“Despite the fact that it’s muggy, searingly hot, and more crowded than a sports bar during the Euro Cup finals, summer is the most popular time of year to visit Florence.
If you want to really enjoy the city in the high season, however, you should do as the locals do. Stay inside during the hottest hours of the day, take advantage of the breezy hills that surround the city, and spend your evenings outside. Dining al fresco—already a popular proposition in most seasons in Florence—has become institutionalised this year with the installation of permanent “terraces” outside restaurants and cafes around the city.”
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