Day 1 In Florence
Piazza del Duomo
- Piazza del Duomo, known as the “Cathedral Square”, is one of the most visited European places nestled in the center of Florence.
- The large group of monuments that possess classical medieval architecture lies in the middle of a huge green area.
- You can include it in your itinerary of 3 days in Florence to explore the Cathedral, Baptistry, Bell-Leaning Tower, and Cemetery that date back to the 11-14th centuries respectively.
- Witness the Pisan-Romanesque architecture in the marble, and mosaics constructing the bare walls, and arched galleries.
- The slanting Bell Tower design by Giotto showcases its sculptural beauty made up of polychrome marble.
Entry Fee: €18
- Made up of polychrome marbles, the Florence Cathedral is a Gothic Style structure made between the 13-15th centuries.
- The beautiful structure stands proudly in the colors green, and pink separated by white.
- A part of almost every Florence itinerary for 3 days, the Facade of the cathedral is designed in Gothic Revival architecture by the best Florentine artists like Dante, Gaddo Gaddi, and various others.
- The interior of the cathedral possesses a painting of “Dante before the city of Florence”.
- There are stained glass circular windows above the huge clock running in Roman numerals, decorated by Paola Uccello.
Timings: 08:30 AM to 07:00 PM
Entry Fee: €18
Piazza Della Signoria
- Piazza Della Signoria is a square in the shape of a “W” that comprises various buildings.
- The square is a must visit for 3 days in Florence as it comprises of buildings like Palazzo Vecchio, Loggia dei Lanzi, Tribunale della Mercanzia, Palazzo Uguccioni, Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali, palazzo dell'Arte dei Mercatanti, and palazzo dei Buonaguisi.
- This place gives you an overview of the city’s political, and artistic importance since the 14th century.
- Historically this is the place that marked the return of Medici in the 16th century.
- You can find many beautiful statues inside the square like the “Statue of Perseo”, a sculpture holding Medusa’s head.
- Palazzo Vecchio is known as the town hall of Florence, Italy.
- It is located inside Piazza Della Signoria and remains one of the most significant government buildings historically.
- The facade of Palazzo Vecchio showcases Donatello’s mimicry of Judith, Holofernes, and the Marzocco Statue.
- There is an infamous tower known as Torre Di Arnolfo that encompasses a prison chamber.
- Among the three tower bells, one of the bells known as Martinella is important to the residents as it rings during the time of assembly.
Timings: 09:00 AM to 10:00 PM from Friday to Wednesday, and from 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM on Tuesday.
Entry Fee: € 10
- One of the most religious buildings in Florence, the Baptistry of Saint John holds the status of a minor Basilica.
- It is an octagonal-shaped building constructed between the 11-12th centuries.
- The architecture of the building is a Romanesque style.
- Baptistry possesses three religious bronze doors, each depicting relief sculptures. These gates have been addressed as the “Gates of Paradise”.
- The exterior of the Baptistry is geometrically patterned with sandstone and colored marble.
- Many famous historical figures like the family members of Medici have been baptized in this building.
Timings: Every day 08:15 AM to 10:15 AM, and 11:15 AM to 06:30 PM
Entry Fee: € 4
- Opera del Duomo Museum, known as the Museum of Works of the Cathedral, is a complex founded in the 19th century.
- It honors the artists of the Opera Museum belonging to the Renaissance.
- The complex spreads across 6000 sq m with 3 floors housing 28 rooms.
- You must plan this museum in your Florence itinerary for 3 days as it comprises 750 artworks that cover a huge history of 720 years of Italian history.
- There are several art workshops conducted inside the museum which has a cafeteria.
- One of the most popular sculptures in the museum is “The Deposition” by Michelangelo.
Timings: Every day 09:00 AM to 07:45 PM
Entry Fee: € 18
- Giotto’s Campanile is a tower that makes up the popular Florence Cathedral.
- Designed by Giotto, the tower showcases the best of Florentine Gothic architecture.
- There are polygonal buttresses at each corner of the tower, which is divided into five magnificent stages.
- The hexagonal panels on the lower stage of the tower present the story of Adam, and Eve, followed by the beginning of mechanical artwork.
- The lozenges are made up of marble that showcase the beauty of planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Sun, and Moon.
- There are 7 different bells of the Tower incorporated from 1705 to 1956.
