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Activities to Do in Florence This Weekend

2. Explore Pitti Palace
3. Take The Arno River Cruise
4. Walk Around the Ponte Vecchio
5. Pay a Visit at Cappella Brancacci
6. Admire Florence Cathedral
7. Explore Boboli Gardens
 9. Witness Beautiful Views of the city through Piazzale Michelangelo
10. Pray at Siena Cathedral

If you are looking for some interesting things to do in Florence this weekend, you will be happy to note that there are several options. Being the birthplace of the Renaissance, the city of Florence has much to offer to its visitors. To start with, the city has several galleries displaying artwork by well known artists such as Michelangelo, Ghirlandaio, Pontormo, and Botticelli. You can visit the Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, and others to witness them. If medieval buildings interest you, head toward the Siena Cathedral or explore the 

Pitti Palace or the Cappella Brancacci.A noteworthy attraction that you must not miss out on during your visit to the city is the Florence Cathedral, the fourth largest cathedral in Europe. Those looking for activities to do in Florence this weekend instead, can go for a picnic at Boboli Gardens, take a river cruise on the Arno River or hike up to the terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo to enjoy a spectacular view of the city. You can also take a walk around Ponte Vecchio and enjoy shopping for jewellery.

Here are some of the best things to do in Florence this weekend:

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Explore Pitti Palace

  • Include a visit to Palazzo Pitti in your list of activities to do in Florence this weekend.
  • Belonging to the Renaissance period, Palazzo Pitti is currently the largest museum in Florence. 
  • Enter the museum and walk into the various galleries and museums housed inside the building.
  • Observe the displays in the Gallery of Modern Art and the Palatine Gallery.
  • Walk into the Silver Museum which was the treasury of the Grand Dukes and then stroll into the Royal Apartments before heading towards the Museum of Costume and Fashion. 

Location:
Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: Tuesday to Sunday, 1:30 to 6:30 PM

Entry Fee: € 6 per person

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02

Visit Uffizi Gallery

  • Visit Uffizi Gallery, the most visited museum in Italy, while spending your weekend in Florence.
  • Admire some of the best artwork collections dating back from ancient to the middle age and consisting of paintings, sculptures and more.
  • Stroll across the gallery to watch some notable works such as Cimabue's Madonna Enthroned, Boticelli's Birth of Venus, Botticelli's Birth of Venus, Caravaggio's Medusa, Titian's Flora and Michelangelo's Holy Family.  

Location:
Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Time: Tue to Sun: 8:15 am to 6:30 pm; Monday closed

Price: Children up to 3 years free;
            Adults:  € 105;
           Children between 4 to 12: Discounted rate.

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03

Admire Florence Cathedral

  • Florence Cathedral, also known as The Duomo or the Santa Maria del Fiore, is the fourth largest cathedral in Europe.
  • Visit the cathedral and feel awe-struck looking at the neo-Gothic marble façade that has been built with the image of the reliefs on Giotto's Campanile.
  • Look out for the highlights of the cathedral such as the marble floor of Baccio d'Agnolo, Michelino's famous painting portraying Dante explaining his La Divina Commedia, and three apses, crowned with copies of Brunelleschi's dome, and containing five beautiful chapels.

Location: Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: Monday to Saturday: 10:15 am - 4:15 pm; Sunday: Closed

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04

Explore Boboli Gardens

  • Exploring the Boboli Gardens is one of the most enjoyable things to do in Florence this weekend.
  • Enjoy the beauty of the garden which is located in the backyard of the Pitti Palace.
  • Appreciate the plethora of sculptures at the largest open-air museum in Florence
  • Take a stroll on the winding paths of the Upper Botanical Garden and the Viale dei Cipressi and stop to admire the fountains.
  • Wander to the top of the garden to see a breathtaking view of the city.

Location:
Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy 

Timing: Daily 8:15 am – 6:30 pm

Price: € 6 per person

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05

Stop By Accademia Gallery

  • One of the must-do activities to do in Florence this weekend is to visit the  Accademia Gallery.
  • The gallery is well-known for Michaelangelo's spectacular marble sculpture, David.
  • Explore the gallery to admire the famous status along with other unfinished works of the great artist.
  • Admire masterpieces by some famous artists such as Ghirlandaio, Pontormo and Botticelli.

Location:
Via Ricasoli, 58, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Timing: Tuesday to Sunday: 8:15 AM to 6:50 PM; Closed on Mondays.

Price: Children 0 - 3 years: FREE;
           Children 4 - 12 years: 30% disc.;
            Adults: € 49

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06

Take The Arno River Cruise

  • Feel thrilled as you embark on a mini cruise on the Arno River aboard a vintage Barchetta which is a Florence Gondola-style traditional boat.
  • One of the must things to do in Florence this weekend, the cruise will take you on a 50-minute relaxing journey.
  • Sip in a Cool Wine Aperitivo and enjoy the cruise as you ride beneath the Ponte Vecchio,  and pass the star attractions of the city such as Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Corsini and Santa Trinita Bridge.

