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Must dos

Atlanta, Georgia
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Must dos

What are the must dos in Florence if you only have 3 days? Just me and my husband. Want to balance history/art endeavors with fun/relaxation!

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1. Re: Must dos

There is no such thing, because people have differing interests.

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2. Re: Must dos

Absolutely, and history / art is fun / relaxation for many people, myself included. However, if you mean something different to visiting galleries and churches, then perhaps climb a tower (the Palazzo Vecchio affords the best views). Walk up to San Miniato al Monte for the views of Florence. Take the bus up to Fiesole with it's country feel, great Florence city views and, yes, more history / art. Go shopping. Do one of the ever popular and increasing in number cooking courses. Spend a late afternoon wine tasting. Take a themed tour of some sort such as the Inferno thing.

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3. Re: Must dos


Three days won't give you enough time to even begin to scratch the surface of all the great stuff there is to see and do in Florence.

You will have to make choices. Invest in a good guide book -- I recommend the Blue Guide -- and see what jumps off the page at you.

Then, if you so choose, come back with your ideas and bounce them off people here.

Do not be driven by other people's "must see" (or, worse, "do") lists.

Don't spend your valuable time on the Uffizi -- because other people do. It's for people who really have a passion for late-Medieval, early-Renaissance Florentine painting. If you don't have such a passion, don't go there. It's really an unpleasant place because of all the millions of people who stagger through it every year simply because somebody told them it's a "must see".

Edited: 03 August 2018, 18:00
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