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Florence, Italy: cradle of the Renaissance

Florence's museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. The most popular and important sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia. The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are veritable art galleries, and the library of San Lorenzo is a magnificent exhibition of Michelangelo's architectural genius. Wander some of the oldest streets in the city until you reach the Arno River, cross the Ponte Vecchio, and experience the "newest" area of Florence, the Oltrarno. Be sure to set aside time to see the vast and varied art collection housed in the Pitti Palace. When you grow weary of museums and monuments, head outdoors. Spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of Florence, Italy.

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Special summer opening of the towers, gates and Florentine fortresses

Until a few years ago, anyone staying for the summer or any part of it in Florence was practically doomed to suffer the heat and - above all - some boredom. There was a lack of ideas for activities and entertainment in the city. Fortunately, something...

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Events in Florence in August

Let the magic of Florence enthrall you: let yourself be carried away by art expositions and its culinary delights, in the evenings immersed in the surreal atmosphere of the falling stars that often occur in August!

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8 Ways to Enjoy Florence when it is Hot

Aimlessly wandering the summer streets of Florence can prove to be a bit much if you don’t like the heat. These are our top 8 choices for keeping it cool with an organized tour while on holiday in the beautiful Renaissance City.

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Twilight Itineraries: Florence Charm at night

Under the stars and the light of the moon, these 3 itineraries are best enjoyed as a relaxing stroll with no specific goal in mind. The summer sun can burn you out too fast & winter gets dark so fast, but these twilight itineraries can be rewarding and particularly romantic - even on your own.

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Where to find the best gelato in Florence?

There are a lot of gelato shops in Florence, several almost on every block downtown. So where should you head to get the best gelato? Here are our reviews of what we consider are some of the best "gelaterie" in Florence!

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Pools in Florence for Cooling Down in Summer

The summer in Florence could be very warm, so allow yourself a dive into fresh water in one of the pools of Florence open to the public. You don’t need to take the car and drive for miles, close at hand you’ll find these three beautiful pools!

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Accommodation in Florence

When it comes to finding where to stay in Florence, you'll have lots of choices - from luxury hotels to family-run bed and breakfasts to self-catering apartments and independent villa rentals. What is best for your holidays? Take a look at our recommendations & reviews for an idea!

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Book Top Restaurants in Florence

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The Perfect Top 10 Romantic Accommodations

Planning your honeymoon vacation, anniversary or a romantic getaway for two in the dreamy historic center of Florence?  Here is a list of our top ten romantic accommodations in or near the Renaissance City to ensure your time in Florence is full of art and romance.

 

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How to Book Museum Tickets in Florence

Florence attracts millions of visitors every year, and you'll often have to stand in line for hours before entering the Uffizi Gallery or the Accademia. Don't waste time: book your tickets in advance! Make sure to read all of our tips on which ones to book ahead of time and how, and when you don't need to book.

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