4 Days In Florence: Top Places To Visit & Things To Do
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4 Days Florence Itinerary

Piazzale Michelangelo, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Repubblica, Uffizi Gallery, Florence Cathedral and many more.

Spend 4 days in Florence exploring the city that gave birth to the Renaissance and getting lost in its maze of medieval alleyways. Both the Galleria dell'Accademia, which holds Michelangelo's sculpture "David," and the Duomo, a dome recognised around the world for its terracotta tile work, are worth a full day of research.

The Piazza della Signoria is a must see during your trip of 4 days in Florence, Italy with its many copies of famous artworks such as Michelangelo's David. The Basilica di Santa Croce is a magnificent architectural work from the thirteenth century that is not to be missed; besides the Uffizi Gallery which is home to a magnificent collection of artworks that spans ancient and modern times.

Once you've explored every inch of Piazza della Signoria, the Ponte Vecchio, a breathtakingly gorgeous Medieval bridge, is one of the numerous places to visit in Florence in 4 days. Also, don't miss the Fontana del Porcellino, a fountain modeled after a sculpture from the 17th century into which visitors can hurl coins in the hopes of a lucky return.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Florence in 4 days:

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Piazzale Michelangelo

  • If you have 4 days in Florence, you must browse the displayed artwork here to get a sense of this palace's history and opulence.
  • A multimedia tour, in the form of a 3D tablet measuring 7 inches, can enrich your experience of the palace by providing audio-video narration and high-definition photos.
  • You may go shopping for unique souvenirs including pottery, leather goods, and handmade paper.
Location: Piazzale Michelangelo, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

Open Monday to Saturday 9:30 am-1:00 pm and from 3 pm to 7 pm; Sundays 3 pm-7 pm

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Ponte Vecchio

  • The Ponte Vecchio, a historic bridge across the Arno River in the heart of Florence, is one of the touristy places to visit in Florence in 4 days.
  • Travelers taking in the scenery, buskers, painters, and other performers of all stripes along this bridge.
  • There is also a plethora of stores, many of which are decorated in a medieval style, spread out on either side of the bridge.
  • On occasion, concerts are held, and riverboat rides are made available.
Location: Ponte Vecchio, Florence, 50125

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Palazzo Vecchio

  • Explore the various galleries and see the stunning artwork on display as you spend one of the 5 days in Florence, in this palace
  • Learn about the palace's opulence and history by browsing its artwork.
  • You can improve your visit by using a multimedia guide, which is a 3D tablet that measures 7 inches and includes an audio-video narration and high-definition images of the palace.
Location: P.za della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

: Open Monday to Sunday 9 AM - 10 PM, Thursday 9 AM - 2 PM

Entry Fees
: € 10

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Piazza della Repubblica

  • Piazza della Repubblica one of the iconic places to visit in Florence in 4 days, and an Italian city square
  • Piazza della Repubblica is a monument to Italy's storied past on Mars, and the square's winding lanes and century-old walls provide for a striking contrast against the usual hubbub of modern conversation.
  • Cafes and food outlets lining its alleys get to serve a variety of tourists every day because of the area's historic appeal.
Location: Piazza della Repubblica, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

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Uffizi Gallery

  • The Uffizi Palace and Gallery houses an extraordinary collection of historical art masterpieces.
  • Spend one of the 4 days in Florence, Italy, exploring the artwork of Renaissance greats including Botticelli and da Vinci.
  • Learn how the works of artists like Rembrandt and Caravaggio shaped the evolution of the Baroque era.
  • In this breathtaking museum, you can trace the development of Italian art across mediums and centuries.
Location: Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: Open Tuesday to Sunday - 8:15am to 6:50pm

Entry Fees:
Students: € 4
Adults: € 8
Children and seniors: Free Entry 

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Florence Cathedral

  • Spend one of the 4 days in Florence, Italy, touring the beautiful Duomo with an official guide and learning fascinating local and cathedral history.
  • Learn about the Medici dynasty's reign over Florence, one of the most powerful and prosperous in Italian history.
  • Visit the Cathedral and discover the secrets of Cupola's creation, the work of Filippo Brunelleschi.
Location: Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Open Monday to Sunday 10 AM - 4:30 PM,

