The 8th of March: a perfect opportunity to have a break in one of Italy’s most fascinating cities
5 Mar 2021
What could be better than a trip to beautiful Florence to celebrate women's strength and beauty? The City of Lilies is the perfect place to enjoy a special day between art and history - whether you are with your girlfriends, family, or partner. Let's find out the unmissable stages of your day mini-tour.
First stop: Piazza del Duomo
Let's start from Piazza del Duomo for your relaxing day through the streets of Florence. This square is dominated by the imposing Basilica di Santa Maria Novella -the third-largest basilica worldwide. The Campanile di Giotto and the Battistero di San Giovanni act as a perfect frame for this beautiful spot located in the heart of the historic center. Not to be missed, the breathtaking Brunelleschi's red-tiled dome.
Next stops: Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and Loggia dei Lanzi
While Piazza del Duomo is the center of the city’s religious life, Piazza della Signoria is the hub of political power and local life.
The impressive Palazzo Vecchio outlines the square with its recognizable crenelated tower, together with Florence's city hall. Fontana del Nettuno and the Loggia dei Lanzi, home to sculptures such as "Perseus" and "Rape of the Sabine Women", complete the picturesque sight.
Continue towards the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio
From Piazza della Signoria you can easily reach the Uffizi, which hosts some of the greatest Renaissance masterpieces and works by artists such as Michelangelo and Botticelli. A stop here is a must! Ponte Vecchio instead is the symbol of the union between the historic center and the eastern area of the city. It is recognized all over the world for the multitude of craft shops that you can find there. Above Ponte Vecchio, you can observe the Vasari Corridor, an elevated enclosure passageway, which connects Palazzo Vecchio with Palazzo Pitti. Crossing this bridge is always a unique sensation.
A stop over at Giardini di Boboli behind Palazzo Pitti
Palazzo Pitti is, without doubt, one of the most elegant and distinguished buildings in Florence, but the hidden details are the ones that will amaze you the most. Behind Palazzo Pitti you can notice the captivating Giardini di Boboli, a classic example of Italian-style gardening, created at the behest of the Medici family. This place, characterized by spectacular fountains, statues, and a diversity of botanical species, is the perfect spot to enjoy a walk, waiting for the arrival of spring.
Last stage: Piazza Santo Spirito
Piazza Santo Spirito is the last stop of your day tour. You can visit the Basilica di Santo Spirito with its precious treasures or simply behold its imposing facade projected by Brunelleschi. This square, located on the right bank of the Arno river, is one of the most evocative spots in Florence.
Where to stay in Florence
A unique stay for a memorable day: UNAHOTELS Vittoria Firenze, designed by the famous architect Fabio Novembre, awaits you in a perfect position for visiting the city and the surrounding area. This building, easily accessible both by public transport and by car, will amaze you with its sophisticated design. For a more authentic staying Leone Blu Suites | UNA Esperienze will be waiting for you with its exclusive collection of nine suites.