Solo Female Travel in Florence

Located in the heart of Italy's picturesque Tuscany region, Florence is a cultural hub known for its profound artistic and architectural heritage. Renowned as the birthplace of the Renaissance, this captivating city is filled with countless masterpieces of art and architecture. It's home to iconic structures such as the Florence Cathedral with its distinctive red-tiled dome, the awe-inspiring Palazzo Vecchio, and the Uffizi Gallery, which houses invaluable works from the likes of Botticelli, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Art overlays the city’s every cobblestone and wafts from its rustic Italian cuisine - a testament to its world-class gastronomy. Combining its rich historical legacy with vibrant Italian culture, Florence is truly a gem that enchants and stimulates the senses at every turn.

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Is Florence good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

Florence is generally safe for solo female travelers. As a city brimming with arts, cultures, and rich history, it generally provides a secure and welcoming environment for hesitant lone travelers. Though, like any other city, it's important to be vigilant and keep personal belongings close, particularly in crowded tourist spots. It is advised to avoid walking alone at night in less crowded and poorly lit areas. Do take standard precautions, but overall, your experience should be relatively trouble-free.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Florence is manageable to get around, thanks to its compact design and walkability. Key attractions such as the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, and Piazza della Signoria are all within comfortable walking distance. Buses and trams cover wider areas, and the city is quite safe, but some areas can be crowded, particularly during peak tourist season.
Things to do:

Things to do:Fascinating

Florence, is a powerhouse of artistic richness, making it an ideal destination for cultural and history enthusiasts. The city packs a punch in terms of things to do and activities. Here, you'll be rewarded by works of art at every corner, be it the intricate mosaics of Santa Maria del Fiore, or stunning masterpieces by greats like Michelangelo and Leonardo in various museums. Aside from the high-profile art, Florence offers unique experiences like leather-making workshops, local cooking classes, and idyllic walks amidst Tuscan vineyards. Don't forget to add relaxing along the Arno River, exploring the bustling San Lorenzo market, or venturing into the rolling hills of the scenic countryside. Lastly, the local food and wine scene is just phenomenal!
Food:

Food:Excellent

Florence is an absolute treasure trove when it comes to food. Every corner of the city offers diverse and unique gastronomic delights that range from authentic Florentine steaks to Tuscan pasta dishes. Sweet lovers will find the gelato irresistible, while wine enthusiasts can relish local Chianti. Street food options are also plentiful and tasty, ensuring that even casual dining experiences are memorable. The versatility of Tuscan cuisine guarantees a culinary journey that both traditional and adventurous eaters will appreciate.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

Florence can be considered moderately budget-friendly. While there are opportunities to save money such as staying in hostels, choosing affordable dining options or enjoying free sights, overall, Florence is a popular tourist destination, making it more expensive than other Italian cities. Entry fees to major attractions such as the Uffizi Gallery or the Duomo can add up. However, with careful planning and a flexible itinerary, Florence can be enjoyed on a moderate budget.

Is Florence worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 27 experiences

Things to do

4.5/5

Safety

4.5/5

Food

4.6/5

Budget-friendly

3.4/5

Group travel experience

I felt safe in Florence because there are a lot of tourists but because of that you have to be aware that there are a lot of pick pockets, you have to take care of your personal things, if you go out at night be careful and try to stay alert

Posted: May 6, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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Couple travel experience

We were safe. Expirience Florence by walking at evening, it is totaly different from daylight, verry romantic. Food is meat and stake, no vegan or vegetatian. Darling you are in Florence- steak is our food- that is what they say😂 We spend 2 days in Florence, it was about 100€ for stay at pansion. After we took car and go around Tuscany.

Posted: April 16, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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Couple travel experience

Wonderful city. Felt safe walking around, evening in the evenings. Plenty to see just by walking around. Lots a pubs and cafe’s where people are friendly and conversations started. Probably my favorite city we visited during our 4 weeks in Italy. I would go back as a solo traveler and feel completely safe and welcome.

