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

The most renowned local market in the Florence city center. A lot of stands where you can find many different gadget, clothes and Leather articles. However we suggest you to buy NOTHING! Just take ... 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

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

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

Behind the Pitti Palace, the astonishing Boboli Garden stretches over the hill creating a real open-air museum. Commissioned by the Medici family, it became the prototype of the Italian-style gard... 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’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.


Il Santo Bevitore

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 64 Via di Santo Spirito·Map·Hours·Website·

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

It is famous, it is good, it is a bit expensive, it is posh, it is local and it is touristic. But at the end everyone’s like it. What I’m talking about? Yes I’m talking about this place. You’ll not... read more

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.



Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 10/R Viale Don Giovanni Minzoni·Map·Hours·Website·

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

Per assaporate un'ottima bistecca alla fiorentina in un tipico locale fiorentino. E' consigliabile prenotare.Very good restaurant. The best Florentine beefsteak! Not very cheap but it worth once in... 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

Right behind Piazza Santa Maria Novella, on Via della Scala, 16 This is another shop you need to visit like you would a museum, as it is a piece of Florence's history - and in beauty! The "ancient... read more



Food SceneCafes or Coffee Shops
$$· 5/red Piazza Santo Spirito·Map·Hours·Website·

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

On the Santo Spirito square, during the weekend could be the place to be. People attract people! Used to be an old workshop, you’ll notice that! Open from breakfast to late night. Some live music w... 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

This converted prison is now a cultural and recreational hub. At night you will find crowds of people in the inner piazza enjoying an aperitivo or live music, during the day many students come here... 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.



Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 18/R Via dei Vagellai·Map·Hours·Website·

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

Really really good vegetarian restaurant in the center of Florence! Ask for the Piatto Unico which means you can choose one salad, one pasta or rice and one pastry special all in one plate! Definit... 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.


Il Pizzaiuolo

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 113r Via dei Macci·Map·Hours·Website·

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 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

Very close to the city of Fiesole, on the hill overlooking Florence, in a beautiful panoramic position. It is an Etruscan foundation and holds important Etruscan and Roman testimonies at the vast A... 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.

Via de' Tornabuoni is the most luxurious street of Florence. Here you'll find the most famous brend like: Ferragamo (also the Ferragamo Museum in the namesake palce), Fendi, Tiffany & Co., Hogan, T... read more

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.

At the Accademia Gallery there’s only one star and that’s David. Of course, there are plenty of others things worth seeing, but the main reason everyone comes to the Gallery is to see Michelangelo... read more


Il Latini

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 6R Via dei Palchetti·Map·Hours·Website·

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 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.

‘O Munaciello, a typical Neapolitan pizza restaurant, is set in an ancient 17 century convent of Santo Spirito, a popular neighborhood of Florence and rich in history. Inside the restaurant, you wi... read more


Uffizi Gallery

Arts & CultureMuseums
6 Piazzale degli Uffizi·Map·Hours·Website·

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

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is one of the most important Italian museums, and one of the largest and best known in the world. The building houses a superb collection of priceless works of art, ... 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

A fancy place for a coffee/ drink/ afternoon tea. They have very picturesque interior, nice drinks and cakes. But I personally do not prefer to have dinner/lunch there, as the food is a bit pricey.... 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

A nice place where to listen live music (mostly world music jazz blues swing) and spend time in a cozy enviroment with the good mix of locals and tourist. An hostorical place in the nightlife of Fl... 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


Il Rifrullo

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 55r Via di S. Niccolò·Map·Hours·Website·

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.


4 Leoni

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1r Via de' Vellutini·Map·Hours·Website·

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 !


Enoteca Fuori Porta

Food SceneRestaurants
10 Via del Monte alle Croci·Map·Hours·Website·

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!


Caffè Cibreo

Food SceneRestaurants
5R Via Andrea del Verrocchio·Map·Hours·Website·

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

The doors of Cibrèo Caffè are always open, from morning to night, as a safe port where anyone can land and be captured by the scent of hot coffee and freshly backed croissant or discover the tiny a... read more