Top 10 Things to Do in Florence, Florence tours & activities, fun things to do in Florence | VELTRA

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here

Florence EDITOR'S PICKS
Top 10 Things to Do in Florence
Known as the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is brimming with all kinds of masterpieces, from splendid palaces to iconic works of art. Explore galleries of priceless Renaissance art at some of the world’s most renowned museums. See the best of Tuscany, from medieval villages in the countryside to seaside towns along the Italian Riviera. Visit architectural treasures around the city, immerse yourself in Florentine culture and more.
Discover Tuscany’s capital city with these must-do activities in Florence!
1. See works by famous Florentine artists of the Renaissance, such as Michelangelo’s iconic David, at the Accademia Gallery
2. Discover a treasure trove of art at the Uffizi Gallery, including Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo, Caravaggio’s Medusa and more
3. Climb the dome of the Florence Duomo, also known as the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, and walk along its secret terraces on an exclusive tour
4. Travel to the Cinque Terre from Florence and explore the picturesque villages along the coastline of the Italian Riviera
5. Explore medieval villages like Monteriggioni and Siena on Tuscany day trips from Florence and spend some time in the Italian countryside
6. Taste the famed Chianti wine of Tuscany, sample olive oil and enjoy panoramic views of scenic vineyards on a day trip to the Chianti wine country
7. Witness an Italian opera performance of famous arias at intimate venues like Santa Monaca Church and St Mark's English Church in Florence
8. Head up to the Piazzale Michelangelo and get a one of a kind panorama of the Florentine skyline
9. Admire stunning Renaissance buildings, such as the Santa Maria Novella, the Church of Santa Croce and the palaces, villas and gardens of the Medici
10. Enjoy a typical Florentine dinner and get the chance to try the famous bistecca alla Fiorentina

VELTRA Tip: Looking for more things to do outside the city? Check out these top 10 day trips from Florence!
19Activities

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. See Michelangelo's most famous work of art, The David. Avoid the long queues with your skip the line access on this guided tour of The Accademia Gallery in Florence. Spend some time marveling at important masterpieces like the Palestrina Pieta.
    English Available

    From USD33.11

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  2. Discover the historic center of Florence on this 3-hour Florence walking tour. See famous sights like the Florence Cathedral, Uffizi Square, Palazzo Vecchio and more. Skip the line at the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s David!
    English Available

    From USD62.80

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. See the best of Florence on this day tour! Skip the line at the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's David. Admire the beauty of the Florence Cathedral and have the option to visit at your own expense.
    English Available

    From USD106.19

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    4.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Buy your skip the line tickets for the Uffizi Gallery Florence in advance and get to explore the impressive art gallery without the long queues! Discover artworks from Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
    English Available

    USD22.84

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  5. Skip the lines to the famed Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. See the works of artists who defined the Renaissance period, like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli and Raphael. Learn about the masterpieces on display from your guide.
    English Available

    From USD54.81

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. Travel in a small group and discover the breathtaking Cinque Terre from Florence. Drive along the Ligurian Coast and visit Vernazza, Corniglia and Manarola! Then enjoy a boat cruise to see the best views of the coast.
    English Available

    USD192.97

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Discover the Chianti region, home to world-class wines and olive oil. Head to an olive oil mill and sample some of the region's best. Then, visit two Chianti wineries and sip on the finest Tuscany wines before ending the tour with a traditional meal.
    English Available

    From USD158.72

    Daily
    6.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. Journey to the illustrious region of Tuscany from Florence and discover the finest Chianti wines. Enjoy two tastings of luscious Tuscany wines complemented by local snacks as you bask in the view of Chianti's rolling hills and vibrant vineyards.
    English Available

    From USD52.52

    8%
    OFF
    Daily
    7.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  9. Indulge your senses as you sip on fine Chianti wines and marvel at the Tuscany countryside on this afternoon trip. Tour 2 Chianti wineries and indulge in wines, extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar paired with quintessential Tuscany food.

    USD52.52

    Daily
    5.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  10. Experience a wonderful day in the Tuscan countryside. Admire the most beautiful corners of Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Chianti region and sample delicious local wines.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD73.08

    Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri
    11 - 11.5 hour(s) (morning)
  11. Visit the celebrated Chianti wine region on a half-day trip from Florence. Revel in the idyllic Tuscany countryside, enjoy a wine tasting paired with delectable cured meats and explore a famed Chianti winery.
    English Available

    USD50.24

    Daily
    6 hour(s) (afternoon)
  12. Follow the footsteps of the Medici family and go back in time to the Italian Renaissance! Discover city's rich historical and cultural heritage on a walking tour of Florence's top attractions.
    English Available

    From USD33.11

    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  13. Choose from full day, morning or afternoon tours to discover the artistic treasures of Florence! The morning tour includes fast track tickets for the Accademia, while the afternoon tour grants you VIP access to the Uffizi.
    English Available

    From USD65.08

    4%
    OFF
    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  14. Discover the UNESCO-listed sites of Siena and San Gimignano and the medieval town of Monteriggioni on this Tuscany from Florence day trip. Have lunch at Siena before heading to the Tuscany countryside. Relish succulent red wine at a Chianti winery.
    Meal Provided

    From USD73.08

    Daily
    11 hour(s) (morning)
  15. Discover Florence's cuisine in this authentic food and wine tour. Your guide will bring you to Oltrarno and Santo Spirito to taste some cheese, fresh-baked bread, steak, gelato, wines and a lot more!
    English Available

    From USD85.64

    Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    4 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  16. Visit a typical Tuscan restaurant and enjoy an authentic 3-course Tuscan meal. Savor it with some of Italy's finest bottles of Chianti wine before watching a nearby concert from the front row.
    Meal Provided

    USD74.22

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  17. Spend a unique evening in Florence in true Italian style, dedicated to the discovery of the Tuscan cuisine, along with one of the most famous and popular Operas, such as La Traviata and Tosca.
    Meal Provided

    USD90.21

    Daily
    4 hour(s) (evening)
  18. Visit Cinque Terre from Florence and discover the colorful villages of the Ligurian coast! Enjoy free time to explore and take postcard-worthy towns of Manarola, Monterosso, Riomaggiore, and Vernazza
    Meal Provided

    From USD108.47

    Daily
    13.5 hour(s) (morning)
  19. Delight your taste buds as you sample 4 limited edition wines while on a guided tour of the villa. Enjoy a typical Tuscan 4-course dinner in a 17th century villa surrounded by vineyard and a stunning view over the hills of Florence!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD113.04

    Mon, Wed, Thu
    4 hour(s) (evening)