• Guide to Florence

    2 monthes ago - By Elite Traveler

    By Alexandra Cheney
    This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler .
    During World War II, the Germans bombed every bridge in the Tuscan capital except one: the Ponte Vecchio, which Hitler spared, alleging it too beautiful to destroy. Home to over 600 years of exceptional artistic activity, Florence's city center was deemed a Unesco World Heritage site in 1982, with the annotation that “the greatest concentration of universally renowned works of art in the world is found here.” The home of both Leonardo da Vinci and Carlo Collodi-the creator of Pinocchio, the...
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