36 hours in... Florence
Palazzo Vecchietti is one of 36 hours in... Florence.

1. Palazzo Vecchietti

7.0
Via Degli Strozzi 4, Firenze, Toscana
Hotel · Centro · 3 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Special treat: the Palazzo Vecchietti hotel is a suavely elegant townhouse in the middle of the city, with warm, stylish rooms named after Tuscan artists. Doubles from £260.

Hotel Degli Orafi is one of 36 hours in... Florence.

2. Hotel Degli Orafi

7.9
lungarno archibusieri, 4 (Via dei Georgofili), Firenze, Toscana
Hotel · Centro · 10 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Mid-range: the Hotel degli Orafi is one of Florence’s best-value mid-range options, a friendly place between the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi with a delightful roof terrace. Doubles from £120.

Cupola del Duomo di Firenze is one of 36 hours in... Florence.

3. Cupola del Duomo di Firenze

9.3
Piazza del Duomo, Firenze, Toscana
Scenic Lookout · Centro · 103 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Offers two perfect platforms for a bird’s-eye view of the city – providing you can handle the climb. It’s 463 steps to the top of the dome and 414 to the viewing platform.

Piazza della Signoria is one of 36 hours in... Florence.

4. Piazza della Signoria

9.5
Piazza della Signoria, Firenze, Toscana
Plaza · Centro · 221 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Stroll south of the Duomo for the mighty statues in the this square and self-glorifying frescoes inside the historic town hall, Palazzo Vecchio.

Via dei Georgofili is one of 36 hours in... Florence.

5. Via dei Georgofili

Via dei Georgofili (Via Lambertesca), Firenze, Toscana
Road · Oltrarno · 2 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Lunch: freshly baked artisanal panini with your selection of gourmet ingredients. Budget around €10 for a panino and a glass of wine.

Uffizi Gallery is one of 36 hours in... Florence.

6. Uffizi Gallery

9.2
(Galleria degli Uffizi)
Via della Ninna, 5 (Piazza della Signoria), Firenze, Toscana
Art Museum · Centro · 525 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: The famous Uffizi gallery, where masterpieces by Botticelli, Caravaggio, Rubens, and more will keep you occupied for hours. Expert tip: Pre-book online to beat the queue: telegraph.co.uk/florenceguide

Ponte Vecchio is one of 36 hours in... Florence.

7. Ponte Vecchio

9.4
Ponte Vecchio, Firenze, Toscana
Bridge · Centro · 361 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Stroll across this ancient bridge, where despite the tourist tack most of the shops that line the sides belong to proper goldsmiths who have plied their trade here since at least 1345.

Ora D'Aria is one of 36 hours in... Florence.

8. Ora D'Aria

8.4
Via Dei Georgofili 11r (Via Lambertesca), Firenze, Toscana
Italian Restaurant · Centro · 22 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Dinner: for a really special meal, the chic-but-welcoming realm of chef Marco Stabile, a master of contemporary Italian/Mediterranean cuisine, is perfect. About €60 a head.

Villa Bardini is one of 36 hours in... Florence.

9. Villa Bardini

7.8
Costa San Giorgio 6a (Via Belvedere), Firenze, Toscana
Art Gallery · Michelangelo · 3 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: A glorious terraced garden and a museum dedicated to the extravagant, sculptural silk creations of Florentine designer Roberto Capucci, with wonderful views over the city.

ZeB - Zuppa e Bollito is one of 36 hours in... Florence.

10. ZeB - Zuppa e Bollito

8.6
Via San Miniato 2, Firenze, Toscana
Italian Restaurant · Michelangelo · 31 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Lunch: a good-value deli-diner where the day’s specials, cooked up by mamma Giuseppina, are scrawled on a blackboard.

11. Pitti Palace

9.2
(Palazzo Pitti)
Piazza dei Pitti (Sdrucciolo dei Pitti), Firenze, Toscana
Art Museum · Oltrarno · 134 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Some interesting Medici collections of painting, sculpture and costumes. Alternatively, skirt around behind the palace for a stroll in the formal Boboli Gardens with their Baroque grottoes

Piazza Santo Spirito is one of 36 hours in... Florence.

12. Piazza Santo Spirito

9.0
Piazza Santo Spirito, Firenze, Toscana
Plaza · Oltrarno · 77 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Enjoy an aperitivo either in one of the bars and cafés that line Piazza Santo Spirito, or at Le Volpi e l’Uva with its carefully chosen selection of wines by the glass.

Cantinetta Antinori restaurant Florence is one of 36 hours in... Florence.

13. Cantinetta Antinori restaurant Florence

7.4
Piazza degli Antinori, 3 (Via degli Agli), Firenze, Toscana
Italian Restaurant · Centro Storico · 10 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: The decor of this Antinori-owned restaurant exudes sober elegance. Enjoy local specialities like ribollita soup or Chianina steak, with a wine from the family empire. Around €40 a head.

Gelateria della Passera is one of 36 hours in... Florence.

14. Gelateria della Passera

9.1
Piazza della Passera 15r, Firenze, Toscana
Ice Cream Shop · Oltrarno · 53 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: While exploring the Oltrarno, track down the cute (but well hidden) Gelateria della Passera which makes some of the best all-natural gelato in town – don’t miss the mojito and the chocolate orange.