27 Best Instagrammable Places In Florence

Are you looking for the best instagrammable places in Florence? 

Florence, the capital city of the Tuscany region in Italy is a photographer’s dream. 

Florence, or as the locals call it, Firenze, is known for its Renaissance art and amazing architecture. The entire historic center of the city is a UNESCO world heritage site, that’s how incredible it is!

If you’re visiting Florence and want to catch all the best photo spots in Florence for your gram, guest poster Vahidha has all the info you need. Here is a list of the 27 best instagrammable places in Florence with a few hidden gems thrown in as well. 

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1. Cathedral Of Santa Maria Del Fiore (The Duomo)

Can you have a list of the most instagrammable places in Florence without including the iconic Duomo? I don’t think so. 

The Santa Maria del Fiore, more simply called the Duomo, is the most well-known symbol of Florence. It is the world’s fourth largest church, and no panoramic view of the Florence skyline is complete without it. 

The Duomo complex consists of 4 parts: the cathedral, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery; all of which are incredibly photogenic. 

The exterior of the cathedral and baptistery are clad in red, white and green marble and is truly majestic looking. However, the king of the show is the enormous Brunelleschi’s Dome which is covered in over 4 million red bricks!

Entrance to the cathedral itself is free but beware of long lines to enter which can sometimes take hours. Also, there’s not much to see inside. 

Climbing the dome, or entering the other structures require tickets which you can purchase here. Purchasing a guided tour gives you priority access and a better understanding of the history behind these buildings and the art pieces within. 

Climbing Brunelleschi’s dome involves climbing 463 steep steps in a narrow corridor and might not be for everyone, but the view of Florence that you’re rewarded with can be well worth it. 

Tip: If you’re like me and you prefer your Instagram photos to be a little more affordable, rock up to the cathedral early in the morning before the lines start to form. You can get amazing Instagram-worthy shots of the exteriors of these beautiful buildings. You’re welcome!

Note: The cathedral is closed on Sundays and other religious holidays, it is a functioning cathedral after all. All the other structures have different opening hours which you can find here

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2. Giotto’s Bell Tower

I know I mentioned the bell tower being part of the Duomo complex, but honestly, this architectural beauty deserves its own section in my list. 

Just like the exterior of the cathedral, the campanile (or bell tower) is also clad in the same red, white and green marble and is truly stunning that makes it one of the beautiful instagrammable places in Florence. 

Ascending Giotti’s bell tower is slightly more doable at 414 steps with no narrow, claustrophobic towers. An equally rewarding panoramic view awaits you, just like that from the top of Brunelleschi’s dome.

Tickets to the Duomo will include Giotto’s bell tower as well, depending on which option you choose. 

Tip: Taking a picture of this stunning beauty at night is sure to give you many ‘likes’! Walk over to the Duomo complex at night and get amazing shots of the bell tower bathed in floodlights. 

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3. Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) 

Ponte Vecchio is the oldest bridge in Florence, built in 1345.

It crosses the river Arno and there are many jewelry and souvenir shops built on it. It’s also known to be the only bridge in Florence that was not destroyed during World War II. 

This is one of the Iinstagrammable places in Florence where you want to take your picture not from the bridge but from somewhere else. A popular way to take a full shot of this bridge is by standing on the adjacent bridge, Ponte Santa Trinita. 

The Ponte Santa Trinita is another iconic bridge in Florence, just south of the Ponte Vecchio. From this bridge, you can get the whole Ponte Vecchio in your shot. This is a popular tourist spot so go early in the morning if you want to avoid the crowds. 

Tip: Another amazing and not well-known way to get your shot is from the river.

Taking a river cruise on a traditional boat called a barchetto provides you with incredible views of this ancient bridge. Enjoy a glass of wine or soft drink while gliding down the river. 

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4. Piazza Della Repubblica 

One of the main squares in Florence, Piazza Della Repubblica has been around since medieval times. It used to be the center of the city, surrounded by markets. You don’t want to miss this one of the popular instagrammable places in Florence.

There used to be a bell located at the central column, which would be rung when pick-pocketers were around. The bell warned shoppers to be careful. 

There’s no bell there to warn you now. But there is a very enchanting carousel (merry-go-round) located right in the center of the piazza. Looking for a Florence photo spot? This is it, you guys. 