Timings: Every day 08:15 AM to 06:50 PM
Entry Fee: € 18
Piazza Della Repubblica
- Piazza Della Repubblica is a city square in Florence, Italy, famous for being a meeting place for artists, and writers.
- The square holds a chapter in the history of the Roman Empire as this place is where the Temple of Mars used to be.
- It houses three historically popular cafes like Caffe Giubbe Rosse, Paszkowski, and Caffe Gilli.
- On the south side of the square, you can visit Caffe Giubbe Rosse to witness important historical photographs. The east side has the Savoy Hotel, and the west side houses arcone.
Timings: 09:00 AM to 12:00 AM during summer, and 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM in winter.
Fontana del Porcellino
- Fontana del Porcellino, known popularly as the Fountain of Boar, is one of the most popular fountains in Italy.
- It has been sculptured in Bronze, sometimes addressed as the “Bronze Hog”
- It was designed by Baroque pioneer Pietro Tacca in the 17th century.
- You must add this statue in your 3 days in Florence, as it is associated with a Greek legend that led Medici to bring it to Florence.
- Several European and American countries like Australia, Belgium, and Canada, the USA, the UK, Sweden, Norway, and Japan, have made many replicas of the popular Florence boar statue.
Osteria del Porcellino
- Osteria del Porcellino is a family restaurant located in the closest vicinity of Piazza Della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio.
- Since 1969, the restaurant has offered customers the best Italian cuisine in town.
- You can list this restaurant in your Florence itinerary for 3 days, and reserve a table to enjoy typical Florentine dishes.
- Taste the yummiest Tiramisu and Creme Brule along with the popular Italian coffee and lemon juice of the restaurant, popular all across Italy.
Timings: Every day 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Entry Fee: € (12-20) per meal
Day 2 In Florence
- Accademia Gallery, known as the “Gallery of Academy of Florence” is a museum in Florence witnessing 1.46 million visitors every year.
- The Accademia Gallery is famous for housing significant sculptures by Great Renaissance Michelangelo.
- The museum academy houses the most popular sculptures dating back to the 14-17th centuries.
- You must add this museum in your 3 days in Florence to witness the marvelous statue of “David”.
- Many of the sculptures in the museum were denoted by the Medici Family through their personal collection.
- The museum academy houses some of the most popular musical instruments by Stradivarius, Bartolommeo Cristofori, Nicole Amati, and many more.
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday 08:15 AM to 06:50 PM
Entry Fee: € 20
- Mercato Centrale is a large food extravaganza market that lets you taste the yummiest food in town.
- Located in central Florence, the food market aims to redevelop the long-lost authentic taste of Florence.
- Renowned artisans, food makers, and chefs come to present you with the best taste of all the food markets.
- The market maintains quality standards for procurements and fish to present the tastiest food in the town.
- In 2014, the market was opened on the anniversary of 1874’s iron, and glass architecture, special to Florence.
Timings: Daily 09:00 AM to 11:00 PM
San Marco Church
- Basilica de San Marco in Florence is a large religious complex that houses a holy church, and a convent.
- Erected in the 15th century, this place had a famous library housing a collection of important manuscripts.
- The facade of the church was built in the 18th century and it dominates Florentine architecture.
- The walls of the church are covered with 14th-century frescoes and golden-colored designs.
- The Florence itinerary for 3 days lets you visit the museum to see popular paintings- “Pala Di Sinti”, and “Madonna with Saints”.
- The church also houses a large mosaic of “The Virgin Mary”, and the Statue of Savonarola.
Timings: Monday to Friday 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
- Ponte Vecchio is a medieval arch bridge in Florence, Italy, that is made of stone.
- The length of the bridge is a whopping 95 meters, visible from distances.
- A stunning example of Middle-age European architecture, the bridge moves over the Arno River and connects Por Santa Maria to Guicciardini.
- The bridge is believed to be constructed during Roman times but was recorded in 1218 after its reconstruction by stone.
- Officially, the bridge was made in place of the Roman bridge and was completed in 1345 under the guidance of the architect Taddeo Gaddi.
Timings: Every Day 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM
- Piazzale Michelangelo presents you with the panorama of the mystical skyline of Florence and the beautiful Arno River.
- Located on the Southern banks of River Arno, the Piazzale was built by Giuseppe Poggi.
