- The Washington Times - Friday, May 23, 2003


Alitalia operates daily nonstop flights from New York to Milan and Rome, with

connecting flights or trains to Florence. United Airlines flies nonstop from Washington to Milan.

Useful addresses

Hotel Savoy, Piazza della Repubblica 7, 50123 Florence; 39-055-27-351. The Savoy is located in the center of Florence, within walking distance of all the major museums. It’s an elegant hotel owned by the Rocco Forte chain. Service is excellent, and the hotel is wittily decorated with hats and shoes reflecting Florence’s commercial fame.

Angels restaurant and wine bar, Via del Proconsolo 29/31, 50100 Florence; 055-23-98-762. Angels is a trendy mix of New York and European high fashion, done in black and white, with New Age background music. Don’t be deceived; the food is first-class.

Del Fagioli, Corso dei Tintori 47, 50122 Florence; 055-24-42-85. A typical, not too expensive, small Florentine restaurant near Santa Croce.

Enoteca Pinchiorri, Via Ghibellina 87, 50122 Florence; 055-24-27-77. Considered by many to be the best restaurant in Florence. Very expensive and hard to get into in the summer.


www.stillclassical.org — for information on the Still Classical exhibit.

C.A.F. Tours, Via Roma 4, 50123 Florence; 055-28-32-00; www.caftours.com. This company offers one-day tours from Florence to various Tuscan cities as well as Umbria, Venice and Rome. Knowledgeable English guides accompany each group, and local guides take over in the respective cities.

Assoc. dei Guidi Turistico Fiorentino, www.florenceguide.it. For anyone wishing to have a private guide in Florence, the Association can provide licensed English-speaking guides. The cost is about $150 for two to three hours for up to eight persons. There are about 500 licensed guides in Florence.

The Blue Guide for Florence by Alta Macadam is an excellent comprehensive guidebook. A handy booklet of maps is the Florence volume in the Knopf City Map Series.

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