A Window Into | Florence, Italy | Travelspective

Dreaming of il dolce far niente in Florence.

Surrounded by the lush, rolling hills of Tuscany, saturated in distinguished art and architectural charm, Florence has long been a draw for the art aficionados. Excellent food and wine flourish down every small winding street and are at the focal point of experiences for Florentines. The classic aperitif, or pre-dinner drinks, is a daily ritual for locals in celebration of life – good food, friends and lashings of wine. By day, climb up 463 steps to the top of the iconic Duomo, Santa Maria Del Fiore and get rewarded with magnificent views at the center of it all. Across the river, you’ll find the less touristy side of Florence amid the medieval streets of Oltrarno that are lined with antique shops and local craftsman. By night, take in the stunning frescos on the upper floors of countless palazzo as you stroll the exquisite city.