Head to Palazzo Pitti and tour its rooms, filled with endless collections of masterpieces. The enchanting Boboli Gardens and breathtaking panoramic views of the city from piazzale Michelangelo are two more attractions that are not to be missed.
Another lively area is that of Saint Ambrogio, where you can relive the city described in Vasco Pratolini’s novels, with its bustling daily life, sounds and flavors of Florence's traditional food and wine, and original arts and crafts. This area of the city still celebrates the Tuscan tradition, which can be found on the menus of its local eateries, as well as nearby markets and shops.
In Oltrarno, you will find one-of-a-kind boutiques in a maze of creative workshops boasting the quality and tradition that artisans continue to keep alive today.
Florence is considered the cradle of European culture and wine, and the production and trade of world-class wines have deeply marked the city's economy. Today, many of the oldest noble families in Florence, such as the Antinoris, Frescobaldis and Ricasolis, just to name a few, are still in the wine business. The Province of Florence has two DOCG (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin) wines, five DOC (Denomination of Origin) wines and three IGT (Typical Geographic Indication) wines.