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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.

You can find her at The Wayfaring Voyager.

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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Enjoy a Night Out in Florence's Hip Scene

Florence is one of the best cities in Italy to go out and enjoy the night. Not only is it incredibly safe, but it also features some fun locales where visitors can experience going out European-style. Whether you...


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Look stylish in Italy's former fashion capital

Florence was once the location of some of the best women's fashion in Italy. Although some of that has changed, you can still find most of the name-brand stores you have come to associate with high-fashion....