By Lisa Harvey
Sitting on the train from Rome to Florence, I look out over the passing landscape and realize that this fall break has come way too soon. And have heard confirmation of this statement echoing though the streets. It’s mid semester and no one is ready for it. The end is near, the calendar is full, and you’ve probably become so used to the swing of things in Florence you may have forgotten about what else there is to offer. No, I’m not going to tell you to go out to Piazzale Michaelangelo (but if you haven’t, go!) But there are some other secrets of Florence that can now be revealed seeing that you’ve exhausted all of your favorites.
If you’re missing your fall hikes like I am, Fiesole maybe a good option. Go up out of the smog of Florence and into the greenery and tourist-free living. Some have recently started venturing out into the hills of Florence. Check out some hiking information here.