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The 22:14 Allegro Tosca Sleeper Train From Florence To Vienna Fog, stars, sleeping cars and sleepless nights

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We boarded the train in Florence station at just a little after 10:00pm with a rugged bunch of backpackers, ageing Austrian couples and young parents eager to fully experience Europe with their sleep-deprived children. Florence had been an intriguing town once. It still is when one considers it on purely aesthetic grounds. What with the beautiful amber glow that dresses …

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Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli | Florence One of Florence's oldest and most serene churches is also one of its least visited

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If you take a short stroll down the Borgo Santi Apostoli, just moments from the River Arno and the Ponte Vecchio, you’ll find my favourite piazza in Florence: Piazza dell Limbo, and within this quaint square, the stunning Santi Apostoli Church – and a moment of solitude in an otherwise hectic and overcrowded Tuscan city. As one of the oldest …