Interesting fact: there is another Piazza Della Repubblica in Rome as well. Don’t get them confused!

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5. The Statue Of David

The most famous statue in the world, the Statue of David. 

Made from a single block of marble, marble that other sculptors had deemed unusable. And from this came the magnificent sculpture that made Michelangelo famous beyond words. 

Can you visit Florence and miss the symbol of Florence? No, you cannot. This is an ultimate instagrammable places in florence that you cannot miss.

The original statue of David, Michelangelo’s masterpiece, can be found at the Accademia gallery. The Accademia is one of the most visited places in Florence and can get incredibly crowded. 

Purchase a skip-the-line ticket so you can avoid standing in line for hours. 

Even with the ticket, you’re guaranteed crowds around David. I know I sound like a broken record by now, but go early if you want to avoid the crowds. 

Other than David, the Accademia also features some of Michelangelo’s other works such as the Hall of Slaves. It also features a legendary sculpture, Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabines.

Legend has it that the Romans did not have enough females in their tribe. They then decided to abduct the women from a neighboring tribe, the Sabines. And this formed the beginning of western European civilization. Horrifying, yet fascinating. 

Tip: If you’re only interested in seeing David, did you know that there are two other life-sized replicas of David in Florence, which you can see for free? 

One is at the Piazza Della Signoria outside Palazzo Vecchio. This is the original location of David before he was moved to the Accademia. There is another bronze replica at Piazzale Michelangelo. 

Note: Camera flashes can damage old artwork, so the museum staff is strict about it. So turn that flash off when you take your shot of David. 

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6. Basilica Of Santa Maria Novella 

Basilica of Santa Maria Novella is a beautiful church right opposite the city’s main train station.  The train station, Stazione Santa Maria Novella, is named after the church.  If you’re arriving in Florence by train, this is probably the first sight you will see. 

And what a beautiful sight it is. Is there a plain-looking church anywhere in Florence? I haven’t seen one yet. 

The exterior of Santa Maria Novella is simply stunning, with white and green marble. The interior is filled with some wonderful artwork. 

The one that captured my attention the most was Brunelleschi’s (yep, the same one who designed the dome at the Duomo) Crucifix. Looking at it just gives me the chills. 

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7. Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy

Just around the corner from the Basilica is the Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy, the oldest pharmacy in the world. It started in the 1200s when Dominican monks from the church made herbal remedies and ointments. 

Although it has now been privatized, the products sold here are still mainly made by hand following the original recipes of the monks. The pharmacy sells soaps, perfumes, scented candles, and skin care products. 

This place just smells divine

Since everything is made with the best ingredients, prices can run pretty high. But don’t let that put you off getting a wonderful souvenir. 

Note: The Pharmacy is located at 16 Via Della Scala, just around the corner from the main entrance of the church. 

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8. Piazzale Michelangelo

Anyone visiting Florence always wants that picturesque view of the Florence skyline. And Piazzale Michelangelo is the most common Florence Instagram spot to get that shot. 

Piazzale Michelangelo square is on top of a hill on the other side of the Arno river. While the rest of the sights mentioned earlier are all close to each other, this square is a little further away, on the other side of the river. 

You can still walk here, but do note that it is a bit of a steep uphill climb and it’s around 30 minutes from Ponte Vecchio. If you’re relatively healthy, this shouldn’t be a problem. It’ll be a good workout to burn those calories from all the delicious Italian food you ate. 

If you prefer the bus, bus 12 from the city center can get you here. The touristy hop-on, hop-off buses also make a stop here (how can they not?), so you can take that as well. 

The panoramic views from this piazza are incredible, especially at sunset. If you thought your view of the Florence skyline was amazing during the daytime, wait till you see it with all of its lights turned on. 

This is one of the most popular Florence Instagram spots and it does get pretty crowded around sunset. If you want to avoid the crowds, I highly recommend coming at sunrise instead. 

Tip: Everyone thinks this is the best place to get that postcard-worthy shot of Florence. But, if you walk uphill for a little bit more, you can get to an even higher vantage point with much fewer crowds: The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte. Read on to find out more!

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9. San Miniato Al Monte

San Miniato al Monte is a beautiful basilica built atop a hill. It was named after an Armenian prince by the name of Saint Minias. Legend has it that he was beheaded by King Decius after he refused to bow down to the pagan gods. 

