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How to Get Off the Beaten Path in Florence

How to Get Off the Beaten Path in Florence

While Florence’s medieval center offers a welcome break from the modern world, the city's museums and Renaissance palaces draw 21st-century crowds. Spend less time waiting in line at these under-the-radar attractions, and discover some unexpected surprises along the way. 

Museo del Bargello

Instead of jockeying for prime viewing positions at the Accademia or Uffizi with everyone else, get your sculpture fix at this lesser-known Palazzo del Podesta, a treasure trove of Renaissance art. You won't feel rushed while browsing galleries that exhibit works by the likes of Michelangelo and Donatello. 

Palazzo Strozzi

See what's on at this reimagined Medici palace, which hosts exhibitions that range from classical music, live theater, Renaissance retrospectives, and contemporary art shows. The building itself is a work of art, and there’s rarely a line to get in. 

Villa Bardini

The gardens of this medieval villa provide green space to relax in a mostly stone city. Views from here rival those of the popular Piazzale Michelangelo, but you're likely to share the space with only a few other visitors. Plus, the same admission ticket grants you access to the neighboring Boboli Gardens behind Palazzo Pitti. 

Basilica di Santo Spirito

Don't be fooled by the unassuming exterior of this church, which was built by Brunelleschi of Duomo fame. Basilica di Santo Spirito is adorned with priceless frescoes and altarpieces, including an early crucifix by Michelangelo. It's a short walk from the Ponte Vecchio but nestled in the quieter Oltrarno district, home to fewer crowds. 

San Gimignano

Escape the city altogether on a day trip to the Tuscan countryside, which typically stop at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed hill town of San Gimignano. Get lost in a maze of medieval streets or climb more than 200 steps for view of Tuscany’s Elsa Valley.

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Florence Day Trip: Pisa, San Gimignano, and Siena with Lunch in Piazza del Campo
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Florence Day Trip: Pisa, San Gimignano, and Siena with Lunch in Piazza del Campo

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Discover three of Tuscany’s most iconic destinations on a full-day tour from Florence by coach. Snap photos of the famous Leaning Tower and Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa, stroll through the UNESCO-listed hill town of San Gimignano, and step inside Siena’s cathedral. Enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch in the countryside.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
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Small-Group Tuscany By Vespa

Small-Group Tuscany By Vespa

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Soak up a unique view of Tuscany on this Vespa tour departing from Florence. Led by an expert guide, journey out of the city and hop onto your scooter once you reach the beautiful country roads of Chianti. Stop for a traditional Tuscan meal at a Farmhouse, you’ll enjoy a tasting of local olive oils and prominent Chianti wines while visiting a famous winery. Your Vespa tour will conclude back at your original departure point in Florence.
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  • 5 hours
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Tuscany E-Bike Tour: from Florence to Chianti with lunch and tastings

Tuscany E-Bike Tour: from Florence to Chianti with lunch and tastings

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Take in the postcard-perfect beauty of Tuscany on this small-group full-day bike tour from Florence. Ride through the Tuscan hills with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face. Keep a relaxed pace to fully enjoy the scenery, and visit two wineries along the way.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Florence Oltrarno Art and Crafts Walking Tour

Private Florence Oltrarno Art and Crafts Walking Tour

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Explore off the beaten path with a tour through Florence’s lovely Oltrarno district. Led by a private guide, discover the side of the Arno River where a community of artists live and work. Meet Florentine craftsmen, experience stunning Renaissance architecture and visit artist workshops, with the chance to try the ancient skill of paper marbling.
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  • 3 hours
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Romantic Michelin-Starred Dinner at Villa Bardini Museum with Views of Florence

Romantic Michelin-Starred Dinner at Villa Bardini Museum with Views of Florence

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Take a seat for a 5-course tasting dinner at an elegant local restaurant and museum, a 17th-century villa restaurant. After the meal, which is prepared by a Michelin-starred chef, you’ll have time to browse a temporary exhibit displayed in the on-site museum. Your evening then finishes on a high note with a trip to the restaurant’s private top terrace for an exclusive viewing of nighttime Florence.
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  • 3 hours
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Florence City Bike Tour
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Florence City Bike Tour

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Enjoy a guided tour of Florence on two wheels with this bike tour. Explore the Tuscan capital by bike.
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