Florence Travel – Context Travel Blog

Looking for the latest news, updates, and opinions about Florence travel? Check here for reviews, previews, and thoughts on making the most of Florence, from our favorite bars to contemporary art galleries. Frequent travelers should also check back for insider city guides and tips for making the most of your Florence travel, put together by local journalists, chefs, and artists, and historians, as well as Context staff. From suggestions on how to make the most of the city’s attractions to our favorite spots off the beaten path, we provide an intellectually curious take on Florence travel.

The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing. In other words, to travel deeper. Deep travel helps build cultural bridges that foster tolerance and understanding. But it doesn’t just change travelers. It changes places, too. Deep Travel connects locals with smart, curious outsiders, making the world a little smaller and a little more connected.


Restaurant Review: Filipepe Tucked back in the side streets just down the hill from Piazzale Michelangelo, Filipepe is refreshingly free of Florence’s frantic restaurant-going crowd. Filipepe is an elegant take on modern Mediterranean lifestyle. The restaurant, designed by the architects…

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Finding a restaurant in the center of Florence that doesn’t evoke descriptors such as busy, traditional, or authentic, is rare. So stumbling on this classy little place just a block from the Duomo was quite a find. They forego the…

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