Entry Fees:
Children: € 3
Adults: € 18

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Piazza della Signoria

  • The w-shaped Piazza della Signoria, directly in front of the Palazzo Vecchio, is an absolute must-see for anyone spending 4 days in Florence, Italy.
  • For hundreds of years, Florence's political and social life has revolved around Piazza della Signoria, the city's main plaza.
  • This historic plaza has been the site of several parliamentary sessions and is now a popular area for tourists to people-watch.
  • You may visit the Gucci Museum, the Fountain of Neptune, a model of David, and the famous bronze equestrian statue all in one place. 
Location: Plazza della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Entry Fees: € 4

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Villa Bardini

  • Villa Bardini, one of the places to visit in Florence in 4 days, perched high on Oltrarno Hill,  provides a spectacular view of Florence
  • It hosts temporary art exhibits as well as literary and musical events.
  • The outside of Giardino Bardini includes three distinct gardens that range in age and design.
  • There are three gardens you can visit: an Italian one with a Baroque staircase; an English one with exotic plants that is a rare example of an Anglo-Chinese garden; and an agricultural one with an orchard and gorgeous wisteria pergola.
Location: Costa S. Giorgio, 2-4, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: Mondays closed, open Tuesday to Sunday 10 AM - 8 PM

Entry Fees:
Adults: € 6
Youngsters between 18- 26 years: € 2

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Basilica di San Marco

  • There is a tangible sense of history around the Basilica di San Marco, a political, cultural, and religious center of Florence.
  • Originally built as a Vallombrosan Monastery in the 12th century, the structure underwent extensive restoration in the 15th century after being handed over to the Dominicans.
  • Though it was originally based on a Michelozzo design, the current structure has undergone numerous modifications over the years.
Location: Florence, Italy

Closed on Sundays, Open Monday to Saturday 8:15 AM - 1:50 PM

Entry Fees: € 7.75 per person

Accademia Gallery

  • See some of the world's most famous artworks at the Accademia Gallery during a course of 4 days in Florence Italy.
  • Visit the best Renaissance art exhibition ever and gaze in awe at the works of such masters as Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, and Uccello, all of whom produced their masterpieces in the 15th century.
  • Some of Michelangelo's best masterpieces include David, Prisoners, and St. Matthew.
  • Marvel at works by Michelangelo's teacher Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, and Paolo Uccello.
  • Explore the halls of the Accademia Gallery and become acquainted with its rich historical past through its artwork and exhibits.
Location: Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: Mondays closed, open Tuesday to Sunday 8:15 AM - 6:50 PM

Entry Fees: € 20 per adult

Basilica di San Lorenzo

  • As one of Florence's oldest structures, the charming Basilica Di San Lorenzo dates back to the 4th century when it served as the city's cathedral.
  • When spending 4 days in Florence Italy check out the historical events that occurred at Basilica di San Lorenzo, such as triumphant processions, sporting drills, and theatrical plays.
  • Visit the Octagonal Chapel of San Lorenzo in Florence to see the extravagant Medici family chapel.
  • Check out the beautiful marble carvings and the enormous dome within the Mausoleum.
  • Visit Michelangelo's New Sacristy, a cemetery for the Medici family and a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance, as soon as you get the chance.
Location: Basilica di San Lorenzo, Piazza di San Lorenzo, Florence

Timings: Open Monday to Sunday 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Entry Fees: € 9 - €  14 per adult

Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte

  • From here, one can see all the way to San Miniato al Monte, where the medieval walls of Florence still stand, and the basilica dedicated to the saint.
  • Built between the 11th and 13th centuries, the Church of San Miniato al Monte is known for its symmetrical front decorated with geometric motifs in green and white marble.
  • Above the main window is a golden mosaic of Christ Pantocrator, which dates back to the 13th century and adds a touch of opulence to the building's facade.
  • At the end of your 4 days in Florence, Italy, you may look out over the entire city from the top of the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio.
Location: Via delle Porte Sante, 34, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: Open Monday to Sunday 9:30 am –1 pm, 3:30 pm –7 pm

