On your first day in Florence you have already seen most of it, but I have spared the most iconic sights for the second day as a final highlight of your stay. Today’s itinerary combines both historical sights and natural beauties, so that you can explore the cultural heritage and relax at the same time.
#1 Il Duomo di Firenze
The Duomo or Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is an indescribable beauty, no image can reflect all of its charm and complexity of details, so you’d better see it with your own eyes. But in order to have time to explore it inside out, make sure to wake up early in the morning, get here by 9am and allow for about an hour and a half for the Duomo. The entrance to the cathedral is free but if you wish to climb to the cupola or the bell tower you need to buy separate tickets; the ticket for the Cupola is € 8,00 and it’s definitely worth it if you do not have heart problems or are physically out of shape, cause the climb is not an easy one.
#2 Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens
From Duomo you can walk around the city enjoying the open-air museum around you and eventually get to the grand Pitti Palace. This palace houses numerous collections of paintings, sculptures and other valuable art items. But above all these the most impressive thing about Pitti Palace is its enormous garden – Giardini Boboli. It has ponds and fountains, marble sculptures here and there and marvelous greens all around you. But note, the gardens are pretty big and you could use some snacks and drinks during your visit or have a lunch before visiting the landmark. The entrance tickets for both Pitti Palace Museum and Boboli Gardens is € 11,5, or you can buy separate tickets for just one of the sights with the following rates: Pitti Palace € 8.50, Boboli Gardens € 7.00.
#3 Piazzale Michelangelo
I hope you have relaxed at Boboli Gardens enough to be able to climb the steep hill to Piazzale Michelangelo. It will be a bit difficult after the long day but when you see this stunning view of the city you will forget everything in the world! TIP: Get yourself one of those delicious gelatos and enjoy the view.
#4 Basilica Santa Croce
And final stop of your 2 days in Florence is the basilica of Santa Croce. Again very similar to the Duomo design. Inside the church you will see the funeral monuments to some of the greatest Renaissance artists, like Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavelli. The admission ticket is €6, 00.
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