Summer is in full swing in Florence. The old centre is alive with an atmosphere like no other: yes, strolling around Renaissance buildings and monuments under the Tuscan sun is definitely an once-in-a-lifetime experience. But if you have been living in town for a while, you will know that it can get all too crowded. If you can’t make it to the coast, here’s a list of escape places to stay “cool for the summer” while living like a local. Eat your heart out, heat!