Florence is a city full of churches and museums famous all over the world.
The Uffizi Gallery is the 1st museum in Italy. But which museums and churches in Florence to choose? And when to visit them? In this mini-guide I give you all the indications for which churches and museums to choose to visit during your holiday in Florence.
You will find a small division by importance and characteristics that can help you in your choice. In addition, at the end you will also find all the info to visit these places with me, your Inflorencer, to discover the curiosities, details, anecdotes and secrets that are hidden around every corner of Florence.
Museums and churches to see absolutely
If it is the very first time you come to Florence, you will certainly not be able to leave the city without seeing these museums and churches, or at least one of them. In the high season, the queues and waiting times in these places can be quite long, so I recommend you buy the ticket online with the reservation that will allow you to skip the line.
The Uffizi Gallery together with the Accademia Gallery are the two most important museums in the city and which see thousands of tourists every day. The first contains some of the most famous paintings in the history of world art, from Giotto to Leonardo da Vinci, from Botticelli to Caravaggio.
In the second one there is the undisputed masterpiece, the David, by the great Michelangelo Buonarroti, which you can see in copy in Piazza della Signoria!
Made in the early 1500s, it remains one of the wonders that you cannot leave without seeing it least once time in your life!
Palazzo Pitti is also a truly fascinating complex. In addition to being the Medici residence and later also the seat of the Savoy, Palazzo Pitti has many museums inside. In the Palatine Gallery you can see not only paintings from the 1400s until the 1800s, but also pieces of furniture that are also part of the works collected over the centuries by the Medici family and beyond. Inside Palazzo Pitti you will also find the Costume Museum, the Modern Art Gallery, and the Treasury of the Grand Dukes.
And for a walk in the midst of art and nature, a visit to the Boboli Gardens cannot be missed, always included within the Palazzo Pitti complex.
Another highlight of Florence’s history is certainly the Duomo, our cathedral. Rich in history and art, the Duomo is as enchanting on the outside as it is fascinating on the inside.
Together with the Duomo, I recommend you visit the Baptistery dedicated to San Giovanni the patron saint of Florence. And the famous Brunelleschi’s Dome.
Palazzo Vecchio, now the town hall, was the Medici residence, preserves secrets and mysteries in the fascinating frescoes that decorate the rooms where the family lived in the 1500s.
Less known but unmissable museums and churches
If you’ve already been to Florence, if you’ve already visited all the most famous museums and know every single detail of Michelangelo’s David, it’s time to discover other places as well.
Because Florence is rich in art and history in every place!
From the Bargello Museum which preserves some of the most important sculptural works in the history of Florence, to the visit of some of the most famous Florentine palaces, such as Palazzo Medici, which was the first seat of the historic Florentine family, or Palazzo Davanzati which remains the the only place to see what medieval houses looked like.
The Church of San Lorenzo is one of the most important churches in Florence although it is often not included in the canonical stages to be seen on a first visit to Florence. It is a church that preserves a lot of Renaissance history, such as the beautiful Old Sacristy built by two great masters: Brunelleschi and Donatello.
The visit to the church is easily combined with a visit to the Medici Chapels, the burial place of almost all members of the Medici family. Inside this complex there is also access to the New Sacristy, a space entirely created by Michelangelo for both architecture and sculptural works.
Write to me if you are interested in other packages, we will evaluate together the solution that best reflects your needs.
By booking the tour you will not have to think about reservations and entrances, I will take care of everything!
Here are the prices for the tours of the churches and museums of Florence. Also take a look at the other tours you find on the TOUR page.
Private tour (1 to 7 people):
€ 65 per hour
Full day (6h): € 300
Group tours (from 7 people):
€ 10 each additional person
Full day (6h): € 50 each person
- Prices are to be intended for each tour and not per person
** Tickets are not included in the price