Where to stay in Florence: BEST 6 areas for all kinds of vibes; Linda Massi; Hostelworld

Trip booked. Looking for where to stay in Florence? Try San Marco for great nightlife or Centro Storico for top sights. Read more on the BEST 6 areas.

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Things to do in Florence | A Complete Florence Travel Guide; Kitt; The Kittchen

A list of all the best things to do in Florence, including historic sites, museums, outdoor activities, restaurants, and side trips.

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Top 6 Walking Tours in Florence; Emmalie Roberts; Europe Up Close

Click here for a list of the top 6 walking tours in Florence, Italy. For history buffs to food connoisseurs find the best tour for you. #florence #florenceitaly #travel #walkingtoursflorence

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Florence: Museums that Won’t Crowd You Out; Debra Smith; GoNOMAD Travel

Florence museums: National Museum of Bargello, Opera Duomo Museum and The Medici Chapels are all worth a visit and not as crowded as the Uffizi Gallery.

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48 Hours in Florence – Food & Drink Travel Guide; Tony Clayton-Lea; TheTaste.ie

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7 great weekend destinations in Europe to suit all tastes; Abi Carter; I Am Expat

Holiday season is nearly upon us, and the time is ripe for a weekend getaway in Europe! Take a look at Abi Carter selection of top destinations for summer 2019.

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Florence: A history; Julie Kracov; CBS News

For centuries the Italian city has been a hub of trade and commerce, and an historic center for art and architecture…

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Sky & Telescope’s 2020 Italy Tour: Astronomy, Science, and La Dolce Vita; Sky & Telescope

Experience all the comfort Rome, Florence, and Padua have to offer while exploring Italy’s pivotal role in the history of astronomy in our new tour.

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Take A Walk Through History In Tuscany; Vissa Venkata Sundar; Outlook India

Even centuries after the renaissance, the gardens and masterpieces from that era have no parallels

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Itineraries in Florence; Visit Florence

Want to know what to see and do in Florence? Here we offers some ideas for discovering Florence’s beauty and history and better plan your holiday in Florence.

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Revisiting Florence: Highlights from a Return Trip 20 Years Later; Dave; Go Backpacking

Dave revisits Florence, Italy 20 years after he parted ways with his best friends during his first backpacking trip in Europe.

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Celebrate the World of Art on a Holland America Line Cruise with Onboard Galleries, Rijksmuseum and EXC Tours; Lauren M; Holland America Line

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Shot Of Duomo Di Firenze, Italy; Filipe Samora; Motion Array

Sunset telephoto shot of the famous Florence Cathedral, also known as Duomo di Firenze, revealing its intricate detail in full glory. Designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, its construction took place between 1296 and 1436. The cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has the largest brick dome ever constructed.

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30 Spectacular Italian Churches To See When In Italy; Sarah Rodrigues; LostWaldo

When it comes to Italian Churches, St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City will, understandably, top the bucket list of many traveling to Italy. However, in a country that’s filled with churches, there are many other places of worship, ranging from the opulent to the humble, to be admired throughout Italy.

Source: 30 Spectacular Italian Churches To See When In Italy – LostWaldo

7 Reasons to Visit Tuscany Right Now; Kate Storm; The Planet D

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Guest writer Kate Storm shares her best reasons everyone should visit Tuscany. We add some of our favourite tips as well! 

There’s a reason that Tuscany tops bucket lists all over the globe (and it’s not just the legendary wine): Tuscany is a region like nowhere else in the world.

Its rolling landscapes, charming hilltop towns, and the gorgeous capital city of Florence are bound to charm just about anyone: this is why you need to visit Tuscany.

#1 Florence

Florence is one of the world’s most treasured cities for art.

Michelangelo, Botticelli, Da Vinci–these names are not only synonymous with Renaissance art, they’re synonymous with Florence itself. Along with dozens of their contemporaries, these incredible artists helped give Florence its nickname as the Cradle of the Renaissance.

