Things to do in florence
There are several facets to this quaint little riverside city, the foremost being its status as the global hub for fashion. The finest Italian designers come from Florence - born and bred here. Stroll down the streets of Via de’Tornabuoni, home to some of the sleekest fashion labels. Roberto Cavalli comes from Florence, and so does Guccio Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo among many other fashion A-listers, and they introduced the city to haute couture way back in the 20s. Those looking for a spot of shopping, a walk on this street can be a fun activity in Florence. You might even run into a certain fashion designer. Among things to buy you get some wonderful gold and silver jewelry with intricate detailing, fashionable shoes and belts, and a world of ‘Fiorentina’ bric-a-brac.
But of the many interesting things to do in Florence, you will fall in the love with the bridges on the Arno - they offer a unique perspective at different times of the day. A great spot to watch the local life, see the colors of the sky reflected in its waters, contemplate, and generally soak up the celebratory atmosphere of this artistic city. The narrow, picturesque by-lanes are home to a wealth of pretty cafes and bistros, where you can sit back, order your coffee and lasagne, and watch the world go by.