Your best guide to Florence, Italy!

Are you visiting Florence, Italy right now, or planning a trip here?

Don't you wish you had a friend who lived here — someone who could give you the inside scoop on what to see, where to eat, where to shop and more?

view of santa maria del fiore from torre di arnolfo

If your answer is "yes!" then this is the site for you.

A visit to Florence can be daunting and overwhelming if you're not sure where to go or what to do … or it can be magical and full of excitement and beauty.

We are Elyssa and Alessandro. We live in Rome and we visit Florence often.

Alessandro once lived in Florence as well.

Let us share with you our knowledge of Florence and what we love about it so much.

elyssa and alessandro on ponte vecchio

Want to know more about us and our life in Rome, Italy? Visit our page here.

Elyssa Bernard and Alessandro Bisceglie, Site Owners and Publishers, Rome, Italy residents and frequent Florence visitors

We live near Florence, and really know the city, on the ground.

We love to explore its art, architecture, culture, food, shopping, hidden gems, and much more.

Thanks to its proximity to Rome (only 1.5 hours by fast train!) we visit often and have friends here.

We love to explore all its nooks and crannies every chance we get.

Thanks to our Romewise website, we know the kinds of questions you have when you are planning your holiday or are already here.

And that's why we made this website. For you. So come on in and start exploring!

ponte vecchio with pink clouds

Let us help you turn your
too-short holiday in Florence, Italy
into a meaningful one!


A breathtaking view from the top of the Alta Cattedrale