Florence has won my heart, and its easy to see why.
This beautiful Tuscany city is home to amazing views, breathtaking buildings and beyond delicious food. If you are thinking of visiting soon or just want to learn a little more about this jewel of a city, here's a quick run down of my top four reasons to visit Florence.
Some of the best in Italy, Florence is home to some picture postcard architecture. Find famous statues around every corner and packed in courtyards such as Piazza della Signoria.
The most recognisable buildings in Florence are in Piazza Del Duomo and are truly a must see, don't for get to look up!
Florence is full of amazing places to eat, from small deli cafes to family run restaurants, you can't really go wrong in this city.
Book a table at Hostaria Il Desco restaurant off via delle Terme, for a taste of traditional Italian steak. Ordered by weight and designed to share and cook on the sizzling plate to your preference, this is a must see for meat lovers.
Take a break from exploring and stop at Il Ristoro Dei Perditempo
for a view of the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge and delicious homemade pasta dishes.
Just wandering around this Tuscan treasure, you will find yourself stumbling upon countless breathtaking views. Avoid the queues at the Piazza del Duomo and climb the tower at Palazzo Vecchio instead to find the best view in Florence.
With side streets full of individual and quirky shops head off the beaten track to find some shopping gems such as this Le Sorelle, selling hand crafter paper items. On the opposite side of town you'll find street after street of designer shops and high street brands, so what ever your budget Florence has it all.
I was lucky enough to visited Florence on my 25th birthday and quickly fell for it charm and beauty. If you are thinking of visiting I would recommend giving yourself 2 - 4 days there to really appreciate and take everything in. We went over 2 days and there was still so much we wanted to see when it was time to leave.
I hope this little guide has been helpful! I would love to hear your thoughts on this amazing city. Are you planning to visit Florence or have you ever been?