Skirting the edges of unusual Florence
Under-explored narratives in the capital of Tuscany.
There’s much more to Florence than Renaissance art and Medici riches. At the same time, getting off the beaten path isn’t always what’s needed: sometimes you just need to look at the city’s major attractions, stories and streets with a magnifying glass. What do we mean, exactly? Within the city’s familiar, history textbook-friendly fabric, there are plenty of under-explored narratives: juicy gossip, sizzling romances, secret jealousies and not-so-secret feuds. You don’t have to go way too far to find them.