Museo Galileo

  • Spend 4 days in Florence exploring the city's foremost science institution, named after the renowned astronomer and scientist Galileo Galilei.
  • Discover the Medici and Grand Duchy of Lorraine's commitment to education via the arts by visiting one of the world's most amazing collections of scientific instruments.
  • Explore the scientific apparatus on display at the Medici Collections in one of the museum's 18 themed rooms.
  • You can view the Medici Collections, which comprise genuine pieces of art by famous Tuscan and European artists, as well as devices such as armillary spheres, astrolabes, quadrants, dials, meridians, and compasses, in 11 rooms on the ground floor.
Location: Piazza dei Giudici, 1, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Open Monday to Sunday 9:30 AM to 6 PM, Tuesday 9:30 AM to 1 PM

Entry Fees: 

€ 11 per adult
€ 6 per kid between 6-8 years

Fontana del Porcellino

  • The famous Fontana del Porcellino was immortalized in writing by Danish author and dramatist Hans Christian Andersen.
  • The fountain statue was sculpted and cast by Baroque master Pietro Tacca (1577-1640) based on an Italian copy of a Hellenistic marble original.
  • The octagonal pedestal features an intricately detailed depiction of the boar's marshland habitat, complete with authentically portrayed amphibians, reptiles, and mollusks.
  • As per tradition, you should drop a penny into its mouth and then let it fall through the grate. If you want to make a wish, you must catch a falling coin.
Location: Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Basilica Of Santa Croce

  • The Italian city of Florence is home to the magnificent Basilica di Santa Croce di Firenze, which is well-known for its Pazzi chapel and numerous memorials to eminent artists.
  • Discover the resting places of Galileo Galilei, Rossini, Michelangelo, and Machiavelli.
  • During your 4 days in Florence, visit the biggest Franciscan basilica in the world to learn more about the history of one of Florence's most revered cathedrals.
  • As Florence's "pantheon," this splendid church, which was erected for the Franciscans by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1294, has almost 300 tombs, including those of Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavelli.
Location: Piazza di Santa Croce, 16, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

 Open Monday to Saturday 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Sunday 12:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Entry Fees: € 11 per adult

Pitti Palace

  • Spend your 4 days in Florence exploring Pitti Palace, the residence of various European royal dynasties, and taking in the breathtaking architecture.
  • The biggest and most important cultural landmark in Florence is this palace, which has four distinct museums.
  • As you spend 4 days in Florence, stop by any of the outstanding painting galleries throughout the globe to see pieces from the Medici collection.
  • In this former palace that has been transformed into a museum, you can see the works of artists like Raphael, Caravaggio, Titian, Pietro da Cortona, and Rubens.
Location: Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: Mondays closed, open Tuesday to Saturday 8:15 AM - 6: 30 PM

Entry Fees: €2–€16

Leonardo Da Vinci Museum

  • Replicas of devices built from Leonardo da Vinci's blueprints can be seen at the Da Vinci Interactive Museum.
  • Many of the machines have been built to scale, have been functioning, and are ready for testing.
  • A library is a place where useful ideas can be tried out and refined, and it is split into four sections representing the elements of earth, water, air, and fire.
  • All of the master's most well-known works, from paintings to drawings to pioneering anatomical studies, are represented in the museum's exhibitions.
  • The exhibit is rounded up by a series of educational projections regarding Leonardo's life and work.
Location: Via del Castellaccio, 1 r, 50121 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: Open Monday to Sunday 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Entry Fees: € 8

Museo Novecento

  • Not far from Duomo is the 20th-century museum Museo del Novecento, which opened its doors to the public for the first time in 2010.
  • An outstanding collection of 20th-century Italian art by renowned artists is on display here.
  • One section of the museum is dedicated to the works of international painters such as Kandinsky, Matisse, Klee, Mondrian, Braque, Léger, and Picasso.
  • The museum's collection of almost 400 works of art traces the cultural and social development of Italy across several time periods.
Location: P.za di Santa Maria Novella, 10, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Thursdays closed, open Monday to Sunday 11 AM - 8 PM

