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.

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

Florence’s Officina di Santa Maria Novella historic pharmacy

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Florence’s best kept secret… Officina di Santa Maria Novella, is 790 years old! Here you can find some of the most rare handmade perfumes and gifts made from the finest ingredients. Originated by monks in 1221, the Officina di Santa Maria

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