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Florence 2005

Destination(s): Florence

The essence of Florence is both unmistakeable and difficult to pin down. It's neither the most charming place we've been to in Italy (that's Venice) nor the grandest (Rome, of course). But it knows its good points and it sticks to them: the concentrated explosion of Renaissance architecture and art that still defines its civic appearance today, and its misleadingly simple cuisine of oil and beans and salumi that has become a permanent part of our own repertoire. One can't visit here without taking away a lifelong impression.

Unfortunately a couple of restaurant visits (not the best ones) have faded from memory since we took this trip. read more about Florence 2005