|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$0.58|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$18.98|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.25|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$960.01|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$139.66|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$10.03|
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)||$36.34|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$5.42|
Florence or Firenze, as it is spelt in Italian dialect, is Tuscany’s regional capital and is regarded as one of the major and famous Italian tourist hotspots. Its rich heritage dates back to the late Middle Ages and with time, Florence has become more enriched as an economic and artistic center of Europe. Tagged as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Firenze allures footloose visitors with its awesome visual scenery, marvelous architecture and some of the best tasting wines. On an average, Florence witnesses a footfall of 8 million visitors a year.
The Amerigo Vespucci international airport in Firenze is well connected to the city and the availability of cheap flights to Firenze makes it even more convenient for visitors planning to tour Italy. The “Vola in bus” takes tourists straight to the city center after reaching the airport. Airlines like Air France, Alitalia and Belle Air fly to this airport from many European cities including Zurich and London. If you cannot find affordable flights to this airport, try Pisa airport.
In Firenze, you can never have enough of activities and sightseeing. The Uffizi Gallery is a must visit for any traveler. You will find some amazing and famous Italian paintings there but be prepared to brave long queues to visit it. The Piazza della Signoria is also worth your time during your Florence tour. Apart from the artwork on sides of the square, you can spend hours watching people. The Duomo Square is also thronged by several thousand visitors everyday. The artwork can now be seen mostly in Duomo Museum. For enjoying some early works by Michelangelo, visit the Bargello Museum. There is literally no end to exploring and subsequently getting amazed by the sheer opulence of art and sculpture in this city and cheap flights to Firenze add to the joy.
Your trip to Firenze will remain incomplete if you miss regional gelatos, a quintessential Italian dessert. Do not leave out delicacies like pappa al pomodoro and ribollita. There are plenty of accommodation options but for budget hotels in Firenze, you should look outside the historic center. Those with deep pockets can pick from boutique hotels and guesthouses.