Florence: Live It Local Across the River (August 2017)

This article originally appeared in the August 2017 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to one-third of the most revered art on Earth, attracts some nine million visitors per year. With its compact size and ancient infrastructure, Firenze increasingly feels the squeeze trying to balance tourism with preservation. During high season, the hordes…

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