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Things to Do in Florence: Shopping

Shopping in Florence is a historian's delight. Artisans practice crafts perfected over centuries. You can stop by their workshops and see them in action. At numerous markets throughout the city, vendors honor their city's past selling at outdoor stalls as merchants did long ago. Stores that have been around for ages offer timeless treasures. Shopkeepers… Continue reading Things to Do in Florence: Shopping

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A Perfect Tuscany Village: Siena, Italy

Siena lies in the heart of Tuscany, not too far from its historical archrival, Florence. Although the two Tuscan towns are only about an hour’s drive apart, there is still a large psychological gulf between them—with travelers generally visiting one over the other. When I talked about going to Florence for the first time, I… Continue reading A Perfect Tuscany Village: Siena, Italy

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The Uffizi Gallery: Tickets & More in Florence, Italy

If you’ve been researching things to do in Florence, you’ve likely heard of the famous galleria there and the (perhaps more infamous) line to get in. There is a reason for a line at this world-renowned art museum—it is just that good. It is so spectacular that I have a yearly pass for it…and I… Continue reading The Uffizi Gallery: Tickets & More in Florence, Italy

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Best Restaurants in Florence, Italy 2018

I dined at a new “Italian” restaurant in my hometown. Supporters of it touted its “authenticity” on Facebook. I’m always skeptical when people claim that something is “authentic” Italian. Have they been to Italy? If so, have they immersed themselves enough in the culture to ascertain legitimacy? Do they mean it’s authentic Italian or Italian-American?… Continue reading Best Restaurants in Florence, Italy 2018

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Things to Do in Florence: ‘Hidden Florence’ Walks

On our most recent trip to Florence, Jon and I had the fun of using an app called Hidden Florence to take guided walks throughout the city. This great technology really heightened our sightseeing! The app takes one on a historical adventure of Florence attractions across the city. The guide, Giovanni, is a 1490s wool… Continue reading Things to Do in Florence: ‘Hidden Florence’ Walks