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Florence view from piazzale Michelangelo

One day in Florence

0800 Wake up and open the shutters.  The apartment we’ve rented has beautiful high ceilings and faintly bonkers full-wall prints of artworks which somehow look great.  We have tea for breakfast as we’re still trying to recover from yesterday’s food…

A food lover’s guide to Florence

Many travellers who end up in Florence are there for the art, the Duomo and the city’s heritage as the epicentre of the renaissance. However, as you wander the streets of the Tuscan capital, you begin to notice quite another kind…

Loggia dei Lanzi Florence - The Rape of the Sabine Women

Florence’s open air sculpture gallery at Loggia Lanzi

The Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence is a good starting point for those who come to this beautiful city in search of beauty itself.  This, after all, is the city where the French writer Stendhal felt so overwhelmed by beauty…