Maximise your time
The treasures of artworks - most famously Michelangelo's Il David, the misnomered Birth of Venus, Spring - like Rome whole tracts of the historic centre are a living breathing museum - Duomo, Campanile, Baptistery down to Piazza della Signore, the Loggia and theufizi gallery All of the above and 101 things more besides, although queues can be horrendous - 2 hours for the Galerria d'Uffizi in late August. Remember just about everything is bookable in advance - take a walk by the museum an hour before it closes and book for the next day
(Off to watch Rodley Scott's Hannibal again !)
Our first sightseeing stop was...
Our first sightseeing stop was the Galleria dell' Academia and Michelangelo's DAVID. Apparently, there normally are lines but we had none. Must have been our timing. My Academia Travelogue will give you an idea of the beautiful sculptures you'll see there.
go on a daytrip to fiesole,...
go on a daytrip to fiesole, the city that is much older than firenze with a nice duomo and a roman museum. you can easily get there with the bus leaving firenze's train station.
from fiesole you have a nice view over firenze.
Fun Club, but Hard To Find
After walking around for hours trying to find this club some cute American exchange student I met at the laundromat invited me to, the club turned out to be all right.
Hard to find, but fun. It's small. But the music was good and the crowd was all right.
Women: be prepared to be approached by any and all guys. Italian guys are forward, but not obnoxious. At least, from what I observed as a guy observing the pick up attempts. It was funny. They try to be slick. Don't remember.
What ever mood - Pizza or fine dining
This is really two tips in one. One evening we just wanted an easy meal so we ordered pizza, several of them in fact. Pear and gorgonzola, a caprese pizza and one with artichokes, sausage, and a few other items. Absolutely delicious. Two nights later we went back to the other side of the facility and enjoyed a fine dining experience, My veal cutlet was delicious and huge. The wine was excellent. Service great.