A different way to spend August

Museums, monuments and more in Florence.

While many hit the beach during the month of August, it can be a remarkably tranquil time to wander Florence’s museums, take a few tours and soak in the culture as leisurely as you like. Here are some of the ones you won't want to miss.


Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio is one of the most extraordinary sights in Florence. Built as a home for the city's governing body between the thirteenth and fourteenth century, it’s a symbol of civic power and a symbol of Florence. With its imposing size and the incredible crenellated parapet which crowns the building, you can’t help but feel overawed. 

Bardini Museum

Both a museum and cultural centre, Villa Bardini offers one of the most spectacular panoramic views of the city. Apart from the vista, there are plenty of things to pique your interest. Stefano Bardini was a renowned art dealer who collected an eclectic mix of objects from multiple periods including Roman sarcophagi, furniture and musical instruments. Well worth seeing. 

Museo Novecento

The Museo Novecento, a comparatively new museum that was opened in 2014, has a collection predominantly catering to Italian art of the first half of the 20th century. With a range of educational activities like workshops, tours and concerts, there’s plenty to offer for those looking for variety from the Renaissance. 

Museo Zeffirelli

Film, theatre and opera lovers will rejoice to see set designs, drawings and costume sketches from the beloved works of Franco Zeffirelli, the Florence-born director. Shakespearean masterpieces, world famous operas and the sequence of creative genius that led to their production can all be admired


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Zeffirelli Museum

Museum dedicated to Franco Zeffirelli’s works, worldwide famous director from Florence

Something out of the ordinary

The Best of Cinque Terre 

Departing from Florence on a one-day exploration of the unique beauty of the UNESCO protected villages clinging along the coast, you’ll be introduced to some of the traditional recipes and local wines while the sea glitters below you, making this an unforgettable experience. If that isn’t enough to tempt you, there is also the possibility of a boat journey, swimming and shopping, all with a picture-perfect view.

Renaissance Superheroes

A tour with a difference: find out what Michelangelo said he could hear from the marble that became David and other fun facts. Ideal for engaging children and a fun way to learn about the city, listen to the stories of Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Donatello and Dante, and explore what it is that made them so special.

All of these are perfect opportunities to make the most of Florence and learn about the city in interesting, unusual ways. You won’t want to miss these sights and tours for an unforgettable trip.