3 Museums that reveal Florence’s history

If you like discovering all about Florence’s history, its local stories and whispered secrets, then you’ll love these three museums: the glorious Palazzo Vecchio, the touching Innocenti Museum, and the intimate and well-preserved Palazzo Davanzati. These museums may be less well-known than the Uffizi and the Accademia. but they are still compelling places for anyone… Read more »

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Christmas in Florence. Top 6 things to do

Christmas in Florence is festive treat, thanks to a spectacular light festival, and plenty of festive decorations and events. From the huge Christmas tree and nativity scene in Piazza Duomo, the Christmas Market in Piazza Santa Croce and plenty of shopping opportunities… Here’s a list of our favourite things to do at this sparkling and… Read more »

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Free attractions in Florence for art enthusiasts

There’s no shortage of free attractions in Florence art lovers can enjoy. Here’s how you can see beautiful art in Florence without spending a penny. First we should mention that ticket prices in Florence are relatively cheap compared to other European destinations. The most expensive attractions are the Cathedral Complex (18 euros) and the Uffizi Gallery… Read more »

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My secret Florence – Hidden gems in the city of the Renaissance

Florence is full of hidden gems. Special squares, local restaurants, and authentic markets that’ll give you a glimpse of the real Florence. These are places that aren’t on the well-trodden tourist trail, and are all the more memorable because of it. After years spent exploring the city’s many secret wonders, I have a list of… Read more »

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Best things to do in Florence in 2018

When visiting Florence this year, don’t just follow the crowds. Discover a more authentic side of the city, with this list of the best things to do in Florence in 2018. Explore the hip San Frediano neighbourhood, take a free tour of Florence, explore the fascinating Medici palaces, discover an unusual museum. And get the chance… Read more »

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What to do in Florence – 20 Ways to experience the real Florence

Find out about what to do in Florence during your stay. Here are 20 ways to experience the real Florence, including quintessential sights and food you absolutely have to try. If you want to live Florence while you’re there, these are the things you absolutely have to do. What to do in Florence – Best… Read more »

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Florence in May – Festivals, events and best gardens to visit

Florence in May offer up some colourful possibilities to the curious visitor. There are beautiful gardens and villas to explore, flower festivals and a flag-throwing competition to be seen, and a whole event dedicated to the humble cricket. The temperatures are rising in May, so you can enjoy the chance to spend some time outside…. Read more »

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Bardini Garden in Florence. Glorious views and old time charm

When you walk up to the Bardini Garden in Florence, you enter a peaceful world of stunning vistas and old time charm. A vast garden full of architectural delights and quiet shady corners, it is the perfect tonic for the weary tourist. Bardini Garden – A garden with a view over Florence The Bardini Garden… Read more »

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The most beautiful squares in Florence

The squares in Florence are the beautiful breathing places of the city. These great squares are flanked by amazing palaces and churches, embellished with statues and fountains, and lively with markets and open air cafes. From the historical heart of Florence’s Piazza Signoria to the students’ favourite Santo Spirito and dazzling Santa Croce, these are… Read more »

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San Frediano district. Home to the coolest bars in Florence

Never mind the Renaissance. Florence is fast becoming an international capital of cool. This thanks to its hip and happening San Frediano neighbourhood, south of the river Arno. Situated in the Oltrarno around Borgo San Frediano, this previously down-at-heel area is now dotted with hip bars and cool restaurants decked out in contemporary chic. So much so that… Read more »

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