The Atlas Obscura Guide To Florence
29 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Florence, Italy
Updated January 31, 2023
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From street food to lavish feasts, piping-hot coffee to smooth aperitivos, folk songs to opera, hilltop farms to urban wilds, immerse yourself in the greatest culinary and cultural experiences of Naples, meeting lively local Neapolitani for whom this is the only way to live.Learn More
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Podcast: Galileo’s Middle Finger
Investigating a renowned scientist's iconic digit.
by The Podcast Team
6 Groundbreaking Women You Didn’t Learn About in History Class
Meet the painter, the pilot, the author, and other "firsts" who paved the way.
by Sarah Durn
In 14th-Century Florence, Some Residents Socially Distanced While Others Hit the Bars
A contemporary debate would feel familiar to Europeans alive when the Bubonic plague arrived.
by Rachel Ashcroft
The Coronavirus Is Bringing Back Florence's Wine Windows
This isn't the first time they've come in handy during a pandemic.
by Matthew Taub
The Many Lives of Demogorgon, From Scribal Error to 'Stranger Things'
How vague and various descriptions made a medieval mistake into a lasting horror.
by Daniel A. Gross
A Nun's 450-Year-Old 'Last Supper' Makes Its Museum Debut in Florence
Plautilla Nelli was likely the first woman in history to paint the iconic biblical scene.
by Karen Chernick
One of Florence's 'Wine Windows' Is Open Once More
It's a reminder of when Florentine families sold wine from their palace cellars.
by Lisa Harvey