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Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region in Italy was the birthplace of the Renaissance. It is steeped in history, art, and architecture. Florence is a favorite stop for tourists of Italy because it's more affordable Venice or Rome.

Planning a Budget Trip to Florence

You will definitely want to start your planning off right by finding and booking the cheapest flights to Florence. Even if you aren't sure of your travel dates, Skyscanner's unique cheapest month search can help. This feature searches all available airfare up to a year in advance and spits out the least expensive months to travel to any destination in the world.

Now that you have decided on a date, are you ready to learn more about your destination? Below, we have answered some of the most commonly asked questions including tips on finding the lowest prices on Florence hotels, and comparing the best deals on rental cars.

Are there low priced resorts in Florence?

Yes. Using Skyscanner's mobile app we found, hotels and resorts priced for any budget. But in Florence, you don't have to sacrifice luxury. There were several 5-star hotels available $50 per night when we checked! Skyscanner's hotel search is easy and intuitive. From a single page, we were able to view the properties, read real reviews, find answers to frequently asked questions, and make our reservations --on the spot!

Where are Florence hotels located?

Most of Florence's hotels are near the city center. You will be able to access a Google map view showing all the properties and their precise location, once you have selected your search criteria.

What are my transportation options in Florence?

Florence has a well-connected transportation system that includes trains, buses, and taxis. Motorcycle and bicycle rentals are very popular options for budget transportation. However, if your dream is tooling around the island in a convertible sports car check out Skyscanner's awesome deals on Florence rental cars.

No discussion on transportation in Florence would be complete without mentioning the cities other travel, gondola rides via the many canals. If you're using a gondola as a taxi, you can expect to pay around $140 for six people for around 40 minutes ride an additional 20 minutes increments cost $52. It's good to know that after 7 PM, the price rises to $130 for the first 40 minutes and $65 for each additional 20 minutes.

How much do hotels in Florence cost?

In Florence hotels range from $27 per night for a simple hostel room to more than $500 per night. Each time you search, Skyscanner scours thousands of advertised prices on the internet to ensure you are getting the best deal possible. When we searched for hotel deals in Florence, we found that the best deals were in February, when you could book a 5-star hotel starting at $109, a 4-star hotel for $85 average, and economy hotels and hostels for as little as $27.

Are there any unique boutique hotels in Florence?

Yes! If you are looking for a quaint or modern boutique hotel, B&B, condo, or apartment in Florence. Skyscanner knows where to find those too. Two of the most popular boutique hotels on our site are:

How to Tour Florence on a Budget

There are many opportunities to spend your hard-earned money in Florence, but if you are looking some free and low-cost excursions here are the top 8 places to visit that won't cost an arm a leg.

  • Florence Cathedral in the Complex of Santa Maria del Fiore : $12
  • The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte: Free
  • Basilica di Santa Croce: $7
  • Accademia Gallery: $8
  • Bargello Museum: $5
  • Uffizi Gallery: $10
  • Walking tour: Free (tips are customary)
  • Bike tours: $30 -$40 for a half day

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What are travelers saying about Florence?

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Harvey Gentry
Harvey Gentry

Studied abroad in Cortona, Italy, not too far from Florence. Tuscany really is God’s country and a blast for those wanting to walk everywhere, interact with locals, and drink wine!

Anne Lowrey
Anne LowreySan Francisco, California, USA

Beautiful Firenze! An incredible place to take in the art and the splendor of the past and present in Tuscany and Italy. Can feel a bit touristy, but mostly overwhelmingly pretty.

KeaneSan Francisco, California, USA

Florence is one of my favorite places in the world and I cannot wait to go back. The old mix with the new, as you meander intimate corridors scattered with high-end fashion retailers only to emerge in a number of grand, historic piazzas. For anyone interested in Renaissance history, culture or even shopping, there is something to be found, though you're probably luckier if you, instead, find yourself lost.

Stephanie Lenny
Stephanie LennyCoxsackie, New York State, USA

Our local guide for Florence was Elisabetta (+39 335 6674163) who we connected with through our local guide from Rome. She was FANTASTIC! (She is reachable on WhatsApp for those who only have data plans or WiFi) The second time I visited Florence was on a cruise, the closest port is Livorno where Elisabetta picked us up in a very clean, comfortable Mercedes van. She filled our journey into Florence with a great background history of the city and catered our day around our “must see’s”. She drove us all over the city, dropping us off at the closest point possible to everything we wanted to see, and everything she suggested we should see (her drop off points are much closer than the drop off point when traveling in a large tour group because of the vehicle size). She even accompanied us into museums where we had previously purchased our own tickets without a guide to give us the true experience. As I said this was my second visit to Florence and it was a completely different experience to my first. Having a local expert guide in a small group was amazing. Must see’s: Michelangelo’s David: housed in The Galleria dell’ Academia- purchase your tickets ahead of time online: the walk up line wraps multiple blocks! Piazzale Michelangelo: beautiful panoramic views of Florence! Santa Croce Church: Marvelous church with the tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo located in a large square with many authentic Italian restaurants Florence Cathedral: locates in the Piazza del Duomo, it is one of Italy’s largest cathedrals, the 4th largest in the world. You can even climb to the top of the dome! Yes climb! There is no lift! Must reserve your timed ticket online Piazza della Signoria: main square of the city- includes a David replica, fountain of neptune and lots of shopping nearby!


The least expensive month is November, with an average of $92 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Florence is June, with an average price of $201 per night.
The average price of a hotel in October last year was $146 per night. This is 6% more than the average nightly price of $136 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Florence, the expected average temperature in October is 16.4°C/61.4°F. The warmest month is typically August, which averages 31.9°C/89.4°F. The coolest month is January, with temperatures averaging 2.3°C/36.1°F.
The nearest airport to Florence is Florence (FLR) (4.12 miles). Other nearby airports include: Siena (35.84 miles) Pisa (43.57 miles)

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