Italy


Florence, Italy: Why Tourists Like Me Love This City

It was my brother Raffy’s first time to visit Europe, so we made a deal to extend our Euro family vacation in Florence. Like any bargain hunter, we opted to try good old AirBnB for our accommodations. After reading through pages and pages of apartment options, we picked a spacious loft right smack in the middle of Firenze’s tourist area. Just outside our place was Il Porcellino (Italian for “boar”). Found near the entrance of Mercato Nuovo, tourists rub the boar’s snout for a return trip to Florence, just like throwing a coin in Rome’s Trevi Fountain. My wife and I snubbed the boar and went straight for the leather bags sold in the market.

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