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.

Americans in Florence: Sargent and the American Impressionists

Palazzo Strozzi continues its tradition of programming exhibitions that intrigue both visitors and locals alike. Their newest show “Americans in Florence: Sargent and the American Impressionists,” once again reflects the strong connections between the United States and Italy with a selection of works from artists such as John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Frederick Childe Hassam, and more.

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Where to Rent a Wheelchair in Italy

In keeping with the spirit of our mobility program services, we have put together resource lists for wheelchair rental in our various cities. The Italian cities in which we operate face their own unique challenges, from the bridges in Venice to the cobbled streets to Rome. While some museums do provide foldable wheelchairs, their quality and availability can be variable and limited to that particular site. The following is a list of pharmacies and medical supply stores that provide wheel chair rentals.

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What to Do in Florence: 5 Offbeat Sites and Museums

While millions of visits flock to tour the Uffizi Galleries or peer at Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia, Florence hosts a wealth of sites and museums, some more off-beat than others. Whether for the repeat visitor who wants to try something new or a discerning newcomer looking to move away from the pack, here are our top five suggestions of off-beat sites and museums to visit in Florence.

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Off the Beaten Path: Tours in the Public Interest

At Context, our philosophy has always been about promoting and protecting the cultural heritage in each of the cities in which we operate. This heritage most familiarly comes in the form of monumental sites such as the Colosseum or iconic…

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