Even more amazingly, after he was decapitated, he picks up his head, puts it back on his shoulders, and flies back to the cave he used to live in. And that is where San Miniato al Monte is built now. 

This is one of the oldest churches in Florence, built as early as the year 1015. That makes it more than a thousand years old! The exterior of the church is built with beautiful green, white and black marble, in a Tuscan Romanesque style.  

The interior of the church is nothing short of beautiful and mystical. There is even a crypt within the church that supposedly holds the bones of Saint Minias.

And let’s not forget the main reason you made that uphill hike up here. The incredible panoramic view of Florence, without the crowds of Piazzale Michelangelo. The best view is at sunset, so don’t miss it.

It takes about 5-10 extra minutes of uphill walking from Piazza Michelangelo to get here. Bus 12 also makes a stop here, so that’s an option as well. 

Tip: Monks at the church run a gift shop within San Miniato. They sell wine, honey, herbal teas, and tinctures that they make themselves. Talk about a souvenir that you cannot find elsewhere! 

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10. Porte Sante Cemetery 

Porte Sante Cemetery, or Sacred Doors Cemetery, is right behind the San Miniato church. This is where many notable catholic Florence residents are buried. One of them is the creator of Pinocchio, Carlo Lorenzini (more popularly called Carlo Collodi). 

This cemetery is pretty much an open-air museum with numerous beautiful sculptures, intricately designed private tombs, and chapels. Strangely enough, being here doesn’t feel creepy at all. It just feels very peaceful. 

The most romantic-looking sculpture there is that of the Mazzone siblings, dancing away in the afterlife. Just looking at it makes me want to cry. This is another beautiful place in Florence, that you cannot miss. 

Since it’s located right behind San Miniato, this is another amazing place to get a bird’s-eye view of Florence. 

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11. Giardino Delle Rose (Rose Garden)

The Giardino delle Rose or Rose Garden is one of the most beautiful places in Florence.  It is located near (on the way to) Piazzale Michelangelo. It was created in 1865 and houses about 400 different types of roses.  

Roses aren’t the only plants found in the rose garden. Giardino delle Rose also houses more than 1000 different types of plants! Several bronze sculptures by a Belgian artist named Jean-Michel Folon are on permanent display here as well. 

The beautiful roses aren’t the only thing good about this garden. The panoramic view of Florence that you can find from here is pretty amazing. This garden is on the same hill as Piazzale Michelangelo after all.  

Tip: This leads me to one of the most instagrammable places in Florence. One of the sculptures found in the rose garden is a hollowed-out suitcase (Partir). Take a shot of Florence through this open suitcase and your Instagram feed will be golden! 

Doesn’t that look amazing? This is one of my best photo spots in Florence!

Note: The rose garden is open every day of the year from 9 a.m to sunset, except for Christmas and New Year’s; and it’s free to enter.  

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12. Iris Garden (Giardino dell Iris)

The Iris Garden, just like the Rose Gardens, is located near Piazzale Michelangelo. 

Hundreds of species of irises are planted here in this garden. Next to the pond, you can find marshland irises from Japan and Louisiana. This is a very relaxing place to have a stroll while admiring the beauty of those blooms and makes this place one of the beautiful instagrammable places in Florence. 

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The Iris Garden however is only open for 20 days every year, when the flowers are in full bloom. It’s 20 days between the end of April to the beginning of May. If you are in Florence at this time, don’t miss this place on your way to Piazzale Michelangelo. 

Entry is free, but donations are most welcomed. For more information on opening days, visit the Iris Society’s website

Like every other attraction located on this hill, the Iris gardens also offer an amazing view of Florence, so don’t forget that Instagram shot!

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13. Palazzo Pitti

Palazzo Pitti is another one of Filippo Brunelleschi’s projects. It is an enormous palace that was built for the wealthy Pitti family in 1457. Around a century later, the then bankrupt Pittis sold the palace to the Medici family. 

The Medici family was a powerful banking family which ruled Florence for almost three centuries. If you are planning a trip to Florence, I highly recommend reading about the Medici. Their influence is seen all over the city. 

This book by Paul Strathern describes a vivid and dramatic account of the Medici family. Reading up about them will greatly increase your understanding of the various architectural wonders you will see in Florence. 

