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Posh, Italian-style: The Westin Excelsior
Italy is the garden of Europe, Tuscany is the garden
of Italy, Florence is the flower of Tuscany.
Crooned during the days of Michelangelo, these words still hold
true for bella Firenze, a living art museum and a hub for
food, wine and fashion.
Filled with frescoes, precious woods, inlaid marble and antiques
are the 107-room Grand Hotel Florence and the neighboring 168-room
Westin Excelsior, both managed by Starwood. Together they offer 14
Beyond the famous sites the Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery hidden
treasures include the San Miniato church, set above the picturesque
Piazza San Michelangelo.
Shop at the Central Market for dried porcinis and small-press
• CARLA BENINI
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