Florence – A Different View
Posted on 24 July 2016
'On ones first trip to Florence', one should have a 'Room with a View' of the Arno.
But, a cool and relaxing alternative to the heat of the city, is one of the hotels in a converted villa overlooking Florence. Try www.mrandmrssmith.com/luxury-hotels/villa-cora for a late breakfast and morning swim, the perfect way to start the day.
WHAT TO DO
Two hours is the maximum for a museum tour except for the extremely hardy; but two hours is enough if you book a guide.
A great choice is www.contexttravel.com/cities/florence with which you can join a small group, generally a maximum of 6, with an expert local guide; visit the Uffizi gallery with an art historian or Taste truffles on a Florence food tour.
Alternatively ask your hotel to book a local guide for just you, in which case you can had the added pleasure of talking to a local over a coffee and pastry after your tour.
This will still leave you plenty of time for shopping and browsing. We recommend Ferragoma Museum on the Piazza S/ Trinta 5R
Ferragamo made shoes for Hollywood stars, including the stunning strappy Amalfi sandal, created originally in 1952 for Greta Garbo.
. Alternatively, the Audrey ballet shoe a low, oval heel and shell-shaped sole inspired by the Native American opanke moccasins, designed by Salvatore Ferragamo for Audrey Hepburn in 1954.
These and more are on display and for sale in the Ferragamo concept store [www.ferragamo.com/creations. Ferragamo’s creations is an exclusive collection of his most well-know historic styles offered in a limited, numbered edition.. Expensive, shoes start at around E450, but looking and trying on is free.
WHAT TO WEAR
After shopping, we suggest one of the many restaurants that do indeed overlook the Arno, each with a ‘Room with a View’, before a sort taxi ride back to the hotel.
We suggest a Coral & Co Kaftan / Resort Wear for your lazy breakfast and morning by the pool or aa casual lunch.
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