Florence Travel Tips
The cultural and historical impact of Florence is overwhelming. Cradle of the Renaissance and home of Machiavelli, Michelangelo and the Medici, the city seems unfairly over-blessed with art, culture and history.
Its striking buildings, formidable galleries and treasure-crammed churches attest to the Florentine love of display. Even long after it had set on the political and economic horizon, Florence upheld its elegant appearance: its skyline, all russet rooftops and lofty domes, is indeed picturesque.
Florence has come to maintain its rich cultural history amidst the hustle and bustle of modernity. Despite being one of Italy's largest cities, Florence has remained to be a symbol of the Renaissance ...
So much can be said for Rome and the surrounding south of Italy. But those who would sing the praises of its cobbled alleyways, ancient aqueducts, and bustling air of Italian joie-de-vivre, can ...
It's no wonder why Florence is one of Europe's most walkable cities; setting out on foot through the compact medieval streets, you can reach many of Florence's most popular attractions. After all the ...
The world is brimming with spectacular attractions but when it comes to city sightseeing, you’ll likely have to jostle with crowds of other tourists to check out the principal sights. Particularly ...
Italians are known for their food, and each province has its specialties. But Florence is widely hailed for its Tuscan-style cuisine, seemingly sent from Heaven itself. And while eating out is a ...
From picturesque farmhouses to auburn sunsets, Tuscany is one of the most romantic and visually seductive areas of the world. The pomp surrounding this region isn't pomp, but rather well earned ...
Few European cities live as harmoniously with their past as Siena. This most beloved of Tuscany’s hilltop settlements preserves its medieval layout, focusing on the unique crooked half-moon Piazza ...
It’s more than one year that we are waiting for this moment…now it seems that we are really close to that! I’m talking about a dream that is becoming true, a unique museum card that allows the ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, July 2012
Celebrating their 400th anniversary this year, the pharmacy at Santa Maria Novella church in Florence is clearly something special.
The first thing you notice when entering is the heavenly scent. ...
Written by Florence Expert: Elisa, Italy, June 2012
For the past 10 years, Elisa Acciai has been working in the tourism
industry, both as a Concierge at 4-5 star hotels and now as a private Florence guide
– her dream job. As a native Florentine, ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, March 2012
Is the Accademia Gallery worth it? There’s the Uffizi which frankly has a bigger and better collection, there’s the replica of Michelangelo’s David standing in its original location in the ...
Written by Jessica, USA, August 2012
The words “happy hour” can be music to the ears of any budget traveler,
but everyone knows things sound better in Italian. Yes, you might see
the occasional sign in English declaring a bar has a ...
Written by Florence Expert: Elena, Italy, March 2012
From the wonderful terrace offered by the Ponte Vecchio , looking downstream you can admire one of the most beautiful and elegant Italian bridges: the Bridge of Santa Trinita. Dedicated to the Holy ...
Written by Liguria Expert: Loredana, March 2012
The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. Cinque Terre means Five Lands and comprises of the ...
Written by Jessica, USA, November 2012
Whether or not you’re a serious opera aficionado, you’re probably familiar with Italy ‘s
prominence when it comes to the opera world. Many of the world’s most
famous opera composers came from ...
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