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Best Things To Do in Florence Italy

A Florentine Love Affair: Best Things to do in Florence, Italy If you haven’t been to Florence, you haven’t been to Italy. It’s that simple. The “Athens of the Middle Ages”, Florence was once one of the world’s most important cities during the medieval times. It was the crux of several trade routes, bustling with …

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Florence Museums: Powering Through Five Museums in a Day

Florence Museums: Powering Through Five Museums in a Day Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and the city is packed with museums and fun things to do. But on a trip with our two middle schoolers, for whom Renaissance art meant very little, we settled on a model any visitor can use to achieve …

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Eat, Pray, Love Florence: Florence’s Sacred Sites

  Duly fueled after sating myself with great Florentine food, I now take a day to explore Florence’s sacred sites, notably its many beautiful churches. The traditional subdivision of Florence into four sectors—Santa Maria Novella, San Giovanni, Santa Croce, and Santo Spirito—dates to the 14th century, with each quarter presided over by its own major …

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Best Restaurants in Florence – Eat, Pray, Love in Florence

Best Restaurants in Florence Disembarking the train at Florence’s Stazione di Santa Maria Novella, I resolve to make the most of my just three days in Florence to get my “Eat Pray Love” groove on—preferably without busting my budget. After a lovely week of hiking The Veneto, the Italian countryside north of Venice, reaching Florence …

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Climbing the 463 Steps of Florence’s Duomo

Plan Your Visit To The Florence Duomo During my recent trip to Florence, Italy, my girlfriend Kristin and I decided to do something we’d never done before: visit the top of the Florence Duomo. Every Italian city has a duomo. Though there is no English equivalent, to define duomo is easy enough: it is the …

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