• Carry Florence in your pocket
  • Full color
  • Includes 11" x 20" foldout color map
  • Condensed and easy to use

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What's Included

In Rick Steves Pocket Florence you'll find only the best of Florence — admittedly a tough call! The core of this book is five self-guided walks and tours that zero in on Florence's greatest sights and neighborhoods; the rest of the book is a traveler's tool kit:​​

  • Practicalities
    • Advice on planning your time and avoiding lines
    • ​Getting around Florence by bus and taxi
    • Basic tips on shopping, nightlife, managing money, communicating, reserving rooms, handling emergencies, and other helpful hints
  • Self-guided "Renaissance Walk"
  • Self-guided tours
    • Accademia (with Michelangelo's David)
    • Uffizi Gallery
    • Bargello
    • Duomo Museum
  • More great sights: Descriptions, ratings, hours, and prices of Florence's other top attractions, from Santa Croce Church to the Medici Chapels to the Pitti Palace, and beyond
  • Where to stay: Condensed listings for recommended hotels in easy-to-browse tables
  • Where to eat: Condensed listings for recommended cafés and restaurants in easy-to-browse tables
  • And more
    • Handy, full-color, 11" x 20" foldout map: Florence and its historic core on one side; on the other: greater Florence, along with larger maps of Tuscany and the heart of Tuscany
    • More full-color maps of Florence's neighborhoods and floor plans of museums and churches
    • Handy Italian survival phrases

Product Details

Author(s): Rick Steves & Gene Openshaw
Dimensions: 6" x 4 ½" x ½"
Weight: 8 oz
Pages: 189
Publication date: August 2023 (5th edition)
Next edition arrives: December 2025

Is This the Right Book for Me?

What's the difference between this Pocket guide and Rick's Florence & Tuscany guidebook?

Rick Steves Pocket Florence works best for people taking a short trip, or perhaps a return trip, to Florence. Like our other Pocket guides, Pocket Florence is smaller than the complete guidebook (and in full color), but still offers our best sightseeing advice, a handful of self-guided city walks and museum tours, and a foldout map.

For travelers who want to delve deep into Florence, or travel elsewhere in Tuscany, the full-size Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany guidebook is a better option. It offers complete chapters for plenty more Tuscan destinations, as well as more substantial (and more frequently updated) advice on Florence itself: practicalities, sightseeing, self-guided tours, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, kids' activities, and the city's history and culture.

Updates and Feedback

Latest updates: When we learn of critical changes to the information in our guidebooks on Italy, we post them. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you're set for a great trip!

Submit feedback: Once you've used this book in Europe, we'd love to hear your feedback — good or bad — about our advice on sights, hotels, restaurants, and travel tips. We're also interested in any tips or discoveries you made while in Europe. Your comments help us improve our guidebooks for future travelers.