Florence is one of the most historic and beautiful cities in Italy with a number of spectacular scenes and sights. Florence is a great city, and just like most cities of conscious business owners, you can spend an eco-friendly or sustainable weekend here. 

For every vacation, your needs would include great options for shelter, food, shopping, and also a good sport for recreation. This article provides great ideas to help you make the right choice and experience a memorable vacation the sustainable way in Florence


To Sleep

Eco Urban B&B - €€

This is a six-room hotel located at the heart of Florence; eco consciously styled for comfort, a perfect choice to relax while being in sync with nature.

At Eco Urban B&B, sustainability is the choice. From Breakfast and guests' courtesy kits, which are all made with organic ingredients, to the use of recycled wood furniture made by local artisans, for the hotel, sustainability is constantly put. First, side by side comfort as every room has a soul with a distinct style. 

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AddressVia Fiume, 5, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Phone: +39 055 280811
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FH55 Grand Hotel Mediterraneo - €€

Another hotel established to give you comfort in sustainable conditions and environment, Grand Hotel Mediterraneo located on the Lungarni is easily the largest hotel in Florence, with 327 guest rooms and other great facilities.

The hotel shows great responsibility towards its guests and the environment. Waste reduction and recycling are actively practised just as 'green services' such as bike rental are also promoted. Be it for business trips or leisure stays; Grand Hotel Mediterraneo is an ideal choice.

Address: Lungarno del Tempio, 44, 50121 Firenze FI, Italy
Phone: +39055660241
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To Eat

Carduccio - €€

At Carduccio, you can enjoy sumptuous, healthy, and sustainable meals made from the finest ingredients, from farm to table, as they believe that good health is directly connected to good food, which comes from 'earth-friendly' agricultural practices and eventually, produces.

Enjoy the luxury of having organic and biodynamic fruits, cold-pressed juices, vegetables, salads, soups, pastries, and other fresh dishes in a cosy organic living room. Interesting right? It only gets better. You can also shop for your daily groceries in Carduccio. Local, organic, biodynamic, and sustainable products.

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Address: Sdrucciolo de' Pitti, 10 R, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
Phone: +390552382070
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Floret at La Terrazza - €€

Floret at La Terrazza promises you a contemporary culinary experience, seasonal dishes made from combining local, organic ingredients with flavours from around the world. You eat at peace, knowing that every ingredient has been carefully selected and locally sourced for a chemical-free, sustainable, and balanced plant-forward menu. A finishing touch to this great experience is the contemporary furnishing, which brings a natural aesthetic ambience. Everything is perfect. 

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Address: Via Roma, 19/21/1° piano, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Phone: +39055295924
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Il Desco Bistrot - €€

Indeed, Il Desco Bistrot features Sustainability and Flavour in the centre of Florence. This organic restaurant specializes in vegetarian and gluten-free food, providing seasonal, authentic (farm to table) yet tasty cuisine which stems from history. Products used are grown in the Florentine hills, just like other ingredients and materials are locally sourced. 

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Address: Via Camillo Cavour, 27, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy
Phone: +39 055 288330
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To Shop

Mio Concept Store - €€

Talk eco-friendly, vegan, and biodegradable earrings, eyewear, rings, handbags, and accessories, talk Mio Concept Store. This is a concept store like no other, which houses a gallery. On display are original street art, environmentally conscious gifts, and even more.

These mostly handmade accessories are produced sustainably only from recycled material, designed uniquely for style, durability, and comfort.

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Address: Via della Spada, 34R, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Phone: +390552645543
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Tiche - €€

Tiche clothing is a sustainable womenswear brand where every piece is made thoughtfully with high-quality, leftover materials from the production of luxury brands near Florence refined naturally through human contact. At Tiche, every woman is important.

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Address: Via S. Zanobi, 122R, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy
Phone: +39055210014
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To Do

Bike Florence & Tuscany Day Tours - €

This tour service promises you an insightful and fun exploration of Florence. Their bikes are of great quality and designed for easy pedalling; you get to have this experience with their lively, funny, sufficiently knowledgeable yet professional guides, plus the flexibility of the service as options can be customized to your needs.

Address: Via Luigi Galvani, 1, 50131 Firenze FI, Italy
Phone: +393409666540
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Florence Tours - Enjoy Biking - €

This tour service includes walking and biking tours. Discover the historic enchantment of the city alongside gems such as Uffizi Gallery, Duomo, and Academia.

The options incorporated in this service give room for lots of fun, like exploring Florence at night. Imagine chasing the sunset!

Address: Via Camillo Cavour, 21R, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy
Phone: +393280598781
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Florence is indeed a great place to experience a weekend vacation in a sustainable way. Using the tips in this article can even make your next vacation much more enjoyable.