10 Places to Visit in Florence in 1 Day: 2024 (Updated)
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Florence Attractions

Tourist Places to Visit in Florence in 1 Day

1. Accademia Gallery
2. Santa Maria Del Fiore
3. Giardino delle Rose
 4. Ponte Vecchio
5. Piazza Della Signoria 
6. The Uffizi Gallery
7. Basilica Of Santa Croce
8. Porcellino Fountain
9. Bargello National Museum
10. All’Antico Vinaio

A once-in-your-lifetime trip to Florence in 1 day, to see all those magical European locations is a must do. The capital of the Tuscany region, unlike many other larger Italian cities, is a genuinely pedestrian-friendly town that can be easily seen in a day with just a little advance preparation and some organization.

The best way to make the most of your 1 day in Florence is to plan beforehand, taking into account that the city is one of the most significant cultural sites in the nation. This indicates that Florence is not only home to a ton of museums and art galleries that you should check out, but that these attractions also draw in millions of tourists from all over the world on a yearly basis.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Florence 1 Day:

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Accademia Gallery

  • The Accademia Gallery is a 15-minute walk from Santa Maria Novella Train Station which your Florence 1 day itinerary should include. Since Michelangelo's David the famous statue is located at this popular location, it is advised to arrive before 9:30 am to avoid the crowd.
  • In order to guarantee entrance and the lowest price during the busy season, it is advised to make reservations for tickets online in advance. 
  • Check out a Florence tour that includes Michelangelo's David if you want a passionate and competent guide to help you through the gallery.

- Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy

Time -  Tues – Sat 8:15 am – 6:50 pm

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Santa Maria Del Fiore

  • The Duomo, a big cathedral in Florence's heart, is a short stroll away from Accademia Gallery. Over a century of work went into the construction, which started in 1436 at the height of the Florentine Renaissance. 
  • The striking colors, soaring bronze doors, and easily recognizable cupola or dome are all visible from the outside and is one of the must see places on a 1 day Florence trip.
  • You have the option of entering the cathedral for free or spending €18 to gain entry to the Opera Museum, the Baptistry of San Giovanni, the Bell Tower by Giotto, the Dome by Brunelleschi, and the Bell Tower by Giotto.
  •  Always check the opening hours online before planning to visit because they could change depending on the time of year and religious holidays.

- Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Ticket Fare - Free to enter the Cathedral; around €18 for special areas tickets.

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Uffizi Gallery

  • The environment around the Uffizi Gallery is enhanced by the statues, monuments, and fountains that encircle this stunning piazza.
  • The Birth of Venus by Botticelli is one of the outstanding pieces of art that can be found at the Uffizi. A guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery is a fantastic idea.

: Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings: Tuesday to Sunday, 8:15 am- 6:30 pm

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Basilica Of Santa Croce

  • Galileo and Michelangelo lay in peace in this magnificent church where you can enjoy the church's surrounding piazza's culture and history.
  • This is a fantastic location for taking pictures while unwinding with the sacred vibes of the church. 
  • To avoid standing in line, purchase your tickets in advance. Depending on the season and religious holidays, hours may change.

Location -
Piazza di Santa Croce, 16, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Timing - 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

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Bargello National Museum

  • The magnificent Palazzo del Bargello, a fortification surrounded by strong embattments and featuring the austere exterior, is home to the Bargello Museum, one of the  best places to visit in Florence in 1 day.
  • The structure, which was first used as the Capitano del Popolo's headquarters in 1255, afterwards served as the Podestà and Council of Justice's headquarters. 
  • It served as a prison in the 18th century.
  • It was the Captain of Justice's residence starting in 1574.