Posted: March 30, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Aslı

Aslı

Italy

Solo travel experience

It was quite safe to travel in florence. The food was really delicious I wish I can stay more. But I will go that place amd visit again. It is not a cheap city but you can eat a lot top. Boboli garden was such a dream. Everybody should visit

Posted: March 21, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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Elina

Elina

Russia

Family travel experience

Amazing trip to Florence with my family. We have visit the Boboli Garden and Costume Gallery. The steakhouse was pretty good. We enjoyed it! There were too much people and we felt ourselves a little bit uncomfortable because of it, but nevertheless everything was brilliant

Posted: February 18, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I felt safe most of the time in Florence! The locals are very friendly and willing to help you! Even if you can’t speak a lot of Italian, English is widely spoken! I really loved the Uffizi gallery, and I recommend getting cumulative tickets for the bargello museums and the Brunelleschi pass for climbing the dome and bell tower! My advice is to avoid the restaurants that advertise in English if you want to find the local places! The food is absolutely amazing and typically the wine is amazing (even the house wine). The city is incredibly walkable, and there is a train station that connects you to many of the main places in Italy! There’s also buses that you can buy cheap tickets for at small stalls around the city!

Posted: February 9, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

I stayed at a hostel, it was a bit expensive for what it was. No breakfast, no cooking plates, no common areas except the kitchen and poor quality wifi. I recommend Piazzale Michelangelo which gives a beautiful view of the city, as well as the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral which is magnificent. Otherwise the city is very touristy and it can be a little stuffy sometimes.

Posted: February 2, 2024Experienced: January, 2024
Things to do: 3/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 3/5
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Solo travel experience

I felt very safe walking around Florence, even at night. It was so lovely and not crowded at all. You can walk mostly everywhere you want to get to. So many lovely restaurants and bars as well. S stayed in a 4 star hotel and got a very good deal on booking.com. I arrived by train and left by train as I am travelling on a interail pass.

Posted: January 20, 2024Experienced: January, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Couple travel experience

For some time, I couldn’t decide which was my favourite between Venice and Florence. But because I had the best combination of experiences i.e. food, views, museums, attractions, etc. here, I have to say Florence. Definitely going back. 💕

Posted: January 18, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Fanni

Fanni

Hungary

Solo travel experience

I had an amazing time! Great city to stroll around and enjoy in the spring or fall, it's Italy so the food is 10/10 of course and I met some really nice people there too! 100% would recommend for a solo trip where you want to enjoy slow living and architecture!

Posted: December 16, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Florence safe for women?

Safety rating

3.4 /5

Based on 6 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.3 /5

Based on 6 experiences

Laura

Laura

Very beautiful place. Have lived here for 2 months so far and haven’t had any bad experiences. Public transport is easy and it’s a very walkable city. I definitely would advise to look after your purse or bag though as anywhere in italy is known to have pickpocketers.

Posted: June 17, 2024
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Most of the time, you'll be safe but someone with bad intentions could take advantage of you if you appear lost or drunk. In the crowded areas in the city centre there could be some pickpocket. During the night avoid railway station area and narrow and dark alleys. Cascine park only during the day.

Posted: June 3, 2024
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Meet locals in Florence

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Laura

Laura

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Hey, I’m Laura and am currently a 19 year old solo traveler. I’m currently au pairing/ living In Florence Italy. I would love to explore the world but am also on a budget as I didn’t have a lot of time to save. Would love to meet you guys :)

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Local tips

Florence is a small but charming city, full of art and culture. You can visit it in 4 days, but there are lots of other places to see nearby! You can cross Tuscany in less than 3 hours and it's full of beautiful nature, good food and culture. There are literally so many good restaurants to try, but I recommend cheap "taverna" or "osteria" outside the city center, they have the real Italian food!!😉 It's not expensive if you avoid "tourists traps", but you have to find an accomodation outside the centre, in "Campi Bisenzio" or "Calenzano" for example. They are well connected, with trains every 30 minutes and you'll be in the city centre in 15 minutes. The car is not essential to visit Florence, even because you can't access the city centre with it and parking is expensive. Busses, trains and tram are functional. But if you want to visit Tuscany you'll need a car, especially for places like Chianti and Maremma or the coast. We are a welcoming country, so don't hesitate to ask for more information!!

Posted: October 7, 2023
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Silvia

Florence

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