Florence is one of the World’s great art cities. There’s plenty to discover in the heart of the historic city, which is in actual fact quite compact in size, and therefore perfect for exploring on foot. Together with its al fresco dining and drinking, this might just be the most civilised long weekend destination.
Cradled between the picturesque surrounding hills, Florence was the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. With its exquisite art and architecture, you’re sure to run into masterpieces at every corner you turn.
The city’s skyline is dominated by the iconic Duomo cathedral, the Santa Maria del Fiore (a must-see for any Assassin’s creed fan). The cathedral is the fourth largest in the world but boasts the largest masonry dome ever built.
Florence (as every year in this period) becomes the capital of fashion thanks to the bi-annual international menswear event Pitti Uomo. The event, which takes place in January and June, constantly delivers some of the best menswear street style looks, a great place to get some inspirational fashion snaps.
The Ponte Vecchio, or Old Bridge in Italian, is the oldest bridge in Florence. It provides the perfect photo opportunity of the Arno River and is one of the city’s most illustrious landmarks with a unique setup of jewellery shops running alongside. Souvenir anyone?