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Museo Salvatore Ferragamo

In 1937, Salvatore Ferragamo converted this palazzo into a shoe factory. The museum displays Ferragamo's art and craft, while celebrating his legacy in the fields of shoe design and international fashion.

Via dei Tornabuoni 2, Florence, Italy

 
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Galleria dell' Accademia

The accademia was founded in 1563 as the first school in Europe to teach drawing, painting and sculpture. The adjoining gallery showcases Michelangelo's masterpiece sculpture, David.

Via Ricasoli 58-60, Florence, Italy

 
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Ponte Vecchio

One of the most enduring Florentine landmarks, Ponte Vecchio is the oldest surviving bridge in the city. Literally meaning Old Bridge, it was built in 1345, and at the time, its shops housed butchers and green grocers.

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Piazza del Duomo

You can easily spend the entire day exploring the Piazza del Duomo where you'll find the Battistero di San Giovanni, Santa Maria del Fiore and lots of shopping.

Piazza del Duomo, Florence, Italy

 
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Battistero di San Giovanni

The Battistero di San Giovanni, or Baptistery of St. John, stands on the Piazza del Duomo. Its East Doors, designed by Ghiberti in the 15th century, are particularly popular.

Piazza del Duomo, Florence, Italy

 
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Duomo

The Santa Maria del Fiore, referred to as Duomo, is on the Piazza del Duomo.

Piazza del Duomo, Florence, Italy

 
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Fiesole

When Florentines want to escape the city and the heat, they hop on the No. 7 bus to spend a lazy afternoon in the quiet town of Fiesole, 5 miles outside the city.

Fiesole, Italy

 
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The Hotel Lungarno

The sophisticated Hotel Lungarno woos tourists with balcony suites that extend over the scenic Arno River, hosting views of the Palazzo Vecchio and Duomo.

Borgo San Jacopo, 14, Florence, Italy

 

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