Florence, or Firenze, is one of the world’s great art repositories, but there’s more to the Renaissance City than monuments and museums. While art lovers could stay busy for weeks doing the rounds of the Uffizi, the Accademia, the Duomo, and many others, the city also offers plenty to inspire foodies, fashionistas, and fans of the good life.
"Usually sophisticated shoppers make for better flea markets. That's why The Antiques Garage on 25th Street in NYC can be so much fun. So many designers and dealers show up there every weekend. The vendors buy for them so you can spot emerging trends. Of course lots of junk too. Amazingly I have found some truly valuable pieces at the end of the day after a lot of very savvy dealers have gone through. You just never know."