• Santa Maria Novella to the Arno

    Piazza Santa Maria Novella, near the train station, has been restored to its former glory. The streets in and around... Read More
  • San Lorenzo and Beyond

    A sculptor, painter, architect, and a poet, Florentine native son Michelangelo was a consummate genius, and some... Read More
  • The Oltrarno

    A walk through the Oltrarno (literally "the other side of the Arno") takes in two very different aspects of Florence:... Read More
  • Santa Maria Novella

    Piazza Santa Maria Novella, near the train station, suffered from a degree of squalor until a restoration several... Read More
  • Fiesole

    A half-day excursion to Fiesole, in the hills 8 km (5 miles) above Florence, gives you a pleasant respite from... Read More
  • Around the Duomo

    The heart of Florence, stretching from the Piazza del Duomo south to the Arno, is as dense with artistic treasures... Read More
  • San Lorenzo

    A sculptor, painter, architect, and poet, Florentine native son Michelangelo was a consummate genius, and some... Read More
  • Santa Croce

    The Santa Croce quarter, on the southeast fringe of the historic center, was built up in the Middle Ages outside... Read More