Reality has to hit eventually. You have spent days wandering Florence in awe of Santa Croce’s frescoes and Ghiberti’s golden gates, snapping pictures of the Vasari Corridor and Botticelli’s Primavera. Then suddenly it is essay time, with due dates hanging over your head, while your mind is really still somewhere between the Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti. Study does not have to be a bore, however, as Florence’s cosy and quirky literary cafes can make even the driest of Renaissance reading a memorable experience, all for the price of your favourite coffee. If cramming with hot chocolate in hand becomes too distracting, the libraries below provide the silence you need to click submit.