The Ultimate Florence Bucket List: Top 30 things to do in Florence

The Ultimate Florence Bucket List: Top 30 things to do in Florence

Florence has a wealth of things to see and do, and plenty to offer the discerning traveller. But if you’re finding your trusty guide book a little too overwhelming, we’ve compiled our own bucket list of things to do in Florence when you visit:

  1. Admire the artworks at the Uffizi
  2. Savour the delights at the Mercato Centrale before enjoying lunch at its food court
  3. Visit the oldest pharmacy in the world – the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica – and choose your own unique perfume.
  4. Climb to the top of Giotto’s Campanile (bell tower) to enjoy some wonderful views of the city and the neighbouring Duomo. 
  5. Marvel at Michelangelo’s ‘David’ in the Galleria dell’ Accademia
  6. Watch the football at the Calcio Storico Fiorentino
  7. Take a walk uphill to the Piazzale Michelangelo to enjoy sweeping views over the entire city
  8. Take a ride on the carousel in the Piazza della Repubblica
  9. Enjoy an evening aperitivo with the locals in the Piazza Santo Spirito
  10. Be at one with nature in the Boboli Gardens
  11. Shop for souvenirs… especially the ones made of leather at the San Lorenzo market!
  12. Learn more about Leonardo da Vinci at the Da Vinci Museum.
  13. Take a stroll across the Ponte Vecchio
  14. Search for the street art of Clet Abraham
  15. Improve your luck by rubbing the nose of the Fontana del Porcellino
  16. Relax in the Giardino Bardini
  17. Admire the sculptures in the Piazza della Signoria
  18. Eat! Or more specifically, try out the traditional Bistecca Fiorentina.
  19. Discover the Roman remains and then take in the views at the Palazzo Vecchio
  20. Visit the oldest scientific museum in Europe – La Specola.
  21. Admire the bronze doors of the Baptistry of San Giovanni
  22. Learn how to make gelato on a private gelato making tour
  23. Spend a night at the opera
  24. Wake up and smell the roses at the Giardino delle Rose
  25. Wander the corridors, admire the artwork and enjoy the fashion at the Palazzo Pitti
  26. Visit the resting places of Michelangelo, Rossini, Machiavelli and Galileo Galilei in the Basilica di Santa Croce
  27. Marvel at the manuscripts in the Laurentian Library
  28. Uncover the gems inside the Museo Stibbert
  29. Visit the Church of Santa Maria Novella
  30. Check out the Vasari Corridor.

If you’ve still got plenty on this list left to tick off, then check out the apartments in Florence and villas in Tuscany available for you to use as a base to complete your Florence bucket list trip.