Florence experiences

Florence activities, tours, classes, and other experiences to move your vacation beyond sightseeing

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A street in the outdoor market (Photo by Sergio S.C.)
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San Lorenzo leather market
Florence: San Lorenzo / San Marco

Florence's outdoor San Lorenzo leather market is a great place to bargain for a classic Florentine souvenir

 
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Tours of Florence (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Walking tours and other specialty tours of Florence

 
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The steps up to the top of the dome (Photo by Sailko)
The cathedral dome
Florence: Centro Storico

Climbing up between the cathedral dome's two layers to spectacular city views

 
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Florence is truly a walker's city—and a professional guide makes that walk even better (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Guided walks and docent-led tours of Florence

 
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Sample delicacies on a food tour of Florence (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Florence

 
Tours of Florence (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Getting to Florence by escorted tour

 
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Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Florence

 
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Italian cooking class (Photo by USAG Livorno PAO)

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Florence

 
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You can even learn how to make gelato in Florence (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

From cookery classes to language lessons in Florence

 
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The wine hills of the Chianti are a popular side trip from Florence (Photo by Thomas Willemsen)

Visiting Pisa, the Chianti, vineyards, Tuscan hill towns and more from Florence on a day trip

 
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Window-shop with the best: A primer on Florence boutiques, markets, and more

 
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Fiesole's ancient Roman theater hosts many summertime concerts (Photo Courtesy of Intoscana)

Florence theater, opera, music, and other performance venues

 
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A fresco workshop (Photo courtesy of Viator)

Learn to paint, drawn, sculpt, or make ceramics in one of the world's great capitals of art

 
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Learn about the Medici and more on a history tour of Florence (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Tours offering insight to the history and culture of Florence

 
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ACF Fiorentina vs. AS Roma in the 2013 Copa d'Italia (Photo by Ver en vivo En Directo)
Attend a soccer match
Florence: Outskirts

Catching calcio fever

 
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A private guide can show you the Florence you want to see (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Hiring a private tour guide in Florence

 
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The central market is a great place to get fresh food

The outdoor markets of Florence

 
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Touring Florence by bicycle (Photo courtesy of Viator)

Guided bicycle tours of Florence

 
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Calcio Storico, Azzurri Vs. Rossi, in 2008 (Photo by Lorenzo Noccioli)
Calcio Storico
Florence: Santa Croce

Calcio Fiorentino is a violent, Renaissance-era, rugbylike forerunner to soccer played the thrid week in June on Piazza Santa Croce

 
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Enoteca Alessi
Florence: Centro Storico

An inexpensive wine shops a block south of the cathedral

 

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