Youth Hostel – Florence attractions

Strolling through the streets of the historic center of Florence is of course essential, but the finest treasures are not always visible from the outside. You must take at least two days to visit the various museums. Here are some ideas of essential things to see and do:

The Ponte Vecchio and shops
The famous bridge that crosses the Arno river has the peculiarity of being lined with shops. Although it is mostly jewellery stores, if your budget does not allow you to take these memories with you, it is still a pleasant place to hanh around.

The Piazza del Duomo, Campanile di Giotto offers, literally, a breathtaking view of the city – you must climb a staircase of 414 steps!

Galleria dell’Accademia
Who has not seen at least one photo of David by Michelangelo? The famous statue is located in the Galleria dell’Accademia, which is one of the most famous museum stops of Florence, totally worth a visit.  The Museum is open every day except Monday from 8:15 a.m. to 6:50 p.m.. The entry fees are 6.50 Euros.

Galleria degli Uffizi
The Uffizi Gallery is a must-see even if you’re not fond of museums. The Birth of Venus and Spring by Botticelli, The Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci and many other internationally known works are preserved in this museum. It is most advisable to book tickets in advance to avoid long waiting line-ups, purchasing them online paying an additional service charge of 3 Euros.

Piazza della Signoria
This is one of the most famous places in Florence, which houses the Palazzo Vecchio and the entrance to the Uffizi Gallery. One can also see a copy of the famous marble statue of David by Michelangelo.

Countless churches in the city alone are worth a day trip…