20 Best City Breaks in the World

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Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Into art? There’s nowhere better to take a break than Tuscany’s culture-packed capital. Florence can boast masterpieces galore — from Michelangelo’s David to important works by Botticelli, da Vinci and innumerable others.

With so much to see, you’ll struggle to fit it all into a single visit. It’s no surprise then that, having spent time in Florence, most tourists return time and time again.

It’s not just about the art, either. Florence’s architecture astounds, this a place both medieval and marvellous, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a destination that draws millions of international visitors on an annual basis. It can be crowded, but this is a small price to pay.

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Romantic and remarkable, Florence’s top sights include the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio and the always-popular Duomo. Prefer to hit the shops? This Tuscan treasure is also a world-renowned fashion capital — with high-end stores and boutiques beckoning those with expensive tastes.