Baptistery - it has an octagonal plan with a pyramid roof.
Cathedral - it was begun by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1296 on the site of the ancient Cathedral of Santa Reparata.
Giotto's Bell Tower - with its square plan and height of 84.70m, it is a magnificent example of Florentine Gothic style.
Ill Fauno - sports bar
A treasure to behold.
This coven of a pub is a must for any sportsman, I was lucky enough to locate this through constant enquiry for a sports pub. With 6 TV's and a cosy atmosphere to say the least it's perfect for any man who wants to leave his wife in town shopping or any enthusiatst who does not want to miss that vital match whilst on hols.
Friendly and welcoming it's a must know whilst in Florence.
Italian Street Fashion
A winding street filled with tons of local vendors selling leather knock-offs and local goods. Good for people watching, cheap goods, and colorful photos. Leather shoes, leather belts, leather jackets . . . and did I mention leather??? :) Depends on how good you are at bargaining? Unless you're like me, and you mistakenly try to offer the guy more than what he just quoted you. :)
Bus Map of Firenze
One thing I dislike is going to a transportation site and having to look at a bus/train, etc. map one small grid at a time. I like to see an overview of the map, then be able to zoom into what I want.
These links open an .htm page that loads the map grids for the center of Firenze that are stored on the ATAF [Firenze public transportation] website. You can use your browser's scroll bars to see the sections of the map that you want
Bus Map - half-sized grids
Clicking on a grid opens the corresponding PDF file, which is higher quality and can be zoomed, printed, etc.
Shows which grids are covered
"La Habitacion Liquida" is small but very cute restaurants which offers cheap South American dishes called tapas. I've discovered it only by chance when strolling around, and it is situated somwhere behind the Duomo. Unfortunately, I don't remember the name of the street.
The stuff of this restaurant is unconventional and very friendly, something that miss to the most of the other restaurants in the town. A piece of tapas cost from 1-1,5 Euros only. Though, it is very sharp and not recommendable to those who suffers from indigestion. After tapas, you have to drink a lot of beer or at least two glass of wine.