Entry Fees: € 5

Basilica Of Santa Maria Novella

  • Plan a memorable day trip to the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, one of Florence's most visited landmarks.
  • Visit this historic building to gain a deeper appreciation for the works of ancient Italian masters like Michelangelo, Raphael, and others.
  • Discover its rich history (it was constructed in the 1300s!) and beautiful architecture by reading about it here.
  • Check out the stunning pillared gravestone layout and traditional architecture of the Holy Trinity.
  • Step inside the church's central nave to see Giotto's vibrant and solemn Crucifix, which was motivated by love.
Location: P.za di Santa Maria Novella, 18, 50123 Firenze

Timings: Open Monday to Sunday 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Entry Fees: € 11

Bargello National Museum

  • Learn about the Florentine people's triumph against the nobles and the resulting palace and museum that was constructed in the 13th century.
  • Visit the Council Hall, or Salone del Consiglio, for a peek into the palace's past as a seat of justice and law.
  • During your 4 days in Florence, you can explore the museum and palace and learn about their populist history, which dates back to 1255.
  • The Sala delle Armi houses a collection of medieval weapons and ivory in addition to a display of Renaissance bronzes and medals.
  • Benefit from a rich learning experience and enjoy the museum's beautiful architecture at the same time.
Location: Via del Proconsolo, 4, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: Open Tuesday to Sunday 8:15 am to 1:50pm; Monday closed

Entry Fees:
€ 4 for adults
€ 2 for kids between 18 - 25

People Also Ask About Florence

  1. What are the best places to visit in Florence?

    1. Uffizi Gallery: Giorgio Vasari commissioned the construction of this building, which was once used to house administrative records. The stunning gallery now houses numerous artistic masterpieces, including The Annunciation by Leonardo Da Vinci, The Birth of Venus, and Primavera.

    2. Duomo: 
    You can spend one of your 4 days in Florence Italy by exploring the Duomo, the city's most famous structure, and its collection of artwork by famous Florentine artists such as Arnolfo di Campio and Lorenzo Ghiberti. The building's bright marble decoration provides a glimpse into the Italian Renaissance era. 

    3. Ponte Vecchio: 
    This is the oldest Arno crossing and one of Florence's most notable attractions to visit when spending 4 days in Florence, Italy. It was built during the Roman era and distinguishes itself from similar bridges by having three different arches and two spacious arcades on either side. It's a rare sight to find a bridge where musicians, comedians, and artists are willing to perform for passersby.

    4. Piazzale Michelangelo:
    On a hill above the "cradle of Renaissance" Florence sits the terrace known as Piazzale Michelangelo, which dates back to the 19th century. This plaza is well-known for its breathtaking beauty and stunning architecture, and you must visit it during one of your 4 days in Florence.
  2. What is special about Florence?

    The prevalence of Renaissance architecture and art throughout the city is one of its most defining features. Most of Florence's famous buildings were designed and built by hand by artists like Brunelleschi, who was responsible for the Duomo. There are numerous sites in Florence that attest to the city's enduring Renaissance heritage, such as Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza Michelangelo. raveling to spend 4 days in Florence is the ultimate Italian adventure, all things considered.
  3. How to reach Florence?

    By Air: There are two airports in close proximity to Florence for those who would prefer to arrive in the city by air. First, there's the Florence International Airport, which is just four kilometers from the city's historic core. The city of Pisa is 85 kilometers away, and so is the airport. 

    By Train: Tourists from all over Italy and the world can easily reach the Eternal City thanks to Rome's well-developed express train system. With three major stations, Florence is an important transportation hub for the region. To get here quickly, you can take an express train like the one that runs between Rome and Milan, or any other major city in the world.

    By Road: Since Florence is such a compact city, getting around by car is a breeze. The best way to take in the sights of a city is on foot. It shouldn't take you longer than 15 minutes to walk from one end of the historic district to the other.
  4. What is the best time to visit Florence?

    The best time to visit Florence is from May through September because of the number of outdoor activities, such as art festivals and outdoor dining, as well as the dazzling Italian sunshine, which had a huge impact on Renaissance artists.
  5. Why is Pitti Palace famous?

    The Pitti Palace is unique because it includes the world's largest collection of Raphael paintings, in addition to over 500 other famous works from the 16th and 17th centuries that were collected by the Medici and Lorraine dynasties.
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