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Best Restaurants in Florence, Italy 2019

Just thinking about eating the Tuscan food found in Florence, Italy gets my mouth watering. The regional dishes served there are worth replacing my fitted wardrobe with sweatpants and oversized shirts. Florence is—without a doubt—my favorite food city in the world! Since I was a child, Italian cuisine has been my favorite and no matter… Continue reading Best Restaurants in Florence, Italy 2019

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The Best Churches in Florence, Italy

Seeing art where it was first meant to shine—in situ—is a moving experience. In Italy, many of the greatest works of art were designed for churches. Rich patrons, to show off their beneficence…and wealth, funded artists to fresco chapels, design tombs, create altarpieces, and adorn churches in ecclesiastical splendor. One of my favorite things to… Continue reading The Best Churches in Florence, Italy

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Things to Do in Florence: Museo San Marco

Travel reminds us how small the world really is. We’ve had numerous encounters where we met people from our home state or local area. I once even ran into my college’s Vice-President of Finance in a bathroom at the vast complex that is the Vatican Museums! But the best of these happenstances occurred when a… Continue reading Things to Do in Florence: Museo San Marco

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Delicious Florence Food Tour with the Tour Guy

We met our guide, Elena, by  the statue of Cosimo I on the civic heart of Florence, Piazza della Signoria. With Palazzo Vecchio (city hall) in all its rusticated glory towering near us, we waited for our Florence food tour group to gather. The historic piazza had seen celebrations, executions, and other public events over… Continue reading Delicious Florence Food Tour with the Tour Guy

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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