City of Stone
Florence isn’t really a backpacker’s paradise because it is fairly pricey and most spend their money on seeing the galleries and museums. If you do want to include this wonderful city on your itinerary then it would be wise to stay in one of the cheaper B&b’s, but you won’t get sparse and basic here if you want a backpacking holiday in Florence; this place is pretty full on as far as sophistication goes and this fact will reflect in the spending money left in your wallet after a few days’ stay.
However, there are campsites dotted all over Florence and Tuscany and sleeping under canvass isn’t only fairly priced, at around 20 euros a night for a pitch, but the views are breathtaking. Backpacking in Florence offers the traveller the chance to see some authentic Tuscan history, old Florentine architecture as well as medieval streets and Renaissance art, before they head to their next destination.