BACKPACKER INDEX: US$68.36
Florence hotel prices
Hotels in Florence tend to be busy all year long, though the official high season is from April through September, and things peak out in July and August. The better located and popular places do book up early in summer, so book ahead. During the off season you can get some good bargains at some of the fancy places, unless there is something special going on in the city.
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Florence is the heart of Tuscany and on every itinerary of those touring around Italy. The city center is rather compact so it’s easy to get around and see all the main sights in just 2 or 3 days if you are rushed.
Fortunately, Florence isn’t quite as expensive as Rome or Venice, though hotels with central locations can be pricey here as well, especially during summer. There are quite a few hostels in Florence as well, and private rooms in some of those are good alternatives for budget travelers.
The main attractions are reasonably priced, though especially for the Uffizi it’s advised to book online in advance for an extra fee to be sure you’ll actually get in.
Food and drinks run the gamut in prices, with quite a few budget options available, though most of the classic Tuscan cooking does get expensive in the touristy places.
Florence attraction prices
|Uffizi Gallery||This incredibly popular museum is known for huge lines. It's worth the extra fee to buy tickets online in advance.||adults||8.90|
|Accademia Gallery||Michelangelo's David is the most famous highlight of this museum.||adults||8.90|
|Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral||This huge cathedral sits at the center of the city and is free to enter. This price is for climbing the dome.||adults||10.96|
Florence Transportation prices
|Taxi from airport to city center||34.25 - 38.36|
|Airport express bus to city center||6.85|
|Train from Pisa airport to Florence||7.81|
|3km taxi ride in Florence||8.22 - 15.07|
|Bus ride in Florence||1.64|
Florence food and drink prices
|Budget breakfast||Most hotels will include breakfast, usually a small one. If not you can find bakeries and cafes to order budget meals.||4.11 - 9.59|
|Budget lunch||Assuming you have your large meal for dinner, you can always find good budget and casual restaurant options for lunch.||6.85 - 13.70|
|Budget dinner||If you want to sit down at a restaurant for dinner the price range is wide, largely depending on neighborhood.||9.59 - 20.55|
|Beer (.33l bottle)||Local lagers like Peroni can be found all over. Prices at clubs and fancy restaurants will be higher.||2.74 - 4.79|
|House wine (.5l jug)||Most restaurants will offer a simple local wine at a very affordable price.||4.11 - 6.85|
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|Airports||Peretola Airport (FLR), Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA)|
Avg temps & precip
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Florence has a relatively mild climate, with hot and humid summers that are mitigated by relatively cool evenings. Winters do get cold, but rarely long periods of freezing temperatures. Rainfall is moderate through the year except for summer, though most agree that spring and autumn are the ideal times to visit.
Sunrise and sunset