Anyway, the Medicis expanded Palazzo Pitti to the ginormous size that it is now.  Today, it houses several museums within its gigantic structure, with a fantastic list of collections.

The palace and the gardens behind are huge, with plenty to see. The Palatine Gallery holds most of the paintings acquired by the Medicis. There are also the Royal Apartments, the Gallery of Modern Art, The Medici Treasury, and the Museum of Costume and Fashion.

My favorite part of the palace was the Museum of Costume and Fashion. It was fascinating to see the history of fashion trends from the 16th to the 20th century. There are also some historical clothes worn by the Medicis in the 1500s! 

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14. Boboli Gardens 

Behind Palazzo Pitti, lie the Boboli Gardens. They are huge! Approximately 111 acres, that’s the size of roughly 100 football fields! Imagine you had a garden that big. 

But that’s exactly how big the Medicis garden was! 

The Boboli Gardens is a splendid place, half garden, and half open-air museum. The Gardens are filled with wonderful sculptures such as Neptune’s fountain (the man with the fork), and even a naked dwarf riding a tortoise..hmm.

There are plenty of wonderful Instagram spots to be found in this garden. It’s also a very nice place to have a picnic. Yes, you can have a picnic here. But don’t leave a mess, you can be fined for it. 

At the end of the Boboli Gardens, at the top of a hill, is the Kaffeehaus. It really functioned as a coffee house for the Habsburg-Lorraine family, who owned the palace and gardens after the Medici.

The Kaffeehaus is now open to the public and is another great spot to get your panoramic picture of Florence.  

Tickets to the Boboli Gardens can be included in the Palazzo Pitti tickets, or you can buy them separately if you plan to go on a different day. 

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15. The Bardini Gardens

The Bardini Gardens is another stunning garden in Florence, although not as large as the Boboli Gardens. Located just a few minutes from the back gate of the Boboli Gardens, this garden is often missed by tourists. 

Who can blame them? They are swamped with the numerous tourist spots found in Florence.

The Bardini gardens used to be a functional garden belonging to the Mozzi family, so you can see plenty of fruit trees inside. Why is it on a list of the best Instagram spots in Florence, you ask? This is why: 

The Wisteria tunnel is one of the most romantic backdrops you can find. This lush display is best viewed when the flowers are in full bloom, which occurs between April and May. 

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16. Palazzo Vecchio 

Palazzo Vecchio is a very formidable-looking building. This fortress was built in the 1200s, and it also served as the house of the Medicis before they bought Palazzo Pitti. It now houses a museum and also functions as the city hall.

Within the palazzo, are many secret passages, which were used by the Duke of Athens to escape from the palace. 

I highly recommend a guided tour of these secret passages, makes you feel very Famous Five-like!

Tip: Rising above the Palazzo is the fierce-looking Arnolfo Towers. I know I made you climb several towers already, but climbing this tower offers you an amazing view of the Duomo!

It’s much less difficult compared to the Duomo and Giotto’s bell tower, and less crowded. 

Note: Tickets to climbing the tower can be purchased separately or combined with the Palazzo tickets. 

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17. Piazza Della Signoria

Right outside the Palazzo Vecchio is the Piazza della Signoria, one of the most important squares in Florence. This was the original location of Michelangelo’s David.

An amazing-looking copy of David can now be found here, along with many other famous works. The Fountain of Neptune and the original Rape of the Sabines are some noteworthy ones. 

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18. Uffizi Gallery

Located just adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery is the most visited museum in all of Italy. It is also the earliest known museum in modern Europe. 

It features splendid artwork ranging from the Middle Ages to the Modern Period. The best ones not to be missed would be The Birth of Venus and Medusa. 

The building itself is pretty stunning, making for great photos. 

With thousands of visitors to the museum DAILY, skip-the-line tickets are a must. It’s also best to visit in the late afternoons after the crowds have died down. This way, you can take your time to look around. 

Tip: Uffizi gallery tickets are known to sell out sometimes. It’s highly recommended that you book your tickets months in advance. 

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19. Fontana Del Porcellino 

Err, yes it’s a pig. But it’s a very famous pig. And you love Florence, don’t you? Stroke his nose and legend has it that you will return to Florence. 

