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Discover Italy’s dreamiest city while staying in one of Inspirato’s seven Florence accommodations. La Limonaia is one of our most incredible homes in all of Europe, situated within walking distance to the Duomo and Accademia. This historic standalone home features a private backyard with its own pool—a rarity in Florence.
For a taste of Old World charm, stay in Foresteria Florentine, a three-bedroom penthouse boasting a private library, historic courtyard, and rooftop terrace with views of the nearby Arno River. Portrait Firenze, a Forbes Five-Star hotel, is situated on the banks of the Arno, walking distance to the Ponte Vecchio and other banner Florence attractions.
The first things that likely come to mind when you think of Florence are great art and the Renaissance. And these complementary aspects are indeed reason enough to visit, with world-famous works by Michelangelo, da Vinci, Botticelli, Titian and many more. The capital city's ancient palaces, cathedrals, and lovely gardens also make it a great destination for wandering and sightseeing. With driving extremely limited, "The Cradle of the Renaissance" is also very pedestrian-friendly. For Inspirato Members, accommodations in the heart of the city, along with our Inspirato Service, make discovering the best of Florence a breeze.
One bridge in particular stands out: the Ponte Vecchio, whose most striking feature is the multitude of shops built upon its edges, held up by stilts. It's the only bridge in the city to have survived World War II intact.
One of the finest art museums in the world, the Uffizi was founded through a large bequest from the last member of the Medici family. The Uffizi is located on the Piazza della Signoria, at the center of Florence.
The chef/owner of this incredible eatery is a Habsburg prince who started the restaurant because of his love of cooking. A crowd favorite: ravioli di brie con carciofini Morelli (ravioli stuffed with brie, dressed with artichokes).
This museum highlights Michelangelo's David and his unfinished Slaves; the huge Palazzo Pitti, containing part of the Medici family's former private collection; and has one of the most extensive collections of Renaissance artwork.
When people think of leather goods, they usually think of Italy. And for a pair of striking, handmade leather shoes, head to Calzature Francesco da Firense. The Mannina family has been crafting beautiful shoes here since 1942.
Ask your Destination Concierge to schedule a cooking class with Touch Florence, a true Italian experience. Begin with a market visit and then prepare your purchases under the expert guidance of an executive chef.s.
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Mercato de San Lorenzo, located in Piazza San Lorenzo, is a classic place to find leather, clothes, jewelry and Tuscan wine, cheese, biscotti and salami. While you might find better quality at specialty shops, this is a lively scene that's fun to wander around.
By size, Paris is not much larger than Florence: nearly 41 square miles compared to 39.5 square miles. But Paris is home to more than 2.2 million people, while Florence's population is only 370,000. Enjoy the elbow room as you walk the city.
When you do want a specialty store, Florence has you covered. Antichita Antonella Pratesi offers an eclectic assortment of chic antiques. And Gherardi E Ghilardi is the place for beautiful silver and gold jewelry. You'll want to discover the rest on your own.
Florence is made for walking, so bring a pair of comfy shoes. Not only does it have pedestrian-friendly laws in the heart of the city, it also takes just 30 minutes or so to walk from end to end. Explore the Renaissance-era neighborhood around the Duomo.
Truly one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Florence brings you face-to-face with famous works by Michelangelo, da Vinci, Botticelli and many more. And, the capital city's ancient palaces, cathedrals, and lovely gardens also make it a great destination for sightseeing. For Inspirato members, accommodations in the heart of the city, along with our Destination Concierge, make discovering the best of Florence a breeze.
Because Florence is located in a valley, the temperatures vary when compared to other areas in Tuscany. However, the weather in Florence is mild year round--with the summers warm and the winters cool. Similar to most destinations in Europe, many residents of Florence plan vacations in August, which then forces the closure of many shops and restaurants for a short period of time. No matter the time of year, Florence is always incredibly romantic, rain or shine.