Tips and Articles for Florence

Andrea Fazzari

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

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

Day One: Brussels to Frankfurt (340 miles) ... 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

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 Galleria ... 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. ... Read More

See our slideshow of the Best Hotel Art Collections. ... 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 Florence PRADA For 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

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

Looking to maximize shopping time on your next European trip?These new personal concierge services will escort you to all the hippest stores and fit in... Read More

"Riding a GPS-equipped bus in Barcelona," says Maxwell L. Anderson, director of New York's Whitney Museum of American Art, "I got a hilarious glimpse of... Read More

If Continentale, a cocoon-like urban dwelling overlooking Florence's Ponte Vecchio, suits your style like a pair of kitten heels, there's a reason. The ... Read More

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