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Really Cool Things To Do In Florence Italy

February 10th, 2020, Posted by travelwith2ofus

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Are you looking for something really cool to do in Florence, Italy? Perhaps flying over the city in a helicopter or riding a Vespa scooter through the city or even viewing the city from an air balloon?

What about experiencing the thrill of freefall by doing a tandem skydive over Florence or cruising the Florence River on a traditional Barchetto or driving around the Tuscan countryside in a restored Fiat 500 car.

If you are interested in these and other activities in Florence, then check out this list of cool things to do in Florence, Italy while you're on vacation there.

Panoramic view of Florence Italy

See Florence Tuscany from above

Viewing Florence/Tuscancy from a helicoper is a once in a life time adventure. You will ride in a twin engine helicopter certified by ENAC (Italian highest authority for safety flying) and professional pilots.

During this 20 minutes (approxmately) trip you get to see the breathtaking landscapes of the city, it's pastel colors, majestic architecture and more. Enjoy Tuscany and its magical hidden gems from above.

You get to see San Gimignano and its 14 medieval towers, Castello Monteriggioni, Siena, Greve in Chianti, Castellina In Chianti Castellina and Florence.

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See Florence/Tuscany from above

fly over the stunning tuscan hills IN an AIR BALLOON

If you want to enjoy the amazing Tuscan hills from above, but you prefer the freedom and slow pace that comes from an air ballon then you will enjoy doing this.

On this three-hour (3) tour you get to enjoy a balloon flight over the hills of Tuscany and see the vineyards and cypress trees from above, while you enjoy the fresh air at 6000 meters in the Tuscan sky.

You get to see San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Calzaiolo and the Antinori nel Chianti Classico winery. You can also do a private couples tour and small group tour as well.

fly over the stunning tuscan hills IN an AIR BALLOON


Tandem Flight over Florence city

If you're looking for a more exciting way to see Florence, then a tandem flight over the city might be a great option. Of course, that's if you're no afraid to jump from an airplane.

Basically, on this one to three-hour trip, you get a five-minute canopy flight so you can enjoy Florence and its breathtaking skyline and of course, you get to enjoy one minute of free-fall with one of the tandem instructors.

Are you up for the challenge? If you are, then check out the details of this tandem flight over Florence city.

Tandem Flight over Florence city

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Cruise the Florence River on a Traditional Barchetto

We understand. Jumping out of airplanes and riding in helicopters are not for everyone, but if you prefer to do somthing cool on the water, then this Florence river cruise might be your cup of tea.

The cruise is one and a quarter hours long and you get to glide under the iconic Ponte Vecchio bridge and cruise across the Arno River.

Abroad the Barchetto, a small traditional boat that is one of only four still operating in the city, you get to see the Uffizi Gallery from the water, toast with a glass of Prosecco and enjoy the atmosphere with your friends. Sounds like a great way to spend some time with your family. Right?

Cruise the Florence River on a Traditional Barchetto

Evening Food Tour with Wine Tasting and Florentine Steak

Ok. So, cool to you is eating some local food and drinking some Italian wine. No problem. With this Delicious Florence Food Tour you get to try some of the local dishes and wine.

The evening lasts for about three hours and thirty minutes and you make five tasting stops including a classic dinner with Florentine steak. You also get to learn about Tuscan wine pairings and sample local delicacies like truffles.

Please note that this is a small group tour and is limited to 14 people.

Evening Food Tour with Wine Tasting and Florentine Steak


Popular Hotels in Florence

These are three of the popular hotels with great reviews in Florence.

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Hotel Regency Florence

Some attractions close to the Regency include:
Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower - 15 minute walk.

Piazza della Signoria  - 18 minute walk.

Uffizi Gallery - 19 minute walk.

Villa La Massa

Villa La Massa

Some attractions close to Villa La Massa include:

ObiHall - 42 minute walk.

Palazzo Vecchio - 5 miles.

Piazza della Signoria - 5 miles.

Ponte Vecchio - 5.1 miles.

Villa La Vedetta, Florence

Villa La Vedetta, Florence

Some attractions close to Villa La Vedetta include:
Piazzale Michelangelo - 5 minute walk.

Ponte Vecchio - 21 minute walk.

Uffizi Gallery - 22 minute walk.

Look cool and discover Florence on a Vespa

Come on, be serious, how can you visit Italy and not ride around on a Vespa looking cool like in the movies. Yep, you guessed it. You can see Florence while roaming the city with a group of your friends on a Vespa scooter.

You get to explore Florence for two hours and see the San Miniato convent's beautiful historic cemetery, learn about Michelangelo and the Roman historical town known as Fiesole.

You also get to stop at Piazzale Michelangelo (Michelangelo Square), which has a breathtaking panoramic view of Florence.

Evening Food Tour with Wine Tasting and Florentine Steak

Live The Italian Dream With A Vintage Fiat 500 Adventure

This adventure is two hours and 30 minutes and you get to zip around the Tuscan countryside in a restored Fiat 500 car, with the roof down of course.

It's the ultimate Tuscan experience, with a backdrop of gently undulating hills, villas, medieval castles, vineyards and olive groves rolling out to the horizon.

You can enjoy the Chianti wine region in the morning or in the afternoon, soaking up the beauty of Florence and surrounding hills, and enjoying a traditional Tuscan meal along the way. Sounds dreamy right?

Live The Italian Dream With A Vintage Fiat 500 Adventure

Horseback Riding Adventure with lunch in a Winery of San Gimignano

You get to ride a horse and drink wine. Win, win right? This is such a cool adventure.

So, you get to explore San Gimignano vineyards and olive groves on a horseback ride as well as take in the breathtaking landscape while enjoying a Tuscan traditional lunch.

You also get to taste the wines produced in the winery, such as the Rosso and the Brunello di Montalcino.

Transportation from Florence and to the Winery (return) is included in this adventure.

Horseback Riding Adventure with lunch in a Winery of San Gimignano

Enjoy A Private trip to Cinque Terre from Florence

Cinque Terre is one of the most beautiful places in Italy and it is definitely worth taking a trip from Florence to check out the breathtaking villages.

This private trip to Cinque Terre takes about ten hours. You will get to visit the villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.

Monterosso, is full of shops and restaurants and has a wide sandy beach, Vernazza has a natural port shaped as an amphitheater, surrounded by the typical colored houses. Corniglia lies 100 meters above sea level on a rocky upland.

Live The Italian Dream With A Vintage Fiat 500 Adventure

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