Florence’s Piazzale Michelangelo

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There is no greater view of Florence than the panoramic sights seen up at Piazzale Michelangelo. This must-see spot in the city was built in 1869 and designed by architect Giuseppe Poggi just south of the historic center during the redevelopment of the

Restoration of Taddeo Gaddi Frescoes: Santa Croce Basilica

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After being closed in 2005 for restoration, the Legend of the True Cross in the Santa Croce Basilica reopened in 2011. The illustrious fresco is very big and captivating, measuring 30 meters tall and covering about 800 square meters. This

Ice Cream: Making and eating it in Florence!

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One of Florence’s most traditional treats is gelato, similar to ice cream. Gelaterias are located practically on every street in Florence. Italian gelato is very distinct and upon tasting, it is evident that gelato is not the same as ice

Tabernacles in Florence

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In any city, you will stumble upon graffiti. However, street art dates back much further than spray paint and stickers. In fact, the oldest form of street art is the Tabernacle. Detailed and beautiful works of art, tabernacles can be found

Pharmacies in Florence: A Guide

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There is nothing to fear about getting sick while abroad. Pharmacies, called “farmacias’ in Italian, are located all throughout Florence, in practically every major neighborhood. You can spot them by their green, lit up cross symbol outside each store. Conveniently,

Central Market in San Lorenzo

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Every step you take in Florence you can find traditional italian foods and wine that can make your tastebuds explode. However, upon entering the Central Market in San Lorenzo, one is overwhelmed with the smell, sight, sounds and hustle and

Florence’s Piazza della Signoria

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Piazza della Signoria is a square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio – known as a symbol of the city government and it’s authority in Florence, Italy. Often called the heart of Florence, Piazza della Signoria is the focal point of the history of the Florentine

Shopping in Florence

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If you love shopping, Florence is the place for you. In addition to the many markets throughout the city, there are also countless shops with brands you might recognize from home. Stores in Florence range from extremely high end to

Piazza Santissima Annunziata

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Piazza della Santissima Annunziata is located in the historic center of Florence, connected to Piazza del Duomo by Via dei Servi. The main attraction in this piazza is the Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata , one of the most important religious buildings in Florence, as