- Via del Proconsolo, 4, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Timing - Wednesday to Monday, from 8:15 am to 1:50 pm

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Piazza Della Signoria

  • The Florentine outdoor art gallery known as Piazza della Signoria to include in Florence 1 day itinerary, it is located just around the corner from the Ponte Vecchio.
  • In Florence, Italy, there is a w-shaped square called Piazza della Signoria that is in front of the Palazzo Vecchio.
  • It was given the name of Palazzo della Signoria, commonly known as the Palazzo Vecchio.
  • It still upholds its status as the city's political center and is the primary location of the Florentine Republic's origin and history.

- P.za della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

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Porcellino Fountain

  • Visit Il Porcellino, a bronze pig fountain where, according to local mythology, touching the pig's nose before leaving Florence will guarantee your safe return.
  • It is one of the most famous places to visit in Florence in 1 day among tourists. 
  • According to a different legend, if you place a penny into the Porcellino's mouth and it falls into the grate below it, your desire will come true. Participating in this custom closes your day trip to Florence with a good deed because the money is used to benefit a nearby orphanage.

-  Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

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Ponte Vecchio

  •  It is the sole bridge that spans the Arno river and was spared destruction by the Germans during World War II. Instead, they destroyed the structures that were on either side of the bridge to obstruct traffic.
  • The stores integrated within the Ponte Vecchio, the majority of which sell jewels and gold, are a distinctive aspect of the bridge. You won't want to skip seeing this well-known Florence landmark on your 1 day in florence Italy.

- Ponte Vecchio, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

Timing - It opens every day at 10:30 am and closes at 5:30 pm. 

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Giardino Delle Rose

  • The Rose Garden is a park in Florence located in the Oltrarno neighborhood to the west of Piazzale Michelangelo in Viale Giuseppe Poggi, one of the best places to visit in Florence in 1 day . 
  • The garden, which was previously only briefly accessible to the public in the spring, is now accessible every day of the year from 9 am until sunset.
  • The area is roughly one hectare in size and is bounded by the modern Viale Poggi, route di San Salvatore, and via dei Bastioni. From there, you can take in a beautiful panoramic view of the city.

-  Via del Proconsolo, 4, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Timing - Park is open every day from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. 

All’Antico Vinaio

  • Stop at All'Antico Vinaio for a Florentine panino sandwich if you're feeling peckish and are considering buying something to eat on the train.
  • At this well-known street food stop, there are an infinite number of options, and the waitresses are more than happy to offer recommendations. Porchetta, or a sandwich with pork, is a favorite among tourists served with a glass of Tuscan wine. Happy Eating!

-  Via dei Neri, 65r, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Timing - Monday to Sunday, from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

People Also Ask About Florence

  1. What are the famous places to visit in Florence in one day?

    1. Ponte Vecchio - It is the sole bridge that spans the Arno river and was spared destruction by the Germans during World War II. Instead, they destroyed the structures that were on either side of the bridge to obstruct traffic.

    2. Porcellino Fountain - Visit Il Porcellino, a bronze pig fountain where, according to local mythology, touching the pig's nose before leaving Florence will guarantee your safe return.

    3. Santa Maria Del Fiore - The Duomo, a big cathedral in Florence's heart, is a short stroll away. Over a century of work went into the construction, which started in 1436 at the height of the Florentine Renaissance. 
  2. What is the best time to visit Florence?

    The best time to visit Florence is the warm season between May and September with art and music festivals, open air dining and a dreamy Italian lifestyle. 
  3. What is special about Florence?

    Florence is famous for its monuments, Renaissance art, architecture, and culture. Additionally, the city is home to a large number of museums and art galleries, including the Palazzo Pitti and the Uffizi Gallery, and it continues to have an impact on politics, society, and the arts.
  4. How to reach Florence?

    1. By Air - Either the 100 km away Pisa International Airport or the Florence Airport are serviced by flights. There are flights to these airports from most major airlines, however flying from Europe will save you the most money.

    2. By Rail - Consider using the train if you're in another city in Italy or Europe. Florence has a major high-speed rail hub called Santa Maria Novella.
  5. How many days are enough in Florence?

    Around one or two days are enough in Florence to explore all the fun and adventure that it has to offer.

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