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The History of Porcellino: Things to Do in Florence

A blog about the history of the Porcellino statue in Florence, Italy--the famed bronze boar fountain.

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Things to Do in Florence—the Museo Horne

If you're looking for a great thing to do in Florence, visit the Museo Horne. With artistic treasures in a stately small palazzo, the museum is truly magnificent.

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Florence Must-See…Ponte Vecchio Bridge

The Arno River cuts through Florence, dividing the historic center of the Italian city from the less-touristy Oltrarno side. For centuries, trade along the river fueled Florence’s commerce and, thus, its prosperity. Beautiful bridges, including one designed by Ammannati (with Michelangelo’s help perhaps), crossing the river were designed in a manner fitting the waterway's importance.… Continue reading Florence Must-See…Ponte Vecchio Bridge

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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