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Published on November 01, 2015 with No Comments

Maintaining its old-world charm amidst progression, Florence remains the home of Renaissance history.

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SEE The Galleria degli Uffizi has the world’s greatest collection of Italian Rennaissance art, bequeathed to the city by the last scion of the Medici family. A more modern venue would be the Salvatore Ferragamo Shoe Museum, Florence’s famous son who dressed some of the world’s known celebs and world figures.

DO Take in the view of the city on foot or by bicycle to access the city’s beautiful historical buildings crammed in every nook and cranny. Fans of Dante Alighieri can see his works easily on the streets. For a panoramic view, walk across the Arno river through the Ponte Vecchio and head up to the Belvedere to be rewarded.

SHOP Even in medieval times, the city of Florence is known for its fine craftsmanship. Visit Alberto Cozzi for its beautiful marbled paper products – they even offer personalisation services! And for exquisite leather goods, head to Roberta for a great selection of gloves, bags, and other items.

STAY Villa Le Maschere is a stately hotel in the Mugello valley near Florence. This country villa has art and nature creating a magical backdrop to its 65 bedrooms and suites. You experience personalised service, including free transfers to downtown Florence. The beautiful grounds make for a relaxing time.



Royal Brunei Airlines flies Dubai daily for connections to Florence.

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