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Presentation of Florence
The capital of Tuscany in western Italy is the city where the Renaissance truly flowered. Florence was once home to artists of the calibre of Leonardo da Vinci and Michaelangelo, as well as the pioneering astronomer Galileo. The area's spectacular heritage is still visible wherever you turn during package holidays in Florence, but today's city is also known for its beautiful scenery and romantic gardens, as well as its relaxed pace of life. On our all-inclusive holiday packages to Florence, you'll also find a city that loves to eat, and your stomach will certainly thank you for coming here. Your wallet will, too, if you let us at eDreams take you there!
Things to know before visiting Florence
As you'd expect, Italy is very welcoming to visitors from the UK on a flight to Florence. All you require is a valid passport; you don't need a visa for our holiday deals to Florence. The airport closest to the city is officially called simply Florence Airport, but is often referred to as "Peretola" after the suburb in which it lies. Some budget airlines will land at Pisa instead, but this is only about an hour away by train or bus. If you use public transport to make the most of cheap package holidays in Florence, you'll need to get your ticket endorsed at a machine to make it valid for travel. Get in touch with us and we'll make it happen.
What is the weather in Florence?
Like other parts of Tuscany, Florence has a beautiful, subtropical climate; take a flight from London to Florence and you'll notice the warmth at once. Summers are very warm and dry, making them a great time to take a holiday to Florence if you're looking to spend time outdoors. July is usually the hottest month, with temperatures into the low 30s Celsius. If that's a little much for you, but you still want some warmth, pick flight and hotel deals in May or September, when it's around ten degrees cooler. Even in winter, harsh cold is unusual, and temperatures usually reach double figures even around Christmas. Simply decide what suits you, then a few clicks will do the rest.
Things to do in Florence
You could easily spend package holidays in Florence just walking around and taking in the astounding architecture. If you'd like a more focused break, though, try:
Uffizi Gallery – obvious, perhaps, but still a collection of Renaissance masterpieces to take your breath away
Via de' Tornabuoni – Florence's finest shopping street, lined with effortlessly stylish department stores and boutiques
Teatro Della Pergola – huge opera house with over 200 performances a year, some outdoors in spring and early summer
Spiaggia Sull’Arno – riverside beach with plenty of sand to stretch out on, yoga lessons and even resident DJs.
Il Duomo di Firenze – astonishing, and vast, cathedral dome; the 463 steps to the top are worth it for the views
This just scratches the surface of the delights our cheap holidays in Florence have in store for you. At eDreams, our friendly staff are always ready to help.
Places to visit near Florence
While you're in Tuscany, don't miss the opportunity to explore a little further afield than the city itself. Pisa, with its Leaning Tower, cathedral and medieval palaces, should be near the of your list after a flight from Manchester to Florence. For a taste of sea air during your holiday in Florence, head for Livorno, whose Terrazza Mascagni offers a relaxing spot to watch ships drift past. The protected landscape of Val d'Orcia is home to the village of Pienza, a UNESCO-recognised spot with stupendous views. The sight of our prices is also sure to delight you!
What to eat in Florence?
Like other regions of Italy, Tuscany has its own cuisine, and you only have to compare holidays in Florence to those elsewhere to see how distinctive it is. When you book our holiday deals to Florence, try beginning a meal with crostini di fegato, a liver-based antipasto with a delicious seasoning of anchovies and onions. For the main course, there can be little finer than bistecca alla fiorentina, a glorious local T-bone steak grilled and served thickly cut. Don't worry if you're vegetarian, as veggie options are far more common here than they used to be; try Libreria Brac, housed in an old bookshop, for the "piatto unico" fixed-price menus. For a feast of options, click through to our great deals.