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It’s so famous that there are copies of it all over the world. 

Located at Piazza del Mercato, this famous bronze boar is just a short walk from Piazza dell Signoria and Ponte Vecchio. You’ll be surprised to know that it’s also a copy. The original Porcellino is at the Bardini museum. 

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20. Street Art At Via Toscanella 

Do all the Florence Instagram spots have to be old and medieval? 

Walk into this quaint street Via Toscanella, in the Oltarno neighborhood, and witness modern street art in Florence. Most of the artwork along this street is by Hoppn Yuri, who is famous for his red figures. 

Take a picture with these paintings and show the world: Not all that glitters in Florence is old. 

Via Toscanella is located just off Piazza Pitti, where Palazzo Pitti is located. 

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21. Torrigiani Gardens

Hidden gem alert, you guys! You should add this into your list of instagrammable places in Florence.

Not many people know about this amazing garden located in the heart of Florence. A lot of locals don’t even know about it. This is the largest privately owned garden in Europe. 

Set in Viale Petrarca, the Torrigiani Gardens are filled with a multitude of plant species from all around the world. And plenty of sculptures as well. Is there a garden in Florence with no sculptures? I think not. 

The gothic tower, which was built in 1821, even has a stone spiral staircase within. Hello, Instagram spot Florence, y’all!

Since the Torrigiani families still live within its grounds, the garden is not open to the public unless via reservation. Contact them here for a private guided tour by the owners themselves. 

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22. Basilica Di Santa Croce

Another church, you ask? Yes, there are just so many of them and they’re all just so darned beautiful!

Basilica di Santa Croce is an enormous church, that was supposedly built to rival the Santa Maria Novella church. Many people come to this church to visit the tombs of some famous people buried here and it also makes it one of the unique instagrammable places in Florence!

Michelangelo, Galileo, Vasari, and political leader Machiavelli are all buried here. But the interior of the church is stunning beyond words. With 16 chapels and hundreds of amazing masterpieces, this is one Florence photo spot not to be missed!

Tip: If you go through the church bookshop, behind the church lies the Scuola del Cuoio. It’s a leather school where you can see the students making quality leather bags the old-fashioned way. Don’t forget to buy one!

23. Flea Market On Piazza Dei Ciompi

This flea market that was once located on Piazza dei Ciompi has moved to the Largo Petro Annignoni instead. But it’s still very much known as that antique flea market from Piazza dei Ciompi. 

There are plenty of antique and vintage items on sale here. And definitely plenty of photos to take!

This flea market is situated near the Basilica di Santa Croce. 

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24. Bargello National Museum

The Bargello is an impressive-looking building. It used to be the residence of the chief of police (also called the Bargello) before it became a prison in the 18th century.

Now a museum, the Bargello features some spectacular artwork by Donatello and Michelangelo. Donatello’s version of David, which is much different from that of Michelangelo’s, also resides here. 

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25. Badia Fiorentina 

The Badia Fiorentina is the oldest church in Florence, established in 978. It has an iconic bell tower which is simply magnifico and one of the popular instagrammable places in Florence.

Badia Fiorentina is located near the Bargello Museum, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Uffizi Gallery. The Badia is open daily and entry is free. 

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26. The Appenine Colossus Sculpture at Villa Demidoff

The Appenine Colossus is a massive sculpture of Appenino, a mountain god who is half man and half mountain. It formed part of the gardens of the now destroyed Villa Medici. The remains of this garden are now a part of Villa Demidoff.

Appenino is 35 feet tall and has what looks like stalactites coming out of his beard. With his left hand, he crushes the head of a monster, which spews water out into the pond in front. 

If you go to the back of the statue, you will see a dragon sitting atop a cave. Entering the cave will lead you into the rooms within the Appenino that makes it one on the best instagrammable places in Florence!

Villa Demidoff is located in the town of Pratolino. Take bus 25A from Piazza San Marco, and get off at the last stop, Pratolino. The bus journey takes about 45 minutes.

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27. The Streets Of Florence

Sometimes, the best photo spots are just normal life in a beautiful city. So put down those maps (or google maps) and just wander around. Florence is such a beautiful city that you are bound to find some amazing photos for your feed. 

Tip: The Oltarno district, across the river, is much more picturesque to wander about. 

