Florence

Florence Travel Guide

Donated to the state by Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi in 1969, this 144-piece collection contains seminal paintings, sculptures, and ceramics from the medieval and Renaissance periods. Scandalously, since 1998 it has been housed in a (usually) closed section of the Uffizi.

The inattentive observer might dismiss this minimalist white apparel store near the Duomo as just another fashion boutique. Fashion folk know that this is among the best places in Tuscany to pick up little-known labels for men and women from upcoming designers in Italy and beyond.

Established in 1999, this minimalist Japanese-Italian bar at the Ferragamo’s Gallery Hotel Art is still the meeting point for Florence’s style-conscious crowd.

The museum includes the famed monks' cells with frescoes by Fra Angelico.

A gallery-café featuring rising and established names such as 1970's Pop artist Mario Schifano.

The school runs an all-year drawing program and, in July, month-long courses taught in English, including Anatomy and the Figure: Drawing in the Renaissance Tradition.

With the possibility to offer custom designed vacations that may include any or all of the following services: qualified staff and full-service apartment facilities; organized visits to the most impressive cultural points of interest; courses for small groups, conducted by experienced profess

What the Uffizi is to paintings, the Bargello is to sculpture: a storehouse of some of the greatest works in marble and bronze to come out of t

Snowy-bearded chef Fabio Picchi announces dishes through his open kitchen window at Teatro del Sale, a restaurant and theater club. At Picchi’s command, patrons queue up for platters of tender boiled meats, or risotto al dente with salty mussels.

Actor Anthony Hopkins once described Loretta Caponi as "the finest store in all of Italy," and it’s hard to disagree.

One-day market and culinary tours of Florence with Tuscan-food expert Faith Willinger.

In a former church, the museum houses 183 sculptures by mid-20th-century Tuscan artist Marino Marini, famous for stylized equestrian works.

Billed as the oldest opera house in Italy, the Teatro della Pergola was built in 1656 as a private theatre for the Grand Dukes of Tuscany.

Opened in November 2006 by young gastronome Alessandro Frassica, this rustic-chic foodies’ paradise is piled high with artisan-made Italian goodies—from local wines, salumi, and cheeses (try the runny goat cheese wrapped in chestnut leaves, or the steam-cooked, spiced tuna fish porchetta

Serving some of the best gelato in the city for more than three decades, this tiny artisanal chocolate shop is situated behind a narrow glass storefront in the Santa Croce neighborhood.