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What to see in Florence in 2 days: the best things to do

November 16, 2018
visit Florence in two days

Are you thinking about a short holiday and don’t you know what to visit in Florence in two days? Follow the advice of our concierge for not to miss any of the most important attractions and study a tour of Florence in 2 days to complete all the time available without stress and without long queues. First of all, in the Hotel Brunelleschi you will find out the ideal starting point because it is located in the heart of the historic centre, just a few minutes from the main attractions. The most important museums and points of interest are located right in the historic centre.

How to visit Florence in these unforgettable two days? Definitely on foot. The streets of the historic centre, Unesco Heritage, deserve to be appreciated carefully walking on foot, alone or in company.

Our concierge offers an itinerary starting just from the Hotel Brunelleschi. The same facade of the hotel, represented by the Torre della Pagliazza is often destination for guided tours in the historic centre of Florence. We invite you to contact our concierge for a visit to the Museum of Pagliazza which houses, in its basement, an ancient Roman calidarium and a collection of Renaissance ceramics. Another curiosity is the quote of the Brunelleschi, in the novels of Dan Brown: “The Da Vinci Code” and “Inferno”.

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Just come out of the hotel, you can reach Piazza Duomo in just a minute and enjoy a free visit of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (better known as the Duomo of Florence) or buy the cumulative ticket to visit the Brunelleschi’s Dome, the Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery of San Giovanni and the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo. We recommend you to purchase in advance online your ticket or to contact the concierge even before your arrival in Florence.

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Once finished admiring or visiting the magnificent works in Piazza Duomo, you can reach Piazza della Signoria on a walk along via de’ Calzaiuoli, the main shopping artery in Florence.

Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and the Loggia dei Lanzi will surprise you with their magnificence and, just around the corner, you will find the entrance to the Uffizi Gallery. The ideal choice to visit the Uffizi and to spend 2 days in Florence is to book our offers that include the admission to the museum, thus avoiding the queue at the ticket office. Our Cultural Experience package is perfect if among your main objectives there is to visit the Uffizi.

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Leaving the Uffizi Gallery, take a look to the Arno River and enjoy the view of Ponte Vecchio that you can reach along the sidewalk located just below the Vasari Corridor (open only on request), which connects Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti, by passing right through the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio. On Ponte Vecchio you will find the oldest Florentine goldsmith shops. Do not miss if you want to make a special gift!

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On the second day of 2-day itinerary in Florence we suggest you a choice between the most unusual and the less known Florence.

The first option is to cross the Arno through Ponte Vecchio and visit the Oltrarno area (known for antique shops and restorers’ shops), walk to Piazzale Michelangelo and enjoy the whole day in the enchanting Palazzo Pitti museums and at the Boboli Garden.

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On the way back, you can stop at Piazza Santa Croce and admire the homonymous Basilica that houses the remains of famous figures of Italian history and art.

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The alternative for the second day is to visit the neighbourhood of San Lorenzo with its historic food market and streets crowded with stalls where you can buy leather items and clothing.

Following this itinerary, on this second day of tour in Florence in 2 days, you can visit the Accademia Gallery where you will find the original statue of Michelangelo’s David (the one in Piazza della Signoria is just a copy).

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Stop at the Church of San Lorenzo and at the Medici Chapels, where the members of the Medici family are buried.

Finally, you can admire the Church of Santa Maria Novella in the homonymous square and we suggest you not to miss the splendid Tornabuoni Chapel frescoed by Ghirlandaio.

At the Brunelleschi we are always available to create a personalized tour of Florence, based on your tastes and needs, whether you have only one day, two or a week!

We wait for you in Florence.

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