Exterior of the Pitti Palace

Museums in the Pitti Palace

Florence’s imposing Pitti Palace was built in the 15th century as a home for the ruling Medici family. Today, it is home to seven different museums – not including the museum piece of a garden behind the building.

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April 1, 2015 by
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View of the Ponte Vecchio from the Uffizi

VIP Florence: Breakfast at the Uffizi

In Florence, one of the must-see attractions is the marvelous art collection inside the Uffizi Gallery. The long line that often snakes out the front door is a testament to how popular the gallery is. If you plan ahead, however, you can not only avoid waiting in that line, you can get in before the doors open to the general public – and you can have breakfast inside to boot.

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March 18, 2015 by
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Day Trip from Florence to Arezzo

Arezzo's Piazza Grande

There are so many great day trip options from Florence that it’s easy to get away from the usual offerings of Pisa or Siena. In less than an hour, for instance, you can be in the pretty (and wealthy) city of Arezzo.

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March 4, 2015 by
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Evening Tours of the Uffizi

Uffizi Gallery at night

Almost everyone headed for Florence has a visit to the Uffizi Gallery on the itinerary. Even if you’re not an art aficionado, it’s the kind of gallery you can’t miss. Depending on when you’re in Florence, however, you may be able to add an unexpected twist to your Uffizi stop by touring the gallery at night.

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February 4, 2015 by
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Learn Italian on a Florence Walking Tour

See the sights & learn some Italian on a Florence walking tour

Even with the best intentions to learn Italian before you get to Florence, it’s hard to actually get a feel for realistically using the language in everyday situations. That’s why it can be helpful to combine an Italian lesson with a walking tour.

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January 28, 2015 by
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Save 10% on Italy Tours Through April 2, 2015

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January 18, 2015 by
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Visit Venice on a Day Trip from Florence

See the highlights of Venice on a day trip from Florence

Usually, when you consider day trip options, you look at places that are close to your home base. With Italy’s high-speed rail system, however, you can branch out a bit further – such as taking a day trip to Venice from Florence.

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January 7, 2015 by
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Tuscany From Above: Day Trips From Florence

Soar over Florence and see it from a whole new perspective

There are so many reasons to love Florence, from its world famous art to its delicious food, and after awhile if you need a break from all that “city” you can easily get into the Tuscan countryside. To really get a sense of the big picture of Tuscany, however, you’ll need to take the air to see Tuscany from above.

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December 3, 2014 by
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Dine at a Renaissance Court in Florence

Renaissance court life in Florence

Sometimes going on a trip to Italy means looking at the past through the lens of the present – gazing over Roman ruins and trying to imagine what life was like so many centuries ago. And sometimes you can pretend you’re back in time, in a small way and for a short while, letting your imagination come to life. That’s just what you can do at a Renaissance court banquet in Florence.

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November 12, 2014 by
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Accademia Treasures (Besides the David)

Michelangelo "Prisoners" line the hall

Most of us know that when we visit Florence, one must-see is Michelangelo’s exquisite “David” in the Accademia Gallery. What many people don’t realize is that the Accademia holds other treasures, as well. In other words, don’t plan to just make a beeline for David and then back out again. Here are some of the reasons to stop and look around awhile longer.

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November 5, 2014 by
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