Location: Arno River, Tuscany, Florence

Timings: Daily 6.00pm

Entry Fee: Children 0- 3 years: Free;
                  Children 4 - 12 years: Discounted Rate;
                   Adults: € 55

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07

Walk Around The Ponte Vecchio

  • If you are looking for  things to do in Florence this weekend, you can opt for an enjoyable walk around Ponte Vecchio.
  • Ponte Vecchio is an old bridge made of stone which is used for crossing River Arno at the narrowest point.
  • During your walk, take a look at the jewellery shops to admire their wares and purchase for yourself or your loved one.
  • Learn about the Vasari Corridor which runs below the jewellery shops and connects Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti.

Location
:Ponte Vecchio, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings:Monday-Sunday: 10 AM to 7 PM

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08

Pay A Visit At Cappella Brancacci

  • Pay a visit to the 15th-century Cappella Brancacci, often referred to as 'the Sistine of the early Renaissance and located in Santa Maria del Carmine. 
  • Explore the Capella which is part of the main church and is known for its stunning Masaccio frescoes containing the Stories of St. Peter.
  • Opt for a guided tour to know more about the Capella

Location
: Piazza del Carmine, 14, 50124 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: Mon to Sat: 10 am to 5 pm; Sun: 1 am to 5 pm; Tue: Closed

Entry Fee: € 8,00 per person

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09

Witness Beautiful Views Through Piazzale Michelangelo

  • If you want to enjoy the best view of the city of Florence, you must include a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo in your list of  things to do in Florence this weekend.
  • Piazzale Michelangelo is a 19th-century terrace that is perched atop a hill, and overlooks the city of Florence.
  • Hike up to the terrace and be rewarded with a spectacular view of the city, especially if you are visiting at sunset.
  • Check out the near-perfect bronze copies of Michelangelo’s David, which can be found in the Florence Art Gallery at the Piazza.

Location:
Piazzale Michelangelo, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings:9:30 am - 1:00 pm and from 3 pm to 7 pm; Sundays 3 pm - 7 pm.

Entry Fee: Free 

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10

Pray At Siena Cathedral

  • While spending your weekend in Florence, visit the Siena Cathedral, a stunning structure located in the Tuscan countryside
  • Walk into the place and appreciate the artistic treasures by Renaissance artists such as Donatello, Michelangelo, and Bernini
  • Look into the  Piccolomini Library to observe the marble-inlay floor as well as the frescoes by Pinturicchio.
  • Head towards the Museo dell opera to take a look at Italian art such as Duccio di Buoninsegna's Maestà and others.
  • Climb to the top of the cathedral to get a spectacular view of the Tuscan countryside

Location:
Piazza del Duomo, 8, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

Timings: Mon to Sat: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM; Sun:1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Entry Fee: €9.8 per person

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People Also Ask About Florence

  1. What are the best things to do in Florence this weekend?

    1. Explore the Boboli Gardens: Going for an exploration of the Boboli Gardens is one of the fun things to do in Florence this weekend. Appreciate the plethora of sculptures at the largest open-air museum in Florence as you take a stroll on the winding paths in the garden.

    2. Visit Accademia Gallery: Do not miss out on one of the most exciting things to do in Florence this weekend, visiting the Accademia Gallery. The gallery is known for having the spectacular marble sculpture, David by Michaelangelo along with masterpieces by other famous artists such as Ghirlandaio, Pontormo and Botticelli. 

    3. Pay a visit to Pitti Palace: Palazzo Pitti, belonging to the Renaissance period, is the largest museum in Florence. Include a visit to this place in the list of activities to do in Florence this weekend and walk into the various galleries and museums housed inside the building such as the Gallery of Modern Art, the Palatine Gallery, Silver Museum, Royal Apartments, and the Museum of Costume and Fashion. 

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  2. Why is Florence famous?

    The city of Florence is famous for being the birthplace of the Renaissance. It has also gained popularity for the amazing architecture of its monuments and the vibrant culture that can be witnessed among its people. The ancient city has several art galleries and museums such as the Palazzo Pitti and the Uffizi Gallery which have become popular landmarks. 
  3. How to reach Florence?

    1. By Air: Florence has 2 airports near the city. You can either fly to Florence’s Amerigo Vespucci international airport from several European cities such as Barcelona, Amsterdam, Munich and Frankfurt. Or you can fly to Pisa International Airport which is 85 km away from the city and has flights coming from more destinations.

    2. By Train: Most of the major cities of Italy are connected to Florence by a high-speed train network. You can reach any of the 3 main stations of the city, Firenze SMN, Firenze Campo Di and Firenze Refried, by travelling by this network. You can also travel to the city by overnight train from France and Germany via express trains.

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  4. What is the best time to visit Florence?

    The best time to visit Florence is from the month of April till early June and then from September to October. April to June marks the spring season in the city and has gentle weather. During this time, the landscapes of the city, particularly its various gardens become filled with vibrant coloured flowers all along the Tuscan countryside. If you visit during September and October, which are the autumn months, you will be able to experience Florence with a magical nip in the weather and will be able to participate in a lot of outdoor events.
  5. What is special about Florence Cathedral?

    The Florence Cathedral is known to be “both the birthplace and proving ground of the Renaissance”. It is one of the largest churches in Italy and has the largest brick dome that has ever been constructed in the world. The building is also known for its architecture which has combined scientific innovation with sublime religious art, making it the most significant structure in Florence.

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