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GETTING THERE

Lufthansa and Swissair offer one-stop flights from Washington Dulles to Florence, Italy, with early December fares currently starting at $1,037 round-trip.

WHERE TO STAY

Granduomo

Piazza del Duomo 1/7

011-39-055-267-0004

www.granduomo.com

Charming hotel with apartment-style rooms and dazzling views of the Duomo. Doubles from $190.

Il Bargello

Via dei Pandolfini 33

011-39-055-215-330

www.firenze-bedandbreakfast.it

Simple bed-and-breakfast with modern amenities in central Florence. Doubles from $130.

WHERE TO EAT

Coquinarius

Via delle Oche 15r

011-39-055-230-2153

www.muledei.it/coquinarius.html

Casual yet sophisticated wine bar offering inventive salads and fresh pasta with a boutique wine cellar. Entrees start at $9.

Golden View Open Bar

Via de Bardi 64/58r, Ponte Vecchio

011-39-333-475-7400

www.goldenviewopenbar.com

Upscale restaurant serving seafood, meat and fresh pasta with extensive wine cellar, fantastic views and live jazz. Entrees start at $18.

Cantinetta dei Verrazzano

Via dei Tavolini 18r

011-39-055-268-590

www.verrazzano.com/en

Traditional eatery specializing in stuffed focaccia, meat and cheese plates and its own wines. Entrees start at $19.

WHAT TO DO

Taste Florence

011-39-388-169-6835

www.tasteflorence.com

A gastronomic excursion tasting Florence’s best food and wine. Florence Food Tour, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. until Nov. 15. Florence Food and Wine Taste Around Town, Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. year-round. Both tours $97 per person. Tour meeting points located near major monuments. Book online or by e-mail at tasteflorence@gmail.com.

INFORMATION

www.firenzeturismo.it/en

J.R.

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