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Things to Do in Florence This Summer

Things to Do in Florence This Summer

Florence is fabulous any time of year, but summertime means balmy weather, Tuscan sunshine, and plenty of opportunities to eat, drink, and explore the Renaissance capital. Here are some of our favorite ways to experience Florence’s attractions and culture this summer.

  • Use the heat as an excuse to eat as much gelato as you can stand, and even learn how to make your own at a cooking class.
  • Enjoy cooler weather and admire illuminated landmarks on a nighttime walking tour or bike tour.
  • Cruise through the hills outside the city on a Vespa adventure.
  • Take a boat ride on the Arno River for another perspective on Florentine architecture.
  • Enjoy refreshing cocktails and Italian snacks on an aperitivo tour.
  • Rise above the picturesque countryside on a hot-air-balloon ride.
  • Discover Chianti wine on a Tuscany wine tour.
  • Breathe in the fresh air above the hot pavement on a tour of the Duomo’s exclusive skywalk terraces.
  • Head to the coast on a Cinque Terre day trip to beat the heat and explore these exquisite Ligurian villages.
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Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence with Optional Hiking

Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence with Optional Hiking

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Experience the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre in one day with a guided tour through the five idyllic fishing villages of old-world Italy. Following the walking trails along the cliffs of the national park, you will see glorious views of this unspoiled stretch of the Italian Riviera. Check out the highlights and learn about the area as you complete a 3.4-mile (5.5-km) route with your guide. If you choose the tour option without hiking, the train will be used instead to move between villages.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.47
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$63.47

Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class in Tuscan Farmhouse from Florence

Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class in Tuscan Farmhouse from Florence

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Learn to make pizza and gelato during this culinary experience on a Tuscan estate near Florence, perfect for lovers of culture and cuisine. Your professional Italian chef provides a fun hands-on cooking lesson that culminates in a 3-course feast of appetizers, pizza, and gelato, accompanied by wine and beer. Plus, you'll receive a recipe booklet to take home and practice your newfound skills.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.78
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$80.78

Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience in the Tuscan Countryside

Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience in the Tuscan Countryside

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Discover the many delights of Tuscany’s wine country on this small-group tasting tour from Florence. Travel along beautiful hillside roads through vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees. Visit 2 top-rated wineries in the famed Chianti Classico region, tour the cellars and learn how wine is produced using traditional methods. Taste different wines, along with olive oil and Tuscan specialties like fresh cheeses and bruschetta. Group size is limited to sixteen participants for a more personalized experience.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$91.16
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$91.16

Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine

Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine

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Ride a vintage Vespa through Tuscany on this tour from Florence. A local guide leads the way up through the scenic hills, where you pass the famous Piazzale Michelangelo and the Church of San Miniato al Monte. Afterward, head back to Florence for a traditional Italian meal to top off your journey. To ensure an intimate experience, this tour is limited to 10 travelers.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.09
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$98.09

Tuscany Vespa Tour

Tuscany Vespa Tour

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Explore the Tuscan countryside in true Italian style — on a Vespa! After a short van ride from Florence and a riding lesson, spend a full day zipping along scenic country roads from the seat of your own personal Vespa. Pass by historic vineyards, villas and olive groves while your guide shares insight into local history and culture. Tour an organic farm and winery in the famed Chianti Rufina region, where you’ll enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch and wine tastings.
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  • 6 hours
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$172.00
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Skip the line: Duomo Skywalk - Florence Heaven

Skip the line: Duomo Skywalk - Florence Heaven

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Visit Florence Duomo with a skip-the-line ticket, and enjoy exclusive access to the terraces for panoramic views of the city. After touring the cathedral, you’ll make your way up the staircase and along corridors that have been closed to the public for centuries. Stand on the terraces as you learn about Brunelleschi, the dome’s architect, then continue to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome, if you wish.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$109.63
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Experience Cinque Terre from Florence in One Day

Experience Cinque Terre from Florence in One Day

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Leave behind the Renaissance treasures of Florence for the day to discover the rugged beauty of the Ligurian coastline. Travel by coach through the rolling vineyards of the Tuscan countryside, and ride a train along stunning sea cliffs to the coastal village of Portovenere. Continue on by train to the famously picturesque fishing villages of Cinque Terre, where you’ll enjoy free time to explore the colorful towns of Monterosso, Vernazza and Manarola. Take an optional hike among terraced hillsides and olive groves, and soak up the views with a scenic train ride along the rocky shore to cap off this full-day adventure.
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  • 13 hours
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$114.24
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Tuscany Hot Air Balloon Flight

Tuscany Hot Air Balloon Flight

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Get a bird’s-eye view of the Tuscan countryside on this hot air balloon flight. Departing from San Casciano in Val di Pesa, an expert captain will lift you 2,000 feet (609 meters) into the air. Soak up unparalleled views of Tuscany’s olive groves and vineyards spread out below, as well as quaint villages and stunning castles. Then toast your adventure with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine after descending back down into the countryside.
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  • 3 hours
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$310.42
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$310.42
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Florence River Cruise on a Traditional Barchetto

Florence River Cruise on a Traditional Barchetto

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Glide under the iconic Ponte Vecchio bridge and across the Arno River on a Florence river cruise. Hop aboard your barchetto—a small traditional boat that is one of only four still operating in the city. As you see the sights like the famous Uffizi Gallery from the water, toast your fellow mates with a glass of Prosecco.
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  • 1 hour
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$63.47
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Electric Bike Night Tour of Florence with amazing view from Michelangelo Square

Electric Bike Night Tour of Florence with amazing view from Michelangelo Square

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Enjoy the balmy evening air and the romance of Florence at sundown on this 2-hour electric bike tour. Cycle through medieval streets and across the River Arno on a silent, eco-friendly e-bike while a local guide shares tales from the city’s rich Renaissance past. Easily climb the Florentine hills thanks to a battery-powered boost, and soak up fantastic views of the illuminated city from the lookout at Piazzale Michelangelo. Reward yourself with a sweet treat at one of Florence’s best gelato shops.
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  • 2 hours
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$56.55
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Aperitivo Tour of Florence - Small Group or Private

Aperitivo Tour of Florence - Small Group or Private

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Get a taste of aperitivo, Italy’s popular happy hour tradition, on a 2.5-hour tour in Florence. Begin the evening at a typical Florentine-style wine bar to indulge in Tuscan cheeses and salami while sipping some regional vino. Then, head out to explore some of Florence's most charming neighborhoods, before stopping off at a cocktail bar for a true Italian aperitif. Numbers are limited to 12 people to ensure an intimate experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$95.78
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$95.78
Price varies by group size