Italy, Florence Guide (B): A Florence You’ll Not Find in Guidebooks

A Florence You’ll Not Find in Guidebooks
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I must confess: my story with Florence was an inconditional love at first sight -and I still feel the same way-, so I probably cannot be unbiased when talking about it.Florence doesn’t need to flaunt about its architecture or artistic richness. Florence just “is”.

It is the everlasting imprint of the Medici, the omnipresent legacy of Dante, Boccaccio, Michelangelo, and Donatello, and the cradle of the first artistic steps of a young Leonardo da Vinci.It is the very place where the Italian Renaissance -perhaps Europe’s richest cultural period- began, and the home to some of the biggest churches in Italy, from Brunelleschi’s famous Duomo, to San Lorenzo, Santa Maria del Carmine, Santa Maria Novella, or -my favorite- Santa Croce.And it is also the foreseeable scenario where countless number of tourists swarm through the streets attempting to fulfill their almost endless list of historic places to visit. Yes, of course I will recommend you to visit the Duomo, the Uffizi, the Ponte Vecchio, the Galleria dell’Accademia, and most of the places mentioned in any city guide you have checked.

But will it still be possible to discover any hidden secret in a city so famous worldwide?Will it still be possible to find other attractions outside of those famous routes, leaving behind the crowds?Let’s find out …

1- Piazza Santissima Annunziata

Any Florentine guide will list the most famous squares of the city, but this one is worth to deviate from our main route.A ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Florence You’ll Not Find in Guidebooks
Guide Location: Italy » Florence
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Piazza Santissima Annunziata   Santa Maria Novella   Beneath Santa Maria del Fiore   Santa Margherita dei Cerchi   Bargello Museum   Corridoio Vasariano   Museo Bardini   Bardini Garden   Santo Spirito Church   Cappella Brancacci   Museo La Specola  
Author: Hugo Huertas
Read it on author's website: http://thehugoway.com/a-florence-youll-not-find-in-guidebooks/

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