Italy’s artistic capital, Florence is the cradle of the Renaissance and home to some of the country’s - if not the continent's - most important art. Contemporary art galleries have sprung up to join the venerable Uffizi, the jewel in Florence's crown.
Visit the Duomo and, if you're feeling energetic, climb the 463 steps to the roof for a breathtaking view. Pop into the Museo to see Michelangelo's unfinished Pieti, before visiting the Galleria dell'Accademia to marvel at David in all his glory. Fashionistas can revel in the history of one of the world's finest shoe designers, Salvatore Ferragamo, with his collection of over 10,000 shoes in the archive.
Balmy autumn nights were made for aperitivo; sample small plates and drinks with the locals on Piazza Santo Spirito. We recommend a leather or perfume making workshop, an evening food and wine tour and a sunset sidecar ride to enhance your four-night stay in Florence.
Exclusive insider access to a private after-hours visit to the Uffizi, an exclusive dinner in a historical Palazzo, and private viewing of the Statue of St David are all possible with Abercrombie & Kent and offer unique insights to this fascinating city.
If you hop on the train, enjoy a day trip to Siena, Bologna, or Pisa, or combine with the fashion and lakes of Milan.