Things to do in Florence
Here’s your key to the city. A definitive guide of the best local spots, as told by local Airbnb hosts
Best of the best
158 local Airbnb hosts recommend
A nice place where you can buy fruits, vegetable, meat and other. All you can need. On the first floor you can have lunch , dinner or simply take a break. All Italian high quality food: you can cho... read more
A market on the ground floor where you can buy fruit, meat, fish and a recently renovated upper floor where you can eat everything you could ever imagine from italian food tradition. The outside ma... read more
178 local Airbnb hosts recommend
From Piazza S. Lorenzo to Via dell'Ariento, all around the Basilica of San Lorenzo (in the very historical center of the city) you can find what may be the most important market of the city. Just w... read more
Piazza del Mercato Centrale The covered market of San Lorenzo is one of the most sights to see in Florence. It is located in the "leather district" where are lot's of leather good stands and many t... read more
243 local Airbnb hosts recommend
The Boboli Gardens is a museum open air when you can walk among the beauty of statues, fountains and buildings where the history of Florence and Tuscany came to life and where lurk curios news abou... read more
Piazza de' Pitti Formerly the park of the royal palace, it is a unique garden. See the size of it in the map, and spend some hours in its beauty. A vast green lush Italian Renaissance garden delig... read more
94 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Guess what, it’s the number one on tripadvisor...but just a tip...since it’s pretty much always packed, try the one in front, it’s basically his father, and they do took the ingredients from there,... read more
Guess what, it’s been the number one on tripadvisor for years, and gots tons of great reviews...it’s pretty much always packed for this reason, since they do the best typical Florentine focaccia br... read more
This is one of the best sandwich shops of Italy and the second most reviewed restaurant of the world on TripAdvisor.You will find delicious sandwiches that you can fill with their fresh ingredients.
81 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Just great! Perfect balance between the extraordinary food / drink and value. There are dish such as spelt pappardella pasta with wild boar and bilberries, and duck leg with chicory and foie gras.
Warm and peaceful setting: creative food but with Tuscan roots. Large choice of wines. To try. *** Caldo e tranquillo: cibo creativo ma con radici toscane. Ampia la scelta dei vini. Da provare
77 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Eat an ice cream just got sitting on the deck, and watching the panoramic view!
The best ice cream in Florence at only 100 m with stunning views of the Ponte Vecchio and the banks of the Arno, the river that runs through Florence...Delicious!!. My favorite? ''After 8''
A very good ice cream with really convenient price: many people knows it so this place is never empty.
74 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Just outside the historical Florence city center, close to Piazza della Libertà and Piazza Savonarola, the Perseus Restaurant is attended and much appreciated by both Florentines by Italian and for... read more
If you wanna try the famous Florentine style beefsteak this is the place to go. Known locally as “fiorentina”, this T-bone steak usually comes from the Chianina breed, and it's cooked rare. In this... read more
74 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Elegant perfume and beauty products top the gift wish list for many, at any time of the year. The Officina hosts frescoes, furnishings and ancient implements of the pharmacist’s trade. It was estab... read more
The workshop fragrance-pharmaceutical Santa Maria Novella, or Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella, or Old Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella, is located in Via della Scala 16 in Florence, in a part of the... read more
71 local Airbnb hosts recommend
5 Via di Santo Spirito This bar is open from the first hours in the morning to the late night and offers different meal in every moment of the day. It is very nice if you wish to get a coffee in a ... read more
Great bar that used to be an old wood working shop. There are wood carvings all over and there is even an old wood working bench turned dining table. Great spot for a coffee or crepe during the d... read more
67 local Airbnb hosts recommend
This is a nice place for a light meal or just a cup of coffee. It's an old prison, which now is converted into a cultural place. Very nice also in the evening and often you will find music as well.
Davanti all'appartamento c'è un grande Caffè Letterario con tavolini all'aperto per colazioni, aperitivi ed eventi dopo cena in una location davvero di eccezione: l'ex carcere de Le Murate. In fro... read more
60 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Used to be one of the cheapest restaurants in town. Casalinga means home-made food. Now it's becoming less cheap and bigger, but still guarantees good tuscan food. Close to the beautiful S.Spirito!
