Florence: City Breaks
City of Stone
City breaks in Florence are very popular with those wanting to spend a long weekend looking around the art galleries. After all, this is the city of Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo and the powerful Medici family which ruled the city from the 14th to the 18th century and were the people who first brought talented artists to the area. Florence has one of the world's best collections of art museums and galleries, beautiful churches and piazzas, including the Boboli Garden, which is a perfect spot in which to wind down during a hectic break in Florence.
If you find yourself overwhelmed by the city’s spectacular sights, why not stop for coffee at Piazza della Signoria, the city's thrilling centre. It may not be the cheapest place to take a break, but it is worth paying a little more, to share a square with such famous statues as Ammannati's Neptune and Michelangelo's David (although the original is in the Galleria dell'Accademia). Three nights bed and breakfast in a 2 star hotel starts at around £220 per person for a lovely city break in Florence.