Monday, March 2, 2015

3 Tips When in Florence

1.) Research
  • Make sure you know what you are going to see because there are a lot of things in Florence, and you want to make sure that you know what you can fit into your schedule.

2.) Don’t over-schedule 
  • In tip number one, I said make sure that you can fit everything into your schedule, but that doesn’t mean cram everything in so that you don’t have any free time.
  • One of the things that I enjoyed the most about Florence was walking around on a tour and seeing something that looked interesting, but that wasn't included on my tour. This meant that I would write it down and come back later when I had an open spot in my schedule.

3.) Location, not Popularity
  • Don't always assume that the most popular spots are the best places to visit. Although you will probably end up going to the popular tourist attractions, some of the best spots that I discovered were basically “secret,” but we found them because of their central location.


  1. Great tips, espceially location over popularity. Sometimes we forget that popular doesn't mean good. There must hundreds of smaller places waiting to be discovered! What about crowds? Any tips on them?
    Andrea |

    1. I think that in most places crowds are inevitable, but one tip that I have is that when scheduling a vacation, I would make sure that you schedule the most popular locations for weekdays. One other tip that I have is that if you want to get a better look at some of the locations, you could wake up early and be there before it opens or enjoy the empty streets from the outside.