Day 1 In Florence
Basilica Of Sante Croce
- The Basilica of Santa Croce is the world's largest Franciscan Church that is closely associated with St. Francis of Assisi since 1939.
- This Basilica has a history that dates back to 1212 and contains the burial spots of prominent Italians, like Michelangelo and Galileo Galilei.
- With 16 chapels, tombs, cenotaphs, and a large bell tower, this Basilica is worth checking out while spending 2 days in Florence.
Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (Monday to Saturday), 12:30 PM to 5:45 PM (Sunday)
Entry Fees: Starts from 6 Euros
- Alternatively known as the Galleria Degli Uffizi, this place is a prominent art museum that was established in 1851 by a renowned architect named Vasari.
- It houses some of the most unique and rare paintings that date back to as old and ancient as the Gothic era, the Renaissance and beyond.
- Tourists with Florence 2 day itinerary can explore its popular collections are Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli, Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, and the Coronation of the Virgin by Fra Angelico.
Timings: 8:15 AM to 6:15 PM (Tuesday to Saturday)
Entry Fees: Free entry for tourists aged below 18 years and above 65 years; Tickets priced between 4 to 8 Euros.
Piazza Della Repubblica
- The Piazza Della Repubblica is the city square of Florence and houses some important landmarks like the Museo di Palazzo Davanzati.
- It is known not only for its historical importance but commercial as well, thanks to the variety of cafes and food joints that adorn the lanes and cater to a lot of tourists.
- These cafes are as old as the 19th century and are known to cater to a lot of prominent personalities in Italy.
- With the lamps lighting the city after sunset, this is an apt place to go for a stroll while spending 2 days in Florence.
Timings- 9 AM to 2 PM
- The Ponte Vecchio is a bridge built over the Arno river and is one of the most happening places in the city. Thanks to artists making different types of portraits and musicians and performers trying to keep the visitors entertained.
- If you love shopping, you can check out the variety of jewelry and pottery shops that adorn the bridge, right from jewelry shops to eateries.
- The bridge connects the old city along with some of the prettiest neighborhoods of Florence that you can check out if you are spending 2 days in Florence.
Timings- 10 AM to 7 PM
- Originally built for the Pitti family in 1457, this building currently houses the royal quarters, museums, and lush green gardens.
- The palace is divided into 4 parts- Palatine Gallery, Royal Apartments, Silver Museum, and The Gallery of Modern Art. Upon time, the palace has undergone several rounds of renovation and continues to retain its grandeur.
- This palace is a must-visit for those with a Florence 2-day itinerary, thanks to its excellent and diverse types of museums.
Timings- 8:15 AM to 6:50 PM
Entry Fees- 18 Euros (winter season); 16 Euros (peak season)
- Prominent landmarks in Florence highlight their cultural grandeur and the Boboli Gardens is no exception.
- This garden also consists of an open-air museum located amidst a lot of greenery, sculptures, fountains, and eye-catchy canopies.
- It was designed keeping in mind the European Royal garden style, usually found in palaces like the Versailles in France.
- The garden is over 100 acres and consists of three parts- Baroque, English, and the horticultural part filled with Olive trees.
Timings- 8:15am to 6:30pm
Entry Fees- Starts from 2 Euros
Florence’s Historical Centre
- Florence's historical center forms a major part of the Quartiere 1 or the District 1 of the city. It consists of many churches that are more than centuries old and some of the most iconic art galleries.
- Tourists with a Florence 2 day itinerary usually frequent District 1 to also check out the cobblestone streets that are adorned with a lot of restaurants and high end stores along the Arno River.
- This District was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO back in 1982 and is a must visit for all history enthusiasts and tourists spending 2 days in Florence.
Timings- Attractions have timings
- Located on an elevated surface near the Arno river, Michelangelo square, also known as the Piazzale Michelangelo is a plaza that consists of a replica of Michelangelo's David statue.
- Since it is in an elevated space, the views of the skyline are worth checking out, especially during sunset.
- Tourists looking for a place to visit in Florence in 2 days can also visit some hidden gems like the Iris and Rose Gardens or the Palace of Signoria near the plaza.
Timings- 9 AM to 1 PM; 3 AM to 7 PM
Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte
- The Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte is alternatively known as the St. Minias on the Mountain and is located at one of the highest points in the city of Florence.
- Known to be a hidden place to visit in Florence in 2 days, it was built between the 11th and 13th centuries using green and white marble.
- The church also houses a cemetery behind the structure and is the burial place for prominent personalities of Florence like Carlo Collodi- the author of Pinocchio.
Timings- 9:30 PM to 7:30 PM
- The All’Antico Vinaio takes pride in being one of the highest-ranked restaurants in Florence since 2014.
- Experience the taste of the authentic food items of the Tuscany region, especially flatbread pizza in this restaurant which has different branches spread across Rome.
- There are options for vegetarians, along with limited editions for those who want to try out truffles.
- Tourists who are in Florence in 2 days visiting this restaurant can customize their pizza from a variety of toppings and types of cheese.
