Admire the frescoes of Giotto, look in at the nave of the basilica and the tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavelli, and the cenotaph of Dante. Join the horde of tourists in the cloister, now the Museo dell'Opera, and stand transfixed before the bronze of Saint Louis of Toulouse by Donatello. Linger in the Pazzi chapel, admiring its dome decorated with glazed ceramics by Luca della Robbia. Then head straight to Vivoli for a pear-caramel or chocolate-orange ice cream.
A small dairy converted into an ice-cream parlour in 1932, Serafino Vivoli has built its reputation on its unparalleled knack for whipping cream. The Florentines consider it the best in the city for its homemade ice cream crafted from seasonal ingredients and served in cardboard pots. Make the best of this gourmet break and explore this authentic neighbourhood left unscathed.
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