Specially Passi chapel... Excuse me that I will talk about this church in this General information,Actually,I am more interested in the small church beside Santa croce,,,
Before I first time to Went to Firenze,I read a story about Medicis family who was the guardian of Firenze from 15 Century and the other small family-Passi family between these two family there is a story We could know...(It was when?fufu...)Passi family used to against the big Medicis family and had killed a lot of Medicis family members in the action,But a member of Medicis family who was still alive after this mischance and he could recover his family's power to beat Passi family quickly,He killed all the Passi family members who attanded the insurgence,There was a oldest member of Passi family who was also killed by this time,The left Passi family members slinkingly buried his body to the Passi chapel which is beside Santa Croce,But indignant
Midecis members didn't allow it,They went to Passi chapel to dug the body had buried inside of the chapel and chuck to the river to let it flew on the river until the other city Pisa...
So,Now you will probably understand that if you find this chapel,you will feel what... darkness or eeriness or..:P
My best advice when travelling to Florence is to pack light - you never know how much shopping you may do whilst there!!
Also, cobble stones don't make it easy to drag luggage from the train station to your hotel.... Make sure you bring comfortable shoes - you will walk and walk and walk in Florence.
I never bother with heels when travelling in Italy - too many cobble stones to contend with. Never leave home without your camera, and plenty of spare batteries, cf cards/films etc.
There are so many great photo opportunities in Florence. Another good reason to pack light - imagine if you ended up with a hire car like this one!!!
Explore the Side Streets
The main shopping streets in Florence are wonderful but if you take a detour down some of the little side streets, you will find smaller shops where you can find more unusual items, especially local crafts. I came upon one that sold bronzes... from huge garden statues to small ornamental pieces. Although the shop front was quite small, inside was a large workshop and showroom and every piece was a work of art. I fell in love with a figurine (for about £50) but thought it might be too heavy for my luggage so I didn't buy it and have regretted it ever since.
Take the tour bus
The Hop-on Hop-off double-decker tour bus a great deal!! 20 Euro for 24 hours. It goes to Fiesole, Piazelle Michelangelo, Pitti Palace and plenty in between. You can get on and off at any place around the city. We took it several times in a day and it was great!! The audio tour is a nice compliment to a great way to see the city.
Amon is an Egyptian who has been operating his sandwich shop in Florence for years. Friendly service and a fairly large menu. Standing room only. Best for lunch. "Falafal con humus" or "greek salat" are good vegetarian choices. The "kebob" is lamb or beef shaved off the spit. Most sandwiches are served in fresh pita bread and topped with your choice of lettuce, tomato, Egyptian sauce, and piccante sauce.