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Nardia Plumridge

Nardia Plumridge

Nardia Plumridge is an award-winning editor and writer based in Florence, who has written for Time Out, Newsweek, Forbes, TIME, Lonely Planet and more. She is the author of ‘Lost in Florence: An insider's guide to the best places to eat, drink and explore’, which won Guide of the Year at the UK Travel Media Awards. 

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The 22 best things to do in Florence

The 22 best things to do in Florence

You’re going to fall in love with Florence. That’s a promise. This is the city of lurrve, after all, and if you’re lucky, you’ll probably fall in love with your travel companion while you’re there as well. So be warned.  The list of things to love here is never ending, from the Uffizi’s Renaissance magic to Michelangelo’s marble at the Accademia, and tons of great restaurants and food markets to stop at in between. There’s even little windows in the wall where a hand will serve you wine by the glass. You heard us! So if you’re ready to set your heart alight, here are the best things to do in Florence right now.  RECOMMENDED:📍 A weekend in Florence: the ultimate itinerary🛍️ The best shopping in Florence🍴 The best restaurants in Florence🏡 The best Airbnbs in Florence🏨 The best hotels in Florence This guide was recently updated by Florence-based writer Phoebe Hunt. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines. This guide includes affiliate links, which have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines. 

The 15 best beaches in Italy

The 15 best beaches in Italy

If you close your eyes tight and imagine a travel paradise, the best beaches in Italy might just be the image that comes to mind. Europe has plenty of fabulous beaches, but there is something about sitting by the sea in Italy that hits differently. In truth, there is something about Italy as a whole that hits differently, from its world-beating cuisine to its unbelievable range of attractions, landmarks, museums and galleries. There is nowhere quite like it. But we don’t need to worry about all that for now because we’re sipping wine on the beach. Italy’s best beaches are what tranquil dreams are made of, from popular resorts to quaint caves and coves. Do keep in mind that not all these beaches are free to enter, but all are worth the price to secure that sun-drenched seat. RECOMMENDED:🏝️ The best Italian islands📍 The best things to do in Italy😋 The best restaurants in Italy At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.

The 14 best places for shopping in Florence

The 14 best places for shopping in Florence

Along with Milan, Florence has long been one of the epicentres of the ‘Made in Italy’ movement. Home to Gucci, Pucci, Ferragamo and a host of other luxury designers, he high-end shopping spots here are some of the best in the business. Beyond flashy designer brands, the pocket-sized renaissance city is also filled with unique independent stores. Grand promenades such as Via Roma and Via dei Calzaiuoli slice through the main historic centre with all the big brands, while sleepy Sant’Ambrogio and the Oltrarno are where you’ll find more unusual treasures. Florence is as well known for its crafts and textiles as it is for its art scene, so it’s no surprise that this creativity leaks into its threads too. Fancy vintage garms and made-to-order jewellery, custom-made shoes and classic souvenirs? You’re in the right place. Here are the best spots for shopping in Florence. RECOMMENDED:📍 The best things to do in Florence🍴 The best restaurants in Florence🏨 The best hotels in Florence🏡 The best Airbnbs in Florence This guide was last updated by Phoebe Hunt, a writer based in Florence. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.