Alexa Schnee, Florence Local Expert

About Alexa

Currently residing in Florence, Alex is a travel writer and author. She is addicted to coffee, reading, and seeing new places. She has been to near fifteen different countries in Europe, all without spilling her cappuccino.

She's the author of Shakespeare's Lady, and is a recent graduate of Sarah Lawrence College in New York, where she resided for two years. When she isn't on the road, you will most likely find her in the Uffizi Gallery or working on her next novel.

Special Interests

Alexa knows a lot about:

  • music
  • food and wine
  • cheap activities

Alexa's Special Recommendations for Florence

Alex says, "Don't leave Florence without a night in Santo Spirito--there's always something going on, even on a week night!"

10Best Lists by Alexa Schnee

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Have a Merry Christmas in Florence this Year

Florence is another magical European city that seems to light up when Christmas comes around. Not only can you find a number of sweets and treats you have to try during this time of year, but there are also plenty...


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Feels Like You're Home in Florence, Italy

There's nothing like feeling at home in a new place. Florence gives you access to plenty of restaurants throughout the city which make you feel as though you can relax and enjoy your time abroad while tasting some...


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Take an Afternoon and Shop in Florence

  Formerly the shopping capital of Italy, Florence has quietly been subdued by some of the bigger cities. However, you won’t find some of the same kind of items in Milan or Rome. Florence remains the best place...


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