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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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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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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

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How to Buy Duomo Florence Tickets: Climb the Florence Cathedral

Florentines waited 140 years for the Florence cathedral to be finished, but once it was finished it became the city’s defining landmark. When thinking of Firenze, it's a huge dome the color of burnt sienna that first comes to mind. Il Duomo (as Santa Maria del Fiore is popularly called) is one of the most… Continue reading How to Buy Duomo Florence Tickets: Climb the Florence Cathedral

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Galileo Museum—Florence, Italy

Think of Florence and great Renaissance artists jump to mind—Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael (also Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), but the Renaissance encouraged scientific exploration, too. A fun place to see this aspect of the era is the Galileo Museum (Museo Galileo) on the Arno River just a little ways down from the famed Ponte Vecchio.… Continue reading Galileo Museum—Florence, Italy