Home to the greatest blaze of art the world has ever seen.


Dour and medieval on the outside, Florence is so steeped in the fabulous Renaissance that it's easy to forget she's actually a rather stylish little kitten.  

Stilettos + cobbled streets = broken ankles.

The best times to visit are early spring and late autumn; July roasts and the city heaves; August most of the city shuts and the coachload legions arrive en masse.

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How to do Florence in Style

From romantic country villas to foodie forays and shopping like a pro, here’s how to make the most of the ravishing Renaissance city.

You will need the following Italian phrase...

Per favore / Grazie / Prego : 

Please / Ta / You’re welcome