The great thing about Florence is that most of the attractions are either free, or look as good on the outside as they do inside. So you could visit Florence on a fairly low budget if you wanted.
There are lots of famous statues in Piazza della Signoria, including this one of the Grand Duke of Tuscany and a replica of Michelangelo’s David (the original one was moved from here).
Although the square is busy, there isn’t any pushing and shoving to see things because the statues are so big. Hours could be spent wandering around the city, admiring the various statues, architecture and squares.
The main attraction for art lovers is probably the Uffizi, one of the oldest art museums in Europe. However, the queues are big to get in and not wanting to waste half a day queuing again, we decided to leave it until next time and admire Florence’s free art instead!
Florence is a beautiful city. We spent the day wandering around stumbling upon pretty squares with friends chattering away over a coffee. It’s a very romantic city at night with flautists and saxophonists busking to large crowds underneath famous statues lit up against the night sky.