Piazza del Duomo

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  The true heart of florence is Piazza del Duomo, home to the the Duomo, Baptistery, and many other historic places in florence like Loggia del Bigallo, Opera del Duomo Museum and the Arcivescovile and Canonici’s palace. Santa Maria del

Florence Bread- Focaccia at Pugi

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Ask any Florentine of where to eat the best focaccia and they will tell you, Pugi’s. Every morning at Pugi’s at 2am they make around 100 kilos of focaccia bread. The recipe, procedure, and temperature is unknown but they did

Christmas Markets in Florence

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  The holidays call for a serious celebration in Florence! A major concept of the holiday season is shopping. Finding the right holiday gifts for friends and family can be difficult due to large crowds and long lines inside stores.

Thanksgiving Day in Florence

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  Due to the large amount of American expats and students living in Florence, Thanksgiving day is celebrated minimally. Community members in Florence often gather and hold traditional Thanksgiving meals. In 2010, the Tuscan-American association held a dinner for over

Markets in Florence and Tuscany

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With an assortment of different Florentine food markets to choose from throughout the city, there are many opportunities to learn about the culinary traditions of Tuscan Cuisine. It is Tuscan tradition to use only fresh, high quality ingredients in everything

A Guide to Train Travel in Florence

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Traveling to and from Florence by train is very common and simple. The Santa Maria Novella Train Station opened in 1848 but was rebuilt in 1934. This station, used by over 50 million people a year, is located close to the

San Miniato al Monte

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The church of San Miniato al Monte is often described as one of the finest examples of Romanesque churches in all of Italy. With a famous façade, historical setting, and spectacular views it’s difficult to disagree. The basilica San Miniato al

Florence’s Dancing Street Cleaner

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Watch how the dancing street cleaner sweeps the streets of Florence in the summer heat. He loves to work and enjoys keeping the streets of florence free from debris without paying attention to tourist watching him work. Francesco shares that his

Work in the City: Helen Farrell – Editor & Translator

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Get connected: Free and open Wi-Fi in Florence

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Whether temporary visitors to Florence or long-term residents, Firenze Wi-Fi as of summer 2013 provides free and open wifi access throughout the city. It is the first Italian city to do so after a change in legislature made this possible.