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Romantic Florence

While Renaissance art, history, and a stunning riverside location remain the city's main draws, a slew of hot hotel and bar openings has added a 21st-century buzz.

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Inspired by: Romantic City Getaways — by Sunshine Flint, Published Apr. 2006

Hotels (2)

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    Casa Howard Florence

    This affordable guesthouse—opened in 2005 as a Florentine outpost of successful Roman experiment in a new kind of Italian lodging—features 13 theme

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    Hotel Savoy

    Famed hotelier Rocco Forte’s sister, Olga Polizzi, overhauled the storied Savoy's 102 rooms in a contemporary mix of snowy linens, dark wood furnis

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Restaurants (2)

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    Borgo San Jacopo

    Ask for a table on the candlelit terrace overlooking the Arno at the chic, Ferragamo-owned spot. Chef Beatrice Segoni serves fresh fish and prawn s

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    Alle Murate

    For a unique Florentine experience, book a table on Alle Murate's mezzanine beneath the earliest known frescoed portraits of writers Dante and Bocc

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    La Rosa Canina

    A flower shop on a side street in San Niccolo (the artisan's quarter of the Oltrarno), La Rosa Canina ("the dog rose") is run by a brother-sister t

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    Florence, San Lorenzo, Santa Croce, Sant’Ambrogio

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    Arezzo, Florence, Lucca, Siena, Cortona

    Its appeal is unquestionable, but with 10 provinces, navigating this vast region isn’t easy. From exceptional restaurants and stylish hotels to artisanal treasures and renowned wineries, our comple

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  • Learning to Draw in Florence, Italy

    Florence, Duomo area, Santa Maria Novella

    Florence, Italy has produced some of the world's greatest painters—from Masaccio to Michelangelo. Visit one of its best-known drawing schools and discover that it's never too late to become a Renai

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