- Also known by the name of Michelangelo Square, you can visit Piazzale Michelangelo as a part of a 3 days in Florence trip to witness the sunrise views of Florence.
- This complex has been there since the 19th century and features a bronze replica of “David” in the Accademia Gallery.
Timings: Every day 08:00 AM to 12:00 AM
- Just as the name suggests, the Museo Galileo is dedicated to the Astronomer Galileo Galilei.
- Also known as the Institute, and Museum of History of Science, this place is nestled in the 11-century building of Palazzo Castellani.
- The museum houses two collections- The Medici, and Lorraine Collections.
- The first floor with its nine rooms is dedicated to the Medici collection from the 15-18th centuries, showcasing the scientist’s very own artifacts like telescopes, and objective lenses.
- The second floor is dedicated to Florence’s contribution to the scientific fields of Electromagnetism, and Chemistry through the Lorraine collection.
Timings: Wednesday to Monday 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM, and from 09:30 AM to 01:00 PM on Tuesday.
Entry Fee: € 10
The Bargello Museum
- The National Museum of Florence is one of the oldest buildings in the city that dates back to the 13th century.
- The building has had a beautiful courtyard and balcony with a large hall on the first floor since the 14th-15th centuries.
- Since the 19th century, this building has been used as an Italian museum.
- In your 3 day Florence itinerary, visit the enchanting museum for its Gothic decorative art.
- The ground floor of the museum presents you with Tuscany’s 16th-century artworks by Michelangelo, Bacchus, Brutus, and many more artists.
- You can also witness the valor of the Medici family with their victorious medals.
Entry Fee: € 6
- Dante’s House is a museum in Florence dedicated to the popular poet, and philosopher Dante Alighieri, built in the 20th century on the grounds of the artist’s home.
- The first floor presents you with the accounts of his life’s important events in politics and personal life.
- The second floor exhibits his later years of life through his painful exile.
- The third floor showcases his art and replicas by various other artists like Michelangelo and Giotto.
Timings: Tuesday to Friday 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM, and Saturday-Sunday 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Entry Fee: € 8
- Medici Chapel's house is the tomb of 50 members of the Medici Family.
- The last Medici was buried here in the 18th century and some of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany.
- Today, this place has become a museum with magnificent sculptures designed by Michelangelo.
- There is a square floor and a half dome, geometric statues made up of white marble; and grey stones with decorations of semi-precious stones.
Timings: Wednesday to Saturday, Monday from 08:15 AM to 06:50 PM, and 08:15 AM to 01:50 PM on Sunday.
Entry Fee: € 7
Trattoria La Mescita
- Trattoria La Mescita is a popular Italian restaurant in Florence that offers affordable and tasty food.
- The restaurant is almost created in a room, but the taste of its food is much more than its size.
- On one of the 3 days in Florence, visit this restaurant that starts serving hot dishes in the morning.
- Morning breakfast includes a panini and a glass of wine.
- There is tough competition to secure a seat owing to the popularity of the restaurant among localities.
- You can take home pasta, meat, and many ready-to-eat Italian dishes.
Timings: Every day 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Entry Fee: Starts from € 5
Day 3 In Florence
- Uffizi is one of the most visited galleries in Italy, which is a popular choice for your 3 day Florence itinerary.
- It is nestled between the first and second floors of a 16th-century building.
- The Uffizi Gallery is famous for housing some of the best artworks from Middle age Europe to modern times.
- There is a fantastic collection of the 14th-century Renaissance period featuring precious works by Giotto, Michelangelo, Beato Angelico, etc.
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday 08:15 AM to 06:30 PM
Entry Fee: € 12
- Palazzo Pitti, known as Pitti Palace, is a large Renaissance building in Florence, Italy.
- The palace belonged to the Medici Family and the Grand Dukes of Tuscany.
- Palazzo Pitti was embedded with jewels, paintings, and luxurious items.
- You can explore the Palatine Gallery of Palazzo Pitti to witness 500 Renaissance paintings.
- There is the Room of Ark, Room of Castagnoli, Room of Venus, Room of Mercury, and many more rooms that are decorated with sculptures, and paintings.
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday 08:15 AM to 06:30 PM
Entry Fee: € 10
- Boboli Gardens is a historical Italian Garden, the first of its kind that you must explore during your 3 days in Florence tour.
- Originally created for the Medici Family, the garden inspired designs for many European courts.
