Where to go shopping in Florence
You don’t need to be a style expert to understand how important shopping is in Florence. This is a high-end city, and the best shopping in Florence is a conveyor belt of design houses, iconic names and organisations that have perfected the art of, well, looking perfect. If you want to find the threads to help you look your best, you’re in the right place.It isn’t all about the high-end here, believe it or not. Florence is famous for its textiles and crafts, a city of creativity where people create magic from simple beginnings, and it stands to reason that the city should have a fine roster of boutiques and more. Florence is a supremely stylish place (its medieval attractions and restaurant scene only add to the feeling), and splashing the cash here is a delight. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in FlorenceRECOMMENDED: the best hotels in FlorenceRECOMMENDED: the best Airbnbs in Florence
The 15 best beaches in Italy
It is a hard life. Tasked with choosing the best beaches in Italy, the Time Out team was forced to spend hours journeying around the country, testing out beach after beach before settling on the final list. It is a hard job, but someone has to do it.Europe has plenty of fabulous beaches, and the best in Italy are right up at the top of the table. Unfortunately, not all beaches are free of charge, and many require a fee to secure your sun-drenched seat for the day. Is it worth it? Do we even need to answer that question?