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Rough day? Time to visit the Rage Room, where destruction is encouraged

Toronto visitors are encouraged to ‘project their hatred and rage’ by selecting a weapon, donning protective gear, and demolishing furniture and crockery

Teeing off in the late afternoon, my wife surveys her target, winds up to swing and, with a sound like a thunderclap, drives the club into a garden gnome’s skull.

We are at the new Rage Room at Battle Sports in Toronto, where in exchange for $20 and a sense of composure, one may shatter, smash, or otherwise dismantle a variety of household objects.

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10 of the best ways to enjoy Florence … on a budget

Visit Florence’s famous museums and galleries for free, eat authentic Tuscan food in markets, and then head to a free film screening or dance performance

Combined tickets can offer great deals if you plan properly and use them to their fullest extent. The cumulative ticket to the Duomo Complex (€10 adults) provides access to the Duomo and its crypt, the Baptistery, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and Brunelleschi’s Dome; the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, a spectacular collection of original works from the Duomo and the Baptistery by artists such as Michelangelo, Ghiberti, and Donatello, is closed for restoration until November 2015. The Firenze Card (€72) is valid for 72 hours, during which time visitors can visit a litany of the city’s museums. The price also includes unlimited use of buses and trams. It’s a good buy for visitors planning strategic and intense museum-going. Additional perks include free Wi-FI access and priority entrance to sites.

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