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Exploring Montemurlo: Villa Pazzi al Parugiano and I Vivai al Parugiano

Montemurlo goes international with a romantic country villa for weddings and an industrial chic boutique hotel.

COMMUNITY

How to find student housing in Florence

Florence has a range of homestay accommodations, hotels and apartments for people studying in the city.

NEWS

YellowSquare hostel opens in Florence’s viale Redi

Student hostel YellowSquare opens in Florence's viale Redi, with 250 dorm beds, a rooftop pool, bar and restaurant.

NEWS

Palazzo Portinari Salviati opens in via del Corso

Palazzo Portinari Salviati's blend of high-end residential apartments, vacation suites and fine dining opens on April 15.

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5 spa hotels in Florence

There’s never been a better time to have a spa all to yourself. Here are five hotels with wellness facilities in central Florence.     Hotel Palazzo Castri 1874   ...

ART + CULTURE

Hotel Savoy: Zeffirelli’s leading ladies

The Hotel Savoy adds a touch of glamour to Florence’s cultural offering this Christmas with the exhibition titled Le Dive di Zeffirelli (The Divas of Zeffirelli).         ...

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Give the gift of Florence

Gift giving is sometimes difficult, but not at all so when you’re presented with the option of wrapping up an entire city under the Christmas tree. This year, Destination Florence ...

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25Hours Hotel Piazza San Paolino: Florence’s coolest new venue

Florence has never seen a place like this, in a part of town that we all previously avoided. Four years in the making and millions in the spending, 25Hours Hotel ...

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New hotel openings in Florence: September 2021

After a sold-out August, Florence is embracing the end of the summer with a flurry of hotel openings destined to turn heads through daring design and playful concepts.      ...

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BE.LONG makes staying longer in Florence easier

With every move, there are a series of practicalities to be sorted. The Be.Long platform brings all those bits to one place, making your longer-term move to the city as ...

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Escape to nature in Tuscany: Borgo Santo Pietro

A post-lockdown holiday destination surrounded by nature, the five-star luxury hotel Borgo Santo Pietro is reopening on May 14.           Danish owners Jeanette and Claus Thottrup are ...

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Green glorious green

If there’s one lesson we have all learned over the last few months, it’s that good health and nature are the most precious things on the planet. Combine the two ...

FOOD + WINE

My modern Decameron at the Ruffino Agriresort

“Don’t make me leave,” she said. “I wouldn’t dream of it,” he replied, stretching out on the sun lounger at just the right angle to gaze over the greenest of ...

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Relais Villa Olmo

  A lovingly restored hamlet and a genuine love of Tuscan traditions are waiting with open arms at Relais Villa Olmo Food & Wine Resort, only a 20-minute drive from ...

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Peruzzi Urban Residences

Quietly tucked away behind piazza Santa Croce, timeworn stones pave the way to a historic palace turned luxury bed-and-breakfast: benvenuti to Peruzzi Urban Residences, opening this July.       ...

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A century and a half of Grand Hotel Minerva

The Florentine has always had a soft spot for Grand Hotel Minerva. On hazy summer evenings, the striking lettering on the white frontage calls to our team across piazza Santa ...

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Agriresort Ruffino, a country house hotel in the hills of Florence

Relais Ruffino is perfectly placed as a villa rental for family vacations and reunions, or even for a romantic break for wine lovers.

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Castling at Potentino

  Otherworldly is one way of describing Castello di Potentino, an eleventh-century citadel girdled by greenery. West of Seggiano and south of Monte Amiata in southern Tuscany, the castle vaunts ...

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Pet-friendly hotels in the heart of Florence

Pets sure do make life a whole lot more fun, but there’s one thing you can usually count on them complicating (or at least making much more expensive). We’re of ...

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Three resorts in remote Tuscany

If I could escape anywhere in the world with friends and family, it would be to remote Tuscany. Skewing the worn cobblestones of Siena and Lucca and the honeypot hives ...

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Villa Medicea di Lilliano: three years of success

  In 2015, a Medici villa started a new life. Three years on, the Villa Medicea di Lilliano is the epitome of a successful business venture in the hills of ...

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Castello Del Nero: a 5-star luxury hotel experience

A reassuring row of cypress trees lines the lane leading to Castello Del Nero Hotel & Spa, where the twelfth-century tower stands in grandeur amid manicured Italian gardens and olive copses.

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Ambition, royalty and change: Villa Medicea di Lilliano Wine Estate

  If the sun-kissed stones of Villa Medicea Di Lilliano Wine Estate could tell a story, it would be one of ambition, royalty and change.           ...

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The Student Hotel Florence

The Student Hotel Florence Lavagnini is much more than just student rooms. The co-living, co-working hybrid brings this vibrant format to Italy for the first time at Florence Lavagnini.   ...

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