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FLORENCE TRAVEL GUIDE
What to eatBistecca alla fiorentina (T-bone steak usually served rare), ribollita (vegetable and bread soup) and pappardelle al cinghiale (pasta in a wild boar sauce). See our breakdown of Italian cuisine by region!
What to bring backRustic Tuscan ceramics, Tuscan wine (Chianti!), Italian leather goods (shoes, bags or gloves), stationery (boasting the Florentine marbled paper technique) and gold jewellery (treat yourself on the Ponte Vecchio!).
Fun factYes, Paris has the Louvre and Rome, the Sistine Chapel, but according to UNESCO, Florence is home to a third of the world’s greatest art treasures. Here’s a sampling of those treasures: Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus and Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation (at the Uffizi Gallery), Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia Gallery and Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise at the Florence Baptistry.
IMPORTANT INFOFor more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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