Florence

Florence Travel Guide

Articles about Florence

By Sarah Firshein

Explore our World's Best Cities, from Kyoto to Rome, through the curious lenses of VSCO photographers.

By Nate Storey
“The Florentine food scene is constantly changing—tourists want traditional cuisine and Florentines, who have never forgotten the glories of Renaissance, are quite conservative,” says chef Fulvio Pierangelini, the Italian chef who became a culinar...
By Caroline Hallemann

Stunning vistas from the Grand Canyon to Dubai—and how to see them for yourself.

By Valerie Waterhouse
Lay of the Land Centro Storico: The city’s historic district is filled with art museums and Renaissance churches, along with homegrown luxury brands like Gucci. San Lorenzo: This maze of streets between the San Lorenzo Market and the Santa M...
By Claudio Meli
Claudio Meli, the plugged-in general manager of the stylish hotel J.K. Place Firenze—and author of J.K. Essential Guide to Florence—shares the city’s lesser-known pleasures. Eat Buca Lapi: One of the city’s oldest restaurants, in the old...
By Stephanie Orma

Travel + Leisure readers rate which cities stoke their romantic fires. Cupid, take note.

Hotels in Florence

Formerly the Grand Hotel Firenze, this 15th-century landmark reopened as the St. Regis Florence in 2011 following a multimillion-dollar renovation of the entire building, which was originally designed by Filippo Brunelleschi in 1432.