Uffizi and other wonders. 1 classic and 3 “pop” destinations not to be missed in one day in Florence
Whether it’s the first time you happen to be in the city or not, there are a few things you absolutely need to do when visiting Florence. Obviously the city is full of works of art and enchanting places to see. Difficult to make a ranking of the most important things to see in a day in Florence, also because there are too many. But let’s try to make a list of priorities that includes a mix of places to see and things to do, a little “classic” culture and a little “pop” culture.
Visit Florence? Can’t miss the “classic”.. Uffizi Museum
Let’s start from classic culture: if we make a quick visit to Florence we cannot miss this destination. The Uffizi Gallery is a classic destination that can amaze and give you an idea of what it could expect if we had much more time to devote to classic destinations like this. Galleria Degli Uffizi, one of the most visited museums in Italy, that comprises Galleria Delle Statue e Delle Pitture, the Corridor Vasariano and the art collections of Palazzo Pitti, three unified galleries that are one of the most important museums in the world in quantity and quality of the works collected.
Leonardo, Cimabue, Caravaggio, Giotto, Raffaello, Mantegna, Tiziano, Parmigianino, Rembrandt, Botticelli are some of the artists present in the Uffizi Gallery, together with the Vatican Museums of Rome, the most visited Italian museum in the world. A building with a characteristic U-shape that every year stands on the million and a half visitors from every corner of the planet. Unmissable
Other 3 “pop” experiences not to be missed if you visit Florence
Next to a classic destination we list 3 other “pop” culture experiences, which cannot be missing to feel the atmosphere of Florence.
- Touch the face of the piglet
On the edge of the Loggia del Mercato Nuovo, the Porcellino Fountain represents one of the most famous monuments in Florence between tradition, art and superstition. It is said that touching the pig’s face (actually a wild boar) and throwing a coin into its jaws brings good luck.
- Discover the San Lorenzo market
In the historic nineteenth-century structure of the San Lorenzo market, the Central Market was inaugurated in 2014, a corner dedicated to street food and Florentine cuisine, in the name of quality and tradition. A market tour accompanied by tastings is not to be missed!
- Eat a real Florentine steak
The Florentine Steak, nominated to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is definitely one of the experiences to do absolutely in Florence. At Trattoria dall’Oste the steak is serious: a selection of high-level Italian, European and world meats, traditional Tuscan dishes. It will be difficult to leave Florence, try it to believe it!