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World's Best Cities

Travel + Leisure readers pick the world’s best cities, casting their votes for this year’s most dynamic, vacation-worthy places.

Art Classes in Florence

Florence produced some of the world's greatest painters—from Masaccio to Michelangelo. Charles Maclean enrolls in one of its best-known drawing schools and discovers that it's...

Custom European Tours

Travelers are fueling demand for a bespoke approach to sightseeing: private, off-the-map tours led by savvy locals. "Nowadays, the most sought-after travel operators are those...

The Ferragamos' Florence

The city's first family of fashion lead the way to their favorite hotels, restaurants, shops, sights—and the best white-truffle panini in town
HOTELS

Riva Lofts

Take a Tuscan country house that just happens to be at the gates of Florence, renovate it with post-modern minimalist chic into eight studio apartments, and you have Riva Lofts, opened in December... more ›


RESTAURANTS

La Casalinga

You won’t find bow-tied waiters or elaborate gourmet dishes at La Casalinga (“The Housewife”). Instead, Florentines—and the occasional tour group—pile in here for the... more ›


ACTIVITIES

Antico Setificio Fiorentino

Ring the bell to gain access to the garden of this fabric workshop owned by the Pucci dynasty and opened in 1786. Wander past the climbing roses, palms, and olive trees to the spice-and-beeswax... more ›


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