Aaaand, that brings us to the end of that list!

I’m so glad you went through the entire list of instagrammable places in Florence, those are a whole lot of gems. But if you want to recap the places where you can get that drool-worthy panoramic shot of the Florence skyline, here they are: 

Where To Get Panoramic Views Of Florence

1. Top of the Brunelleschi’s Dome

2. Top of Giotto’s bell tower

3. Piazzale Michelangelo

4. San Miniato al Monte

5. Porte Sante Cemetery

6. Giardino delle Rose

7. Iris Gardens

8. Kaffeehaus at Boboli Gardens

9. Belvedere Terrace at Bardini Gardens

10. Top of Arnolfo’s Tower at Palazzo Vecchio

And now that you know where to get those bird’s-eye views of Florence, try to get those shots at sunset or sunrise. The sun’s ray makes all the red roofs in Florence just glow. It’s a sight not to be missed!

Where To Watch The Sunrise In Florence?

1. Ponte Vecchio

2. Piazzale Michelangelo

3. San Miniato al Monte

Everyone tries to get a shot of the sun setting over the Florentine skyline. And sunsets are beautiful, don’t get me wrong. But watching the sunrise over Florence is a view that just cannot be described in words. 

Most people are still sleeping at sunrise, which is a bonus for you. Fewer crowds make for better pictures. 

Most Instagrammable Restaurants In Florence

Florence is not just known for its amazing architecture and art, but also its delicious Italian food. Are you looking for the most instagrammable restaurants in Florence, that also serve mouthwatering food? Here are some of my favorites:

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1. Gusta Pizza

Gusta Pizza is all about helping you get that amazing Instagram shot. They serve pizzas shaped like hearts. Isn’t that adorable? 

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2. La Menagere

La Menagere is a bar, restaurant, and flower shop all rolled into one! Dine with the wonderful fragrance of fresh flowers all around.

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3. Trattoria Omero

Trattoria Omero is located on the hills, enjoy a lush view of the Tuscany hillside as you dine. Look out for all that prosciutto hanging from the ceilings!


How Do I Get Around In Florence?

Florence is a walkable city.  Almost all the main attractions that are at the Historic Centre are within walking distance of each other so it is easier to go and shot your instagrammable places in Florence. 

Not much of a walker? Bike around the city. Although there are no bike paths within the city center, you can bike on the roads. Just be careful of motorists. 

If you’re going out of the city center, biking is even more convenient as there are over 90km of bike paths in Florence. 

Tip: Traffic rules in Florence do not allow cyclists to go down a one-way road in the opposite direction. You can get fined for this. So if you find a one-way road, get down and push the bike across. 

Bikes can be rented from the train station at Santa Maria Novella. 

Can I drive In Florence? 

No, you cannot drive within Florence city center. It is a zone of limited traffic (Zona Traffico Limitato, ZTL).

If you are driving into Florence, you can enter the ZTL to unload your luggage and drop off passengers. After which, you will have to exit it immediately and park the car elsewhere, unless your hotel offers parking spots. 

If you do this, remember to inform your hotel in advance. This way they can inform the local police of your license plate number and get a temporary permit to enter the ZTL.

Where Do I Park My Car In Florence? 

If you drove into Florence, and your hotel doesn’t provide parking (most of them don’t); where do you park? 

Well, there are paid parking lots around the city. Parking rates usually range from 1-8 Euros (1-8 USD). They also have daily rates. 

Here are some of your options:

1. Below Santa Maria Novella train station: most convenient because it’s the closest to the city center.

2. Sant’Ambrogio parking lot (below Piazza Ghiberti / Largo Annigoni): 10 minutes walk to the Duomo.

3. Europa Parking lot (Located near the Firenze sud exit on the A1 highway): take buses 23, 33, 71, 81, 82, or 85 to reach the city center. The bus ride takes about 15-20 minutes. Most convenient if you are using the A1 highway to get to Florence. This one is also the cheapest. 

And that’s it, 27 instagrammable places in Florence! Florence is an amazingly beautiful city. You can’t turn around without being in awe at some incredible architecture or work of art. And you definitely can’t visit it without getting some sweet shots for the gram!

I hope this guide has been useful in letting you capture your best shots. If you know of any other amazing places that should be on our list, feel free to let us know! 

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