A Room with a View Filming Locations in Florence & Beyond

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Then the pernicious charm of Italy worked on her, and, instead of acquiring information, she began to be happy. E.M Forster, A Room with a View I blame E.M. Forster. His 1908 novel, A Room with a View, marked the beginning of my enduring love affair with the Italian city of Florence. This was cemented […]

11 Places to Find the Art of Michelangelo in Florence, Italy

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Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it Michelangelo Buonarroti Few people had more influence on Western art than Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, known simply as Michelangelo. Despite spending most of his life in Rome, Michelangelo considered himself a Florentine. And it […]

The Perfect Solo Trip to Florence: Italy’s Renaissance Gem

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Are you planning a solo trip to Florence but unsure where to start? This is where I can help. As an experienced solo traveller and a serial visitor to Florence, I have the first-hand knowledge you need to plan your perfect solo vacation. Dive into my guide to solo travel in Florence, Italy. This includes […]

A 3-Day Florence Itinerary You’ll Want to Steal

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I fell head over heels with Florence as a wide-eyed 20-something solo traveller on her first big trip to Europe. During the next thirty years, that passion was rekindled over more repeat visits than I can count. Walk in the footsteps of Michelangelo and the Medici with my 3-day Florence itinerary. As well as including […]