What to see at Florence’s monumental Pitti Palace


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Looming large on the Florentine skyline the Pitti Palace is the grandest and most impressive private palazzo in the city. Built 560 years ago, it has been home to millionaire bankers, the famous Medici family, Napoleon and the King of Italy. And today it houses eight museums, over 250,000 works of art including masterpieces by Titian and Raphael...

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8 Fabulous Day Trips from Florence


Sitting not quite halfway down the boot of Italy, the Renaissance city of Florence is a fabulous hub from which to easily explore much of the peninsula. The Leaning Tower of Pisa and Puccini’s hometown of Lucca, close to the western coast are just an hour away. Hilltop Perugia, 100 miles to the south, is less than a two hour drive. And even the...

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