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When to Go

The best time to visit Florence is between April and June and during September/October when the weather is usually good, and there are fewer tourists. It’s hot, humid and busy in July and August, while early winter can be surprisingly pleasant with fewer crowds.

Region: Italy

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The Westin Excelsior, Florence

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Fast Facts

Florence was divided into four quarters during the Renaissance: San Spirito, San Croce, San Maria Novella, and San Giovanni. Each quarter was named after the area’s most important church.

Leonardo Da Vinci was born in the lower valley of Florence’s Arno River.

The beloved children’s classic, Pinocchio, was written by Florence’s own Carlo Lorenzini during the late 1800’s. The author used the penname Collodi in honor of the Florence village where his mother was born.

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