The cradle of the RENAISSANCE 

No other city in the world has the history, art, architecture, fashion and food of Florence. Situated on the Arno River approximately 60 minutes by car from our house, Florence is an easy day trip. Book tickets in advance for the Uffizi, have lunch at Cibreo, and spend the afternoon shopping and taking in the sights. 

 

The Uffizi Gallery is a must-see destination. Tickets are best obtained in advance via the gallery's official website.

"Gates of Paradise," the doors of the Florence Baptistry.

The Ponte Vecchio spans the Arno and features shops and restaurants.