- There is an oval-shaped area named “Isolotto” that follows large trees enclosing an enchanting pond.
- The popular fountain “Fontana del Bacchino” in which a dwarf is riding a tortoise, features in the middle of the park.
Timings: Every day 08:15 AM to 06:30 PM
Entry Fee: € 6
Santa Croce Basilica
- The Basilica of Holy Cross is the principal Church in Florence, Italy.
- Also known by the name “Temple of Italian Glories”, the Basilica of Holy Cross is the Burial place of famous Italians Galileo, Michelangelo, Foscolo, etc.
- The church is designed in Italian Gothic architecture with a 19th-century Gothic revival facade.
- This is the largest Franciscan church in the world that features 16 chapels decorated with Frescoes.
Timings: Monday to Saturday 09:30 PM to 05:30 PM, and from 12:30 PM to 05:45 PM on Sunday
Santa Maria Novella Church
- Santa Maria Novella is a Dominican principal church in Florence belonging to the 15th century.
- You can visit this place to pay your respects in your 3 day Florence itinerary to “The Virgin Mary”.
- The interiors of the Church are vast in the style of a T-shaped Egyptian Cross with a nave and aisle windows.
- The stained glass windows date back to the 14-15th century in the style of the Renaissance.
- There are several astronomical instruments in the church like the armillary sphere, and gnomon.
- The Frescoes on the interior walls of the church, chapterhouse, and cloister are designed and painted in modern Renaissance, and gothic architecture.
Cibreo Teatro del Sale
- One of the most popular restaurants in Florence, Teatro del Sale serves you the best Tuscan food with elegant wine.
- Teatro del Sale is a restaurant-plus-theater, where you can eat and watch the finest Italian performances.
- Since 2003, this restaurant has offered tasty Tuscan food and presents you with live shows.
- The place is mainly famous for “Cibreo”- a special Italian sausage.
- The restaurant-theater witnesses acts from artists from all across the world.
- You can even watch the behind-the-scenes production preparations for the live shows while enjoying food.
Timings: Tuesday to Friday 07:30 PM to 11:00 PM
- Just as the name suggests, the Rose Garden in Florence is a collection of enchanting Roses.
- Displaying a true sense of “Romanticism”- the garden is surrounded by lush greenery.
- You can explore the sloppy garden in a few hours of your Florence itinerary for 3 days.
- Apart from Roses, the park presents you with the beauty of budding plants like lemons, and various others.
- The sculpture of “Two Chess Pieces” by Belgian Artist Jean Michel Felon adds to the beauty of the garden.
Timings: Monday to Saturday 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM, and Sunday 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM
- Bardini Gardens, known as Giardino Bardini, is an Italian Renaissance Garden in the hilly terrain of Florence.
- The Garden is a part of Villa Bardini and offers panoramic views of the Italian city.
- Catch the wonderful sight of wood pigeons, blackbirds, and rock pigeons that reside inside the garden.
- It has three sections, each designed at a different age.
- You can witness an English garden with an Anglo-Chinese style landscape on one side, a baroque-style staircase in an Italianate garden, and an agricultural orchid park.
Timings: Daily 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Entry Fee: € 6
National Archeological Museum
- The National Archaeological Museum in Florence is one of the oldest museums in Italy that you must add to your 3 day Florence itinerary.
- There are 9 rooms, and 2 warehouses displaying 14,000 artifacts.
- The museum houses permanent exhibits of the Renaissance and Middle Ages.
- You can find Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Etruscan Artifacts.
- There is a garden named “Necropolis Garden” in the museum to present you with the beauty of roses, and magnolia.
Timings: Saturday to Monday 08:30 AM to 02:00 PM, and Wednesday to Friday 08:30 AM to 07:00 PM
Entry Fee: € 8
- All’Antico Vinaio is an iconic restaurant, and sandwich shop in Florence, Italy.
- Operating on Sullivan Street since 1991, this legendary place serves you the most popular Tuscan dishes of Panino and Vino.
- Since 2006, this place has been a street-food favorite spot for Florentines, and tourists alike.
- Top sandwich makers of the city present their special cheeses, salumi, flavored creams, chopped vegetable mixture, and many more varieties.
- The Tuscany flat-bread “Schiacciata” is among the most loved sandwiches in Florence.
Timings: Daily 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Entry Fee: € 10 per person