October City Breaks – Florence

Posted on October 9, 2018 in Italy Holidays by Ian Davis Tags:

October is a perfect month for a relaxing and pleasant city break in Florence. In autumn you can visit the city’s attractions with lesser crowds, so we bet that you would enjoy your stay even more! Forget the often unbearable heat of Italian summer and enjoy long and uplifting strolls in Florence! This is where we recommend you to go:The Boboli Gardens

8.15 am – 6.30 pm Tickets: Adults € 7 Concessions Free/€ 3.50


These lush gardens rise behind the Pitti Palace, the former residence of the Medici family and of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. They are one of the earliest examples of the Italian Garden and they inspired many other court gardens around Europe. Surprisingly large and sumptuous, the Boboli Gardens can be considered an open-air museum by all means. Here you will walk among fountains, Renaissance statues and carefully selected plants. The Boboli Gardens are particularly enchanting when they wear autumn’s earthy colours, so we strongly recommend you take a promenade here!

View of Florence

The Boboli Gardens are very close to Florence’s famous Ponte Vecchio and so is Hotel degli Orafi, right on the other side of the river. This hotel is in one of the most perfect locations in town, right on the Arno riverside and with lovely views. The degli Orafi actually hides a precious gem: Room 414, which has a private terrace facing the river Arno and the close-by Ponte Vecchio. This room was featured in the Oscar winning film ‘Room with a view’ by James Ivory! The hotel building is a former Augustinian convent and the breakfast room has original frescoes covering the vaulted ceiling.

Remember that with us you can also pre-book your museum tickets! Skip the queue at the Uffizi Gallery with our priority entrance tickets and 2 hour guided tour for £30. And being in Tuscany in October you simply cannot miss the opportunity to enjoy our Chianti Afternoon for £36. It is wine grape harvest season now in Italy, or, as Italians say, ‘vendemmia’. This is the most interesting time of the year to visit the Chianti wine region, so you absolutely shouldn’t miss this chance!