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Florence’s most beloved culinary experiences are found in the classics: the velvet espressos, the spools of pasta, the creamy gelato, the sunset Negronis. But the best Florentine eateries innovate and inspire with a light-as-air twist on tradition. What could be more delicious…

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Though you’ll encounter the mainstream in Florence’s shopping scene, you need look no further than the local butcher, baker and (gleaming silver) candlestick maker to see that the old city’s admiration for time-honored technique is alive and well. One of Florence’s simplest pleasures lies in wandering down her narrow red, black or blue-numbered streets and…

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You’ve already found the sweet life in Florence… make sure to savor its beauty by experiencing these unforgettable gardens, spas and escapes. We each have our signature ‘Four Seasons Firenze’ memory. The first involved a prescient husband booking a preemptive spa day in the midst of a whirlwind honeymoon. Sumptuous treatments and…

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The story of Salvatore Ferragamo’s creative journey reads part ‘how to succeed in business’ and part fairy tale. Ambitious and determined to nurture his sizable talent, the young shoemaker traveled overseas where he was initially impressed by the efficiency of American mechanization. However, it didn’t take him long to recognize that trading work by hand for…

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