Vista del Ponte Vecchio
have a look at the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge). According to an ancient custom, it is bordered by houses. According to the legend, the poet Dante Alighieri met his loving girl, Beatrice, at the corner of the Ponte Vecchio.
Eventhough, she was younger than him and she married an other man, he was in love for her during his whole life.
Dante's House is on Via Santa Margherita, better known as Via Dante Alighieri! If you are near Palazzo Vecchio and ask the italian police (there are so many there!) :) They will help you for the right direction.
the street leading to ponte vecchio from the area of the duomo is where you can find lots of shops for leather goods especially gloves.
i bought a pair of black leather gloves with cashmere lining for about 45 euros. i think the price is ok for the quality of soft leather that i got and of course the cashmere lining helped too.
i use it all the time in the winter and it never fails to remind me of florence. so i got more than my money`s worth!
Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci (PERETOLA)
I cannot begin to say enough good things about the Florence airport. I am usually very critical of my city, but this is great. First of all it is 15 minutes from the downton, second as all the flights are within Europe (changing to International) the check-in time is 30 minutes before departure. So, if I am flying to NY and the plane leaves at 715, I wake up at 6. Much better than racing to Fiumicino (the ROme airport) having to leave home almost 5 hours before departure.
The airport is served by: Air France, Air Littoral, Swiss, Austrian, Tyrolean, Lufthansa, Alitalia, KLM, Meridiana, Brussels Air, and I think Air Transylvania (flights to Romania).
Daily flights to: Rome, Milan, Catania, Palermo, Cagliari, Bologna, Zurich, Nice, Barcelona, Paris, Munich, Franfurt, London, Paris, TImisoara (Romania), Vienna, Amsterdam and Brussels.
You can get to the airport by taxi, city bus (1 Euro, but 40 minutes from the station) and a private bus service (about 6 Euros).
Fish and "meet" restaurant
Artegaia is a very nice restaurant not in the city centre, just down the hill of Fiesole.
The atmosphere is very relaxing and comfortable. Basically a fish restaurant, (and fish is very fresh) Artegaia also propose a meat menu. I really like the mixed seafood appetizer but actually everything is delicious: pasta dishes, hand made desserts and nice wines.