimentary museum guide.
Is It Worth Buying the Firenze Card?
There is no straightforward answer to that. If you are planning to stay for 3-days and visit a lot of museums and gardens, this card would save you a lot of money on entrance fees. However, if you want to visit just a couple, book individually instead.