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Florence Travel Guide

Florence Top Experiences

Want to learn more about Florence? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Florence's Gelato and Pastry Shops

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



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


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...


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...

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