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  • Top Reasons to Go

    Galleria degli Uffizi: Italian Renaissance art doesn't get much better than this vast collection bequeathed to the city by the last Medici, Anna... Read more

  • Florence Through the Ages

    Guelph vs. Ghibelline. Though Florence can lay claim to a modest importance in the ancient world, it didn't come into its own until the Middle... Read more

  • Girolamo Savonarola: Florence's Friar

    One of the most striking figures of Renaissance Florence was Girolamo Savonarola, a Dominican friar who, for a moment, captured the spiritual... Read more

  • Meet the Medici

    The Medici were the dominant family of Renaissance Florence, wielding political power and financing some of the world's greatest art. You'll see... Read more

  • Florence's Gelato and Pastry Shops

    Sweet-lovers have a bounty of gelato and pastry shops to choose from in Florence. Read more

  • Salumerie

    Salumerie, specialty food shops similar to delis, are strong on fine fresh ingredients such as meats and cheeses. They're great places to assemble a... Read more

  • Italian Tripe

    While in Florence, those with a sense of culinary adventure should seek out a tripe sandwich, which is just about as revered by local gourmands as... Read more

  • Florence's Wine Bars

    Wine bars are found all over Florence, and most of them have light fare as well as lengthy wine lists—perfect places for lunch or dinner. Many are... Read more

  • Gardens Around Florence

    Like any well-heeled Florentine, you, too, can get away from Florence's hustle and bustle by heading for the hills. Take a break from city... Read more

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