The birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence is known for its museums, art galleries, and ornate architecture. Once home to the Medici family, modern-day Florence is a major industrial hub and one of the fashion capitals of the world. Book your flight to Florence with Blue Air and experience friendly service in your language as you arrive ready to immerse yourself in Italian culture.
Begun in 1296, the iconic Florence Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Florence’s most popular attractions. View frescos by Vasari and Zucarri, watch as the stained-glass windows scatter rainbows across the floor, and see the world’s largest brick dome. After exploring the crypts, go to the neighbouring Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, which houses the Duomo’s priceless artwork. See Michelangelo’s “The Deposition” and Ghiberti’s exquisitely carved doors.
Begin at the Uffizi Galleries, a fine art museum known for its classical sculptures and Renaissance paintings. Discover the vibrant colours of Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation”. Then view tapestries, ceramics, coins, and priceless Mannerist sculptures at the Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Afterwards, head to the Galleria dell’Accademia, home of Michelangelo’s “David”.
Start your meal with crostini neri – liver pate served on toasted bread. Then transition to a light crespelle ala Fiorentina, a pasta-like crepe stuffed with ricotta and spinach. For your main course, have a Bistecca alla Fiorentina – Florence’s legendary thick-cut steak. Don’t forget a bottle of Chianti.