17 Florence Hidden Gems You Won’t Want to Miss

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Florence has been a popular tourist destination not just for decades, but for centuries. The Renaissance jewel is positively packed with world-class attractions, drawing countless visitors from all over the world. It was a required stop on any Grand Tour, and it’s the city where Stendhal syndrome (that overwhelming feeling from almost unbearable beauty) was […]

Florence Nightlife: Your Guide to Going Out

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You may know Florence for a little thing called the Renaissance. Well, something’s about to change, because you’ll begin to think: Florence = nightlife.  It’s also natural: Florence has one of the most ancient universities in Italy. And university means college students, and college students mean college nightlife.  Read on to have all your Florence […]

Florence in the Rain: 5 Ways to Enjoy the City

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Don’t let a little rain ruin your trip to Florence! There is so much to explore in this beautiful Italian city. No matter the weather, you’ll be able to experience the rich history that Florence has to offer—so here’s what to do in Florence in the rain!  You can easily find shelter in one of […]

The Ultimate Self Guided Walking Tour of Florence

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With so much to see in the great Renaissance capital, where should you even begin? The great thing about Florence is that you can see a lot just by taking a walk through the city center. Without even hopping on a bus or grabbing a taxi, you can experience a beautiful open-air museum.   Discover the beauty […]

18 Essential Florence Museums You Need to Visit

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Can you really visit Florence without wandering through the door of one of the city’s jaw-dropping museums? The birthplace of the Renaissance has plenty of museums to explore. On your trip, you’ll be able to come close with original works by Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, and many more masters of Italian history. These Florence museums are a […]

Truffles in Tuscany: History, Mystery, and Passion

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We here at Devour Tours love the kinds of stories that food can tell us about a place. So when there’s a food story that includes witchcraft, Marilyn Monroe, and the Roman god of thunder, we’re even more eager to share.  Few foodstuffs inspire devotion like the truffle—and we don’t mean the chocolate kind. We’re […]

2 Days in Florence for Every Kind of Traveler

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Only have 2 days in Florence and want to make the most of every second? We’ve got you covered! Read on to discover how to make the most of your time in the cradle of the Renaissance, including itineraries for all types of travelers.  If you’ve always thought that you need at least a full […]

Solo Travel in Florence: Everything You Need to Know

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Solo travel is the closest thing to complete freedom, and solo travel in Florence is as perfect as it gets. It’s the right destination for every kind of solo traveler—both experienced and first timers.   There’s nothing that shatters your comfort zone more than solo travel. You hop on the plane and leave everything behind. […]

Top 5 Day Trips from Florence You Can’t Miss

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Have you ever wondered what else to do in Tuscany after you’ve already seen all of Florence? You’ve got plenty of options—these day trips from Florence will help you fall in love with this beautiful region even more!  If you’re running low on places to visit in Florence and you already know the Uffizi like […]

5 Vineyards Near Florence & How to Get There

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You might have heard the one thing you must do while visiting Florence is a little wine tasting. And what could be better than wine tasting right at the source?  You don’t have to go far to find beautiful vineyards near Florence, and most of these family-run wineries are more than happy to welcome visitors […]