Bad back? Chiropractor in Florence
General tip seems to be the only place to post this, and I think this is information worth sharing.
I was struck by the most painful bout of sciatica while I was visiting Florence. In agony, I asked my kind hotel proprietors to make some calls to get some help.
I saw a physio at the Static Centro Chiroterapeutico di Firenze. She said that although I could definitely benefit from physio, because my stay in Florence was just for the week, it was better for me to get treated by the Chiro. I then met the dynamic whiz Louis Robert Kinnard. It was a relief to find someone who could speak English to treat me.
I was very impressed. The treatment was thorough and effective (such relief!) and he gave me some things I could do to keep my muscles relaxed.
Treatment was 38 euros.
The Static centre is in Viale Bellefiore 50. Tel 055 333170-332001
THE UFFIZI GALLERY
THE UFFIZI GALLERY
Loggiato degli Uffizi, 6
The official page: http://www.uffizi.firenze.it/welcomeE.html
The virtual gallery: http://www.arca.net/uffizi/
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 8.15am-7.00pm
Closing days: every Monday, January 1, May 1, December 25.
Tickets: Lit. 12.000. Lit. 6.000 for European citizens over 18 and under 25. The access is free for Italian citizens under 18 or over 65 and for foreign citizens from those countries for which reciprocity holds. Tickets sale ends 45 minutes before closing.
Constructed in the mid XVI century by the architect Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) in the period when Cosimo de' Medici, first Grand Duke of Tuscany, was bureaucratically consolidating his recent takeover of power. Built in the form of a horse shoe extending from Piazza Signoria to the River Arno and linked with Palazzo Vecchio by a bridge over the street, the Uffizi were intended to house the offices of the magistrature (Uffizi = offices). From the beginning however, the Medici set aside certain rooms on the third floor to house the finest works from their collections; two centuries later, in 1737, thanks to the far-seeing generosity of the last heir of the family, Anna Maria Luisa, their collection became permanent public property.
If you enjoyed Michelangelo's...
If you enjoyed Michelangelo's David then why not take a detour to Vinci - the home town of Leonardo da Vinci who is purported to have posed for the David.
Vinci is situated off the main Florence-Pisa-Livorno motorway between Pisa and Florence - see more in the travelogue.
It's a high end boutique that offers a great selection of exclusive brands such as Balenciaga, Luella, Chloé, Mulberry, Marc Jacobs, Yojhi Yamamoto and many many others....It is also a venue for special art/design/music exhibitions/events.
You can shop online! Everything is special there. Have a look at the toys section. A lot
Hotels in Italy don't usually have restaurants, and when they do, they can rarely compete with the excellent eating establishments you'll find on every street. Eating is a serious business in Italy; people eat out more often, and for much less money, than in the UK. Italians are advanced food critics, as well as being cost-conscious, so the best recommendation for any restaurant is the presence of locals. In the centre of Florence, where tourist traps abound, it can be harder to find a good local trattoria. But it's not impossible: walk around a few streets at dinner time (after 8pm, if you can wait that long), comparing menus, atmosphere and clientele. Follow recommendations in guidebooks if you wish, but it can be much more fun to make your own discoveries.
In Florence, local specialities include steak (bistecca alla fiorentina) and tripe (trippa). Although not a Tuscan dish, the pizza has spread throughout Italy and there are pizzerie in Florence. If you eat pizza, though, make sure it is freshly cooked in a wood oven (forno a legno), not the heated-from-frozen kind you get in some smaller tourist eating places.
At least once in your stay, you might want to forget about unearthing hidden culinary treats or sticking to a budget, and treat yourself to meal in scenic surroundings. There are several bars and restaurants situated on picturesque Piazza della Signoria, where you can eat at outdoors tables facing the Palazzo Vecchio. We have also enjoyed a good meal at one of the small restaurants opposite the Pitti Palace.