Florence is an amazing city in an equally amazing country offering something for every taste. If you are a cyclist or just a biking enthusiast, we have the perfect day planned for you! Even if you don’t get on a bike, these locations are sure to please.
Spend the Day Biking the Tuscan Countryside
We suggest taking a bike tour through the Tuscan Countryside. You will see olive groves, vineyards, and taste amazing foods. Some tour companies will arrange a private tour allowing you to choose your destinations. Not sure what you want to see? No problem. Let the tour guide offer suggestions. You will taste amazing pasta, pastries, and wine at any stop on the tour.
Or Bike to Le Cascine Park and Take a Picnic
Le Cascine Park is a 20-minute ride from Florence and offers 280 acres of grassy fields and amazing bursts of colors. If you don’t have a bike, rent one from the Santa Maria Novella train station #4. Don’t forget to pack a picnic. The food market at San Lorenzo Market offers all the quintessential delicacies a proper Italian feast should have in a basket.
Stop for Gelato on Your Way Back to Florence
Spring is famous for sun-ripened strawberries turned into decedent gelato. Stop by Gelateria Santa Trinita (Piazza de’ Frescobaldi, 11-12r) to get the best gelato in Florence. Take your scoop over to the Santa Trinita Bridge for an epic photo opportunity while enjoying a true Spring treasure, 100% natural Gelato made with fresh strawberries.
Stop to Smell the Roses and Irises
Florence offers two spectacular flower gardens. Stop by at Il Giardino delle Rose (Viale Giuseppe Poggi, 2) or Il Giardino dell’Iris (Piazzale Michelangelo – Balcone Est) to see over 1,000 varieties of these magnificent flowers. The gardens are close to Piazzale Michelangelo, with incredible views of Florence. Yet another prime photo opportunity.
End Your Day with La Citè
With all the activity of a perfect day in Florence, try winding down at La Citè (Borgo San Frediano, 20-red), a library bar. Check out vintage couches, comfortable chairs, free wifi, and organic red wine. Be sure to find the bookshelf with a secret revolving door as the bathroom is housed behind that shelf! Each night offers an event so check out their line-up of concerts, readings, and presentations before heading back to your luxury apartment.
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