Tips and Articles for Florence

Andrea Fazzari

Though the Ferragamos have only been in Florence since 1927—making them practically newcomers in a town where centuries-old legacies are the norm... Read More

Israel  Get 33 percent off the Poli House, a 1930s Bauhaus building with whimsical interiors and a rooftop pool with wide-spanning views of Tel... Read More

For the First-timerThere’s no way you’ll get through the whole gallery in one day (and after, you'll need to relax. Here's where to go nearby). But... Read More

There are more Renaissance artworks than people in this famous Italian city—and you’ll want to see them all. But these underrated Florentine attractions... Read More

No matter how nicely you ask, you can’t move into the Sistine Chapel. However, it is possible to live in Michaelangelo Buonarroti’s former home—although... Read More

In Florence, the south bank of the river Arno has been a center for artisans since the Renaissance. More recently, the men’s-wear and leather ateliers... Read More

Across the river, in the blue-collar Oltrarno district, where for centuries the art of Florence has been made and mended in neighborhood workshops and... Read More

Last fall, the New Jersey Defamation League that’s driving much of recent cable television sent several of its members on a mission overseas. When The... Read More

PARISHôtel Prince de Conti 8 Rue Guénégaud, Paris; 800/949-7562 or 33-1/44-07-30-40, fax 33-1/44-07-36-34. Hotel Prince de Condé 39 Rue de Seine, Paris;... Read More

Day One: Brussels to Frankfurt (340 miles)Before hitting the road, head to Place du Grand Sablon for a breakfast of—what else?—Belgian waffles. Angle... Read More

We may as well start by calling this what it is: a sort of love letter. It’s of course not the first penned to Florence, famously one of the world’s... Read More

I liked getting to airports early even before the last decade, when my neurosis became a necessity. My wife, on the other hand, considers time spent in... Read More

Hotels/Resorts Cities Islands Spas Tour Operators Cruise Lines Airlines Car-Rentals Main Page Top Cities: FlorenceSIGHTSBeauty abounds, from the Arno... Read More

Imagine yourself sitting on the terrace of the 14th-century Palazzo Capponi delle Rovinate, watching the sleepy crawl of the Arno as you savor a plate... Read More

Florence “Robert Mapplethorpe: Perfection in Form” at the Galleriadell’Accademia (through January 10, 2010). The 20th-centuryphotographer, who died 20... Read More

Being a restless spirit does not mean I sleep poorly in a strange bed. On the contrary. I’ve slept well everywhere—whether a dirt-floored safari tent in... Read More

See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009.In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of... Read More

See our slideshow of the Best Hotel Art Collections.New York City ’s Gramercy Park Hotel is a modern Gothic fantasy, with plush crimson velvets, carved... Read More

I felt a little sheepish going to Tuscany...again. But it's where I wanted to be. Anyway, no one, no matter how well traveled, admonishes, "Oh, forget... Read More

One of the most famous photographs in 20th-century fashion depicts Salvatore Ferragamo surrounded by a sea of shoe lasts in a workroom of his Florentine... Read More

Near FlorencePRADAFor the past few years, having the address of the Prada outlet, like knowing the unlisted number of the hottest restaurant in town,... Read More

The churches! The museums! The boredom! What do you do when what most attracts you to a city are the very things that scare off the kids?Here, a family... Read More

BeijingThe sprawling, three-story facility at the Kerry Centre Hotel (866/565-5050 or 86/10-6561-8833; shangri-la.com; doubles from $412) contains a 38... Read More

Walk into an apothecary on the Faubourg-St.-Honoré or Via della Scala or Grosvenor Square and you enter a field study in cultural anthropology. As you... Read More

The Anglo-Florentines, like the great white hunters and the burra sahibs and the tea planters of Ceylon, have vanished into the mists that swallowed... Read More

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