They may be long gone, but you don’t have to travel further than Florence to see their work: Michelangelo’s David is housed the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence (which mostly exists just for this piece!), and many of the works of Botticelli and Da Vinci can be admired in Florence’s Uffizi Gallery.

#2 The Food

Tuscan food is unforgettable.

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Unravelling the many charms of Florence; Vissa Venkata Sundar; The Hindu

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Vissa Venkata Sundar wanders through Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, and falls for its many charms

The Duomo

The climb to the top is not for the faint-hearted, but if you manage to negotiate the 463 narrow steps from the inside, you will be greeted with extraordinary views of the city. A sea of terracotta roof tiles spreads across the city’s vista, like a handmade canvas painting.

The orange-tiled Duomo changed the skyline of Florence forever. Designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, and completed in 1436, it is a ground-breaking engineering feat that draws inspiration from the Pantheon. A goldsmith with no formal architectural training, he went on to single-handedly create a brilliant and risky octagonal structure that would become the quintessential symbol of the Renaissance. Brunelleschi received a princely sum of 200 gold florins for his ingenuity and completion of the project.

Santa Maria del Fiore

A walk through a maze of tiny alleys leads you to the cathedral named in honour of Santa Maria del Fiore. The magnificent exteriors of the church, especially the doors, will leave you gasping. It consists of 10 rectangular panels.

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The Fashion Girl’s Guide To Florence, Italy; Erin Nicole; The Zoe Report

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While every inch of Italy is replete with charm, history and, of course, epic culinary offerings, the city of Florence is worthy of adding to your bucket list, pronto. The metropolis’ many offerings are easily accessible given its compact composition of historical architecture, stacked museums, old-school Tuscan fare and trendy restaurants, bars and shops. Plus, the entire city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site—which means much of it has remained unchanged since the days when it served as the centerpiece of the Renaissance—and it’s Gucci’s hometown to boot! All these and more are reasons to book a ticket for 2018. Keep reading for inspiration on what to do once you’ve arrived.

The Fashion Girl’s Guide To Florence

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Italy vs. the tourists; Alexandra Korey; The Florentine

Italy – Historic Centre of Florence

People have been complaining about “the tourists” in Florence for at least a century, but crowds and their behaviour keep getting worse, not better. This year, city administrations are taking action. But is there any way to reverse the trend?

 

November may be rainy here, but it’s a fast walker’s paradise. The streets, devoid of tourists, take back their medieval aura, ringing with the sounds of neighbours exchanging greetings across time-worn windowsills and the clanking of the coffee machine and its cups at the local bar. This is the Florence I fell in love with, and I renew my vows with it each year.

 

Then Easter rolls around and the city once again plays host to millions of people.

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6 Reasons to Visit Florence, Italy; Lori Zaino; The Points Guy

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Florence, Italy, is a picturesque city that’s hailed as being the birthplace of the Renaissance. With an entire historic city center deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site — not to mention a metropolis filled with quaint and romantic hidden spots just waiting to be discovered — this Tuscan paradise is a prime travel destination for many Americans. Here are six reasons why you should plan a trip to one of our favorite cities in the world.

1. The River

Strolling along the river in many cities is a lovely experience, but the riverfront in Florence has an ethereal quality to it, setting the vibe for the entire city — you might say the Arno River breathes life into Florence.

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From volcanoes to cathedrals, explore the world – one UNESCO site at a time; Scott McMurren; Alaska Dispatch News

Italy – Historic Centre of Florence

Are you ready to explore nature? It’s something of an official pastime in Alaska, particularly in the summer.

Alaskans, though, are a curious lot — even beyond hiking up one more hill or rafting down one more river. It’s a big world “Outside” and learning about a region’s cultural heritage helps bring us closer to the people who live there. That’s part of the mission behind the United Nations’ educational, scientific and cultural organization, or UNESCO, World Heritage sites.

There are more than 1,000 designated sites around the world, divided into natural sites and cultural sites. If you are looking for an “ultimate bucket list” for travel destinations, this might be a good place to start.

Alaska only has one designated site, but it’s a doozy. In fact, the site spans the border into Canada.

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