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12 famous masterpieces not to miss in Florence

12 famoust masterpieces you must see in Florence

If something you won’t be able to avoid seeing in Florence is the famous masterpieces. Florence is, as you already know, the cradle of the Renaissance and art. Many famous people were born or worked in this Tuscan city and their traces are still visible.  (more…)

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Is Venice dirty? + what to do 3 days in Venice

Venice Grand Canal 3 days in Venice

After hearing several opinions that Venice is dirty, that it stinks, or that it is disappointing, etc, I doubted it a bit before visiting it. My original plan was to make a quick one day visit. However, my hostess in Florence (and her Argentine friend) told me “Venice in one day? No, no!” And then I decided to extend the stay to 2 days that ended up being 3. Keep reading if you want to know what you can do 3 days in Venice. (more…)

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A medieval city: A day trip to Siena from Florence

Que hacer un día en Siena

Siena is a beautiful medieval city that has had a historical rivalry with Florence. Although it’s eclipsed by the fame and beauty of its neighbor, Siena is beautiful and interesting as well. You can breathe that ancient air while exploring its steep streets. I hope to return in the future because this time we could only make a quick visit to Siena from Florence. Meanwhile, I bring you some ideas of what to do one day in Siena. (more…)

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Visiting the leaning Tower of Pisa from Florence

cathedral and tower in a visit to pisa from Florence

One of the images that come to our minds when we think of Italy (apart from pizza and pasta) is the leaning tower. And since this was my first trip to Italy, I could not miss it. So we took the opportunity to take a day trip to Pisa from Florence. (more…)

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Infographic: 10 reasons why you should visit Florence

Arno river 10 reasons to visit Florence Italy

If you are still wondering whether to visit Florence or not, here I present you an infographic with the 10 reasons why you definitely should visit Florence. I am sure there are more reasons, nevertheless, these are those things which were more appealing to me. (more…)

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The most popular palaces and museums in Florence.

Michelangelo's room in the uffizi gallery one of the most important of the museums in florence
It is impossible to talk about all places you can visit in Florence in a single post (I doubt anyone is willing to read 5000+ words). That’s why in this post I decided to show you more widely the best (or most popular) palaces and museums in Florence.

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A guide to the most famous churches in Florence

Churches in Florence: San Miniato al Monte

Even the churches in Florence are full of beauty. There you can find many frescoes and sculptures often made by Renaissance’s great masters. Here I bring you a compilation of the churches in Florence that you can visit on your trip to this beautiful city. (more…)

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Advice about what to do in Florence: art and shopping.

What to do in Florence: visit santa maria del fiore

I often refer to Florence as my true love, why? because, despite having traveled to wonderful cities, in Florence, I’ve found everything I like and I’m passionate about. Art, history, museums, vintage vibe and handmade papers (and everything you can do with them), pizza and markets. In this post, I present you some ideas of what to do in Florence. (more…)

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