Family run and locally loved, this busy unpretentious place is one of Florence's cheapest trattorias. Don't be surprised if Paolo, the patriarch figure who conducts the mad-busy.
3 palces in 1,one close to the other!You can choose between the "trattoria",with typical tuscany food,cheap,the restaurant with typical and international food, little more expensive, and the pizzeria.
57 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Very interesting literary Caffè. A lot of events, books, music and a lovely atmosphere. Caffè letterario molto interessante. Molti eventi, libri, musica e bell'atmosfera. Si mangia anche bene.
Vegan food and good wine in a very relaxing and comfortable hospitality Brac stands for 'brunch art café', in fact this restaurant is not just a restaurant but is also a bookshop specializing in m... read more
79 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Do not miss a cup of coffee in this beautiful terrace of the library with a beautiful view of the Duomo / Non perdetevi un caffè in questa bellissima terrazza con vista sul Duomo
Non perdetevi un caffè in questa bellissima terrazza con vista sul Duomo / Do not miss a cup of coffee in this beautiful terrace of the library with a beautiful view of the Duomo
Oblate Library is a hidden gem near the duomo with great views of the cathedral and bell tower. Inexpensive bar on the terrace overlooking the duomo.
55 local Airbnb hosts recommend
A typical italian Ristorante/Pizzeria where you could get a wondeful pizza or many southern italian plates at a reasonable price! Right 3 steps from the apt!
In the Sant'Ambrogio neighbourhood this tidy cozy and loud pizzeria alway reach its best. To let you understand when Jay-Z and Beyonce came to Florence they went into this place...now I'm not sure ... read more
If you are a love of pizza you can't not try! Is one of the best Pizzeria in Florence. I recommend the desserts, yummy!
91 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Fiesole is a town located on the Hill immediately behind Florence. Only 2 kilometers away from the capital city and boasts an incomparable panorama over the city Flory. The great attraction of the ... read more
Fiesole is the best way to get out of the city and see Florence, it is old, quaint, natural, and has all the qualities of a picturesque tuscan town. The bus ride is a short 20 minutes out of the ci... read more
52 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Just close to Santo Spirito square, these pizzeria, fast food, take away kind of style, is always been a good spot to have a quick pizza and eat it maybe on the stair of the church with some mates.... read more
Just close to Santo Spirito square, these fest-pizzeria, take away kind of style, is always been a good spot to have a quick pizza and eat it maybe on the stair of the church with some mates. Taste... read more
Want a quick 5-7 euro dinner or lunch? Walk up & walk away with a fresh, delicious pizza to eat back home or on the steps of the next-door Santo Spirito church with piazza views and relax a while.
100 local Airbnb hosts recommend
This is the famous street where you will be able to find houses high fashion boutiques, belonging to designer brands such as Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Enrico Coveri, Roberto Cavalli, Emilio Pucci... read more
Is a street in the center characterized by the presence of hight fashion boutiques belonging to designer brands such as Gucci, Ferragamo, Celine, Burberry, Bulgari, Dolce & Gabbana, etc.
46 local Airbnb hosts recommend
No advance reservations, no credit card for this typical trattoria.Friday is fish and Saturday sees local Florentines flock here for a brilliantly blue bistecca alla fiorentina (€35 per kilo).Peposo
Best in Florence for traditional Italian food. Only open lunches, closed Sundays. No reservations and long wait so best to get there by 12pm. Low prices and family style seating
At Nerbone you can sit or stand, you can have your choice of pasta or entree from whatever is available that day or you can grab a sandwich. The choices are lampredotto, bollito, turkey or roast beef.
51 local Airbnb hosts recommend
The Accademia e Compagnia delle Arti del Disegno, or "academy and company of the arts of drawing", was founded in 1563 by Cosimo I de' Medici under the influence of Giorgio Vasari.
Per vedere il David di Michelangelo ....l'originale **To see Michelangelo's David .... the original.
45 local Airbnb hosts recommend
The real Tuscan osteria, a place in the heart of Florence where you can taste all the flavors of this magical land. Open at lunch and dinner time, it is better to reserve a table.
Best "fiorentina" in town! It is always pretty full...you might need to give them a call before if you want to be sure to get a spot.
One of the best places in town for eating the "bistecca alla fiorentina", among with others local delicacies. Reserve in advance as they happen to be often fully booked.