Timings- 10 AM to 10 PM
Entry Fees- Food is prices from 7 Euros onwards
Day 2 In Florence
- The Accademia Gallery is alternatively known as the Gallery of the Academy of Florence and is a prominent art museum in Florence.
- It is popularly known for being the home of the original Statue of David, along with other artworks from artists and sculptures like Michelangelo and artists from Florence from 1300 to 1600.
- Tourists with a Florence 2 day itinerary can also book private tours and also host art exhibitions that are worth having a look at.
Timings- Tuesday to Sunday 8:15 AM to 6:50 PM
Entry Fees- Starts from 12 Euros onwards
- Located next to the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence, the Medici Chapel or the Cappelle Medicee is the burial place of the affluent Medici family.
- Today it is now a museum that tourists frequent to check out the six tombs of the Grand Dukes.
- The interiors of the chapel features some semi-precious stones forged into the marble and granite surfaces, along with some delicate structures of Michelangelo's placed inside.
Timings- 8:15 AM to 6:15 PM
Entry Fees- Entry free for tourists up to 18 years. Ticket prices start from as low as 2 Euros and can go up to 9 Euros.
Basilica Of San Lorenzo
- The Basilica Di San Lorenzo was once known for being the cathedral of Florence and is claimed to have a history that dates back to the 4th century.
- It is divided into 5 complexes and was once a part of the parish owned by the Medici family- one of the most powerful families of Florence.
- Tourists who are in Florence in 2 days can visit this basilica and can also check out the burial spots of some of the important members of the Medici family.
Timings- Monday to Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
Entry Fees- 6 Euros per person
- Alternatively known as the Cathedral Of Santa Maria Del Fiore that translates to “Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower '', this structure is the pride of the Florence skyline.
- It is now recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is also one of the largest cathedrals in the world having a large dome that is 150 meters long and 90 meters wide.
Timings- Monday to Saturday 10:15 AM to 4:15 PM; Sunday 12:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Entry Fees- Adults- 35 euros; 7 to 14 years- 20 Euros
- The Brunelleschi's Dome is the dome built on the top of the Florence Cathedral and is nothing less than an architectural wonder.
- It is one of the largest domes in the world as it has a diameter of 45.5 meters, a height of 116 meters, and is also the largest masonry vault in the world.
- Apart from being one of the largest domes in the world, the internal vault of the dome sports the largest mural in the world.
Timings- 8:15 AM to 7:30 PM
Entry Fees- Starts from 5 Euros
- This is a Baptistery dedicated to St John the Baptist and is one of the oldest religious sites in all of Florence.
- It is dedicated to the patron saint of the city and is filled with sculptures and some eye-catchy artworks.
- The baptistery also consists of artworks that depict scenes from the life of St John and is worth checking out by those with a Florence 2 day itinerary.
Timings- 9 Am to 7:45 PM
Entry Fees- Starts from 15 Euros onwards
- Alternatively known as the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, this museum is the most sought after spot to learn more about the Cathedral and places like the Baptistery of San Giovanni.
- It contains artworks and statues from prominent artists like Arnolfo di Cambio and Donatello that belong to the cathedral and they tell some rare and unique stories about the cathedral.
- The museum offers guided tours and three types of combo tickets that give access to prominent spots in the museum and the cathedral.
Timings- 10 AM to 7 PM
Entry Fees- Starts from 10 euros
Piazza Della Signoria
- It is an L-shaped town square located in the heart of Florence city that is now famous for arts and sculptures.
- This is a piazza that is located next to the Uffizi gallery- a prominent gallery that houses artworks that are as old as the 13th century.
- Today this is an open-air museum that has experienced a lot of modernization over the passage of time and attracts tourists spending 2 days in Florence.
- According to history, Piazza Della Signoria was once a political center that drew very prominent names like Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci.
- This is a significant landmark that also functions as a museum to document the rich history of Florence.
- The entire building stands upon the ancient theater of Florentia and houses artworks that are as old as the Renaissance period.
- This is the place where tourists can find replicas of prominent artworks created by artists like Michelangelo and Donatello, including the famous Death Mask of Dante.
- The Palazzo Vecchio also has a 95-meter-tall tower known as the Alforno Tower that tourists in Florence in 2 days can climb to the top to get stunning views of the city of Florence.
Timings- 9 AM to 7 PM onwards
Entry Fees- Starts from 8 Euros onwards
Pizza Napoli 1955
- A visit to Florence is incomplete without trying out the world-famous Tuscany cuisines like Neapolitan pizza.
- The restaurant offers both dining and takeaway options and fortunately, there is no need for reservations in this restaurant.
- It offers an outdoor seating facility and if you are looking for a place to visit in Florence in 2 days , this restaurant is worth checking out.
- The restaurant also supports vegetarian options and its dishes go well with beer or wine, making it worth trying out while spending 2 days in Florence.
Timings- Tuesday to Sunday 12 PM to 10:30 PM