City breaks to Florence
Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is home to some of the world’s greatest artistic masterpieces making it a fantastic city for city break holidays. Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and an epicentre for high culture. Florence has become one of the artistic treasure troves of the world. You can barely walk along the streets and piazza without running into famous works, and the myriad museums are rivalled in number by dozens of churches, which house priceless artwork and frescoes all their own. If you get bored of the galleries and museums then you can enjoy the famous local wine and Tuscan Cuisine or why not go to see an Opera or live theatre performance? Florence is much more than just art, literature and history. The city is also an exciting place to go out at night and is a base to visit nearby Pisa and Rome as well. Book your city break to Florence with Club Travel for the best offers on city breaks, holidays, flights and hotels in Florence.
Hotels in Florence
Club Travel can offer its customers amazing special offers on hotels in Florence. We have over 300 hotels in Florence and can find a special place for you to stay while on your city break to Florence. Here are two hotels we offer and we have many more catering for all budgets and requirements.
Bernini Palace is a traditional 5-star property offering luxury accommodation in the heart of Florence. It boasts free Wi-Fi, elegant interiors, a fine restaurant and an excellent location close to the Uffizi Gallery.
Albergo Firenze This five storey hotel is situated in the historical centre and is next to a medieval "tower house", originally occupied by the noble Donati family, where Gemma Donati, Dante Alighieri's wife was born. The 57 rooms are spacious and comfortable with ensuite bathrooms, air conditioning, satellite TV and a safe.
Things to do in Florence
There are a huge number of Churches, Art galleries and Museums worth visiting on a city break to Florence.
The Duomo This Cathedral is not just one of Florence’s most visited attraction but one of Italy’s most visited attractions; it rivals the colloseum in Rome and the leaning tower of Pisa for its ability to draw tourists.
Uffizi Gallery This gallery features the work of Botticelli, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and many other masters of art and sculpture.
Shopping Florence is a very stylish, fashionable city. The home of Gucci, Florence has always been known as a city of fine craftsmanship and over time nothing has changed. The city is home to many designers of all types of goods and although they are expensive the quality is usually very high and fashion, jewellery, perfume, wine, gourmet foods are the top purchases.
Day trips Rome and Pisa are about 90 minutes from Florence making them perfect for day trips to add into your itinerary.
Wine tasting Florence and the region surrounding it are famous for its wine. Wine tasting tours and excursions are popular with tourists to Florence on city break holidays.
Food and drink
Florence is the Capital of the Tuscany Region. This region is well known for its beautiful and delicious food. In summer almost everyone eats “al fresco” a treat that in Ireland we unfortunately do not often get to enjoy. In Florence you can enjoy food at its best and treat yourself to a glass of Chianti which is the local wine.
Nightlife in Florence
Florence may not be known as a “party destination” however there are just as many nightclubs, rustic wine bars and bustling pubs as other European cities. So rest assured after a day of sightseeing there will be plenty of opportunity to has a drink and unwind.
Florence Airport There is an airport just outside Florence called Peterola, however most carriers especially the low cost airlines fly into Pisa. From there you take a train or bus to Florence which takes about 90 mins.
Weather in Florence the city of Florence experiences four different seasons. Summer the temperatures can easily reach 30degrees Celsius. Autumn cools to the low twenties. January is the coldest month with the average temperature at near freezing. Spring is a lovely time to visit as it is warm and mild.
Electricity The standard European 220Volt two-pin round pronged plugs.
Currency Italy uses the Euro
Florence Time is one hour ahead of Irish time. +1GMT
Visa requirements Irish Citizens travelling to Florence do not require a visa as Italy is a member state of the E.U