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Finding Refuge in Florence: A Hotel Update

August 2017 Hideaway Report | By Andrew Harper

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A successful trip to Florence now requires a strategy. My recent visit was in April, which is not really high season, but the areas around the cathedral and the Piazza della Signoria were crammed with large tour groups and boisterous parties of schoolchildren brandishing selfie sticks. Having wandered about disconsolately for an hour or so, marveling at the endless queues waiting for admission to the Uffizi Gallery, I boarded the shuttle from the Belmond Villa San Michele and headed back up the hill to Fiesole, a 25-minute drive away.

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