Florence is everyone's favorite Renaissance city in Tuscany to visit. It can be very crowded and hot in the summer, when it is advisable to make hotel reservations early, but pleasant in the off season.
Our map has markers for all the old favorites of Florence as well as some new ones, like the Fiat 500 tour of Florence and surrounding hills.
Map of Florence, Italy
Below is our Florence Map showing some of the major tourist attractions in blue and recommended hotels in yellow. Click the map markers to see more information about them.
Florence Travel Toolbox
The main train station in Florence is called Santa Maria Novella or Firenze SMN. It is marked on the map. The Regional Bus station is just to the west of the station.
The station is to the east of the historic center of Florence. It is an easy walk from the station to most tourist attractions.
You'll find Tourist Information in the train station at Piazza Stazione 4. The APT Tourist Information office is on Via Cavour, 1r.
Top Sights and Attractions in Florence - Here are the places to go and things you must see as you wander around Florence.
Florence is easily visited from the Tuscan countryside, which is the preferred way to get a feel for the Italian life. Gather your family and rent a villa, or get a love cottage for you and your sweet honey. Check out these Florence area vacation rentals from HomeAway.
Florence can be hot, muggy and full of tourists in the summer (another reason to head for the nearby hills), but spring and fall are usually quite nice. Check out Florence Weather and Historic Climate Charts.
For information on other places to go in Tuscany, see: Tuscany Maps and Guide.
Online Paper Maps of Florence
Florence, Italy Crumpled City Map by Palomar S.r.l. (Our Favorite!)
If you are tired of tourist restaurants and would like to eat with locals "home chefs" then BonAppetour offers some interesting experiences for your vacation.
Florence Tickets and Tours
Like quirky tours? Enjoy telling people about things that they never imagined could happen in Florence? Check out these Florence Tours.
Art is one of the things Florence does best. Why not take a Florence Art Museum Crawl?
The closest airport is Just outside of Florence: Aeroporto di Firenze. There is a shuttle between Pisa Airport and Florence Airport.
Our recommended hotels are represented by the yellow markers on the map above. For other options, check out the booking box at the bottom of the page