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Florence’s best-kept secret

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Known by few and accessed by even fewer, the Vasari Corridor echoes with the footsteps of dukes and tyrants, and lays claim to one of Europe’s most exclusive art collections.
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A caffeinated return to Florence

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In an effort to relive his days as a university student in Italy, the Thirsty Explorer finds that the land of espresso is not as familiar as it once was.
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Reader Q&A: What are Florence’s most romantic spots?

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BBC Travel reader Gustavo Saraiva is interested in paying a visit to Tuscany’s romantic capital city in the springtime. Our Facebook community offered their advice.
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Florence’s Medici Chapel, a triumph of art over politics

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Despite creating the Renaissance masterpiece during a time of upheaval and uprising, Michelangelo managed to complete the sombre mausoleum, unharmed by Medici vengeance.


Florence for foodies

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From market food to Michelin-star restaurants, the northern Italian city is full of delicious eateries for every budget.
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Mini guide to art in Florence

This glorious city is the very cradle of Renaissance Italy. Art lovers flock to its medieval centre for a close-up of famous paintings by the likes of Raphael and Michelangelo.
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