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How to discover Florence, Italy without the crowds

Not really gonna happen, sorry.   And yes, while the headline is completely misleading, this post has a point.   I wrote it after having a recent conversation with some people I met in Florence. They liked the food but hated the crowds, with one of them saying “too touristy.” While I considered that truth, I was also physically reminded that I was in front of someone who wasn’t entirely aware that they too were a tourist. They were in…

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Seen Everything In Florence? Visit These 3 Places Instead

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Hey you, person who adores Florence as much as I do. Getting a cappuccino from via della spada,  a smile nreaks out from your face as you realize the cacao on your hot drink resembles a little heart. That type of flirting before 10am is yet another reason to adore the simplicities of such a city. In all likelihood, you’ve traipsed through the Uffizi gallery, passing Botticelli’s ‘The Birth of Venus’ or ‘Primavera.’ You’ve winked at The David’s bum in the…

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