45 local Airbnb hosts recommend
I love this place! It is like stepping in a parallel world! They have created a very picturesque interior and they serve great pizza! Definitely my favorite pizza in Florence! Enjoy! :)
In my top-2 pizzas in Florence, get the Buffala mozzerella pizza, made right there fresh in a wood-burning oven & topped with a sprig of green basil. Drizzle with olive oil, eat with fork & knife.
315 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Piazzale degli Uffizi 6 Florence One of the most famous museums in the world, the Uffizi Gallery boasts exceptional collections of paintings and ancient sculptures. Among the paintings dating back ... read more
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is a must if you’re an art appreciator. The grand duke of Tuscany, Cosimo de Medici, originally had the building built for the administrative offices of Florence in ... read more
42 local Airbnb hosts recommend
This is a nice place for an aperitif, you can get a meal as well. Good food, wine suggestion and service. Many-places-in-one: restaurant, flower shop, kitchen suply and bar. Not cheap, very stylish.
This quirky concept bar/restaurant serves up fine food and cocktails. The bar area is seperate from the restaurant making it easier to claim a spot, a slice of cake and a coffee to work for a few h... read more
42 local Airbnb hosts recommend
It's library cafè. During the afternoon a quiet place where read a book or drink a tea, by night one of the highlight of Florence nightlife. Here you can find live music of jazz, rock and roll, funk..
Very lively and active library cafè, this was the first of this kind in town and keeps on rocking. This is famous for its events, conferences, live music and cultural initiatives. During the day is... read more
53 local Airbnb hosts recommend
If Local team Fiorentina is playing you can grab a ticket watch it here
This is the place where plays Fiorentina our football team.
The arena of the Fiorentina football club. The team of Antognoni, Baggio, Batistuta, Chiesa and Bernardeschi and Kalinic
41 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Wonderful bar in the heart of San Niccolo district The perfect stop for a cappuccino and pastry for breakfast. Great place for aperitif. Lunch served daily. Brunch on Sundays
In the heart of the bohemian neighborhood of San Niccolo, a local historian Florence. Open until 1am. A vibrant and rich aperitif. To try.
The first american bar in Florence. Appetizer or brunch between red-and-white striped walls and leather benches in an American bar with garden.
41 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Just behind our building, you find Piazza della Passera, with one of the best trattorias in town, 4 Leoni, and many great local cafes, wine bars, and even a fantastic vegetarian restaurant 5'5.
In Piazza della Passera, a corner of the old Florence, just off the main tourist tracks that lead from the Ponte Vecchio to the Pitti Palace, an area full of craftsmen workshops and most loved by a... read more
Located in a lively little square behind Palazzo Pitti, it's an historical florentine restaurant. You can seat indoor or outdoor. Wooden beams, stone walls, red brik arches...Florence.
40 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Restaurant? Theatre? Gourmet paradise? Menu shoutet out from kitchen, do it yourself service, no knife, amazing ambient. And a food hero as captain. Don't lose it for nothing. Reservation needed...
This a spectacular place, a combination of art and good food. Have a look the website and book it in advance, dinner at 7pm, theatre at 9.30 pm Great experience
A unique experience created by famous Florentine Chef - Fabio Picchi. Enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner in the gorgeous setting of an old theatre. In the evening you can also see a show !
39 local Airbnb hosts recommend
A wine bar and restaurant. An excellent wine selection as well as artisanal beer. The perfect stop for lunch or a light dinner
Italian and foreign wines by the glass ,typical Florentine dishes as well as creative light meals and snacks. Don't miss the ‘crostoni’ (grilled open faced sandwiches).
High quality and cozy place. It is an enoteca, so wine is good! The food is served in not so big portions but the taste combinations are very well thought trough. I suggest "Crosotni" and a good wine!
37 local Airbnb hosts recommend
From the chef Fabio Picchi one of the best traditional chef in Florence (personal opinion). Very philological tuscan dishes with a little touch of freshness. See also trattoria Teatro del Sale.
Dalla colazione al mattino fino all'aperitivo la sera, un locale caldo e simpatico, con tavolini all'aperto per assistere alla movimentata vita del quartiere. From breakfast in the morning until t... read more