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  • 1. Cities Not to Miss Near Florence

    Siena is a well preserved Medieval town located 30 miles south of Florence. It is set on three hills. One of the main area in this town is piazza del Campo; a large scallop shaped square. It is...

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  • 2. Where to find Great Views

    OK, so I haven't made a dime on this shot but it has been seen by several million Minnesotans and anyone who has cruised the VT "Top 10" lists. We were doing our Sunday session with the newspaper...

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  • 3. How to avoid waiting in lines

    Would you like to see the David without any crowds? Would you want to visit the David and uffzi in 3 hours? We did it. It was one of the magical and surreal sights. Turning right and viewing the...

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  • 4. Where to find Great Shopping

    One thing I love about shopping in italy is that all the stuff they sell exudes a certain style and quality. This is esspecially true with regards to leather goods and clothing. We all know the...

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  • 5. Where to find Great Works of Art

    The master artist Michelangelo Buonarroti was from Florence. He lived and worked here until called to Rome by Pope Julius II to paint the Sistine Chapel. It is to Florence that Michelangelo would...

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  • 6. In General...

    Piazzale Michelangelo offers almost perfect panoramic view at the city and the River of Arno. I was using my DSLR camera with the long lens objective and got some pretty good photos. I only regret for...

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  • 7. Where to find Great Architecture

    Visit the Cathedral, the so called Santa Maria dei Fiori church, also known as the Duomo, which has some very cool and artistic colored windows and a modest but beautiful decoration inside. The...

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  • 8. Street Performers...or Beggars?

    I love all of Florence because after taking my History of Western Art course where we started with Florence.... Well, I fell in love with the city. When I actually had the chance to visit it, I...

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  • 9. Where to find Internet Access

    if you bring your laptop tod Florence, there are plenty of places to access to access free wi-fi remember to take your ID with you, to sign up. Moyo: (santa croce) - Via dei Benci popular cafe bar...

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  • 10. Don't Forget...

    Just down the street from the Duomo you will find the Florence Flea Market, a series of small stalls linning both sides of the street for quite a distance. You can find things like touristy things as...

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  • 11. People Watching

    When I first walked around the cities of Italy, I was taking photos of all the art and sculptures. I finally couldn't help but notice all the works of art that were the young Italian women all around...

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  • 12. Where to find Great Food

    Italians are famous for their ice cream, and Florence has so great icecream shops, some offering over 40 flavours. Forget about the calories, and ENJOY My daughter going into every icecream shop she...

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  • 13. Where to Stay

    The Relais il Canpanile is a fantastic hotel in Florence. It has a perfect location - one block from the Duomo and two blocks from the Accademia. Sarah , the owner is very friendly and helpful. The...

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  • 14. When to Travel

    If I had the choice of being in Florence in summer or winter, the end of November, December would win hands down. It might be a little chilly (sometimes very chilly) in the morning and evenings, but...

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  • 15. Where to find the Bronze Boar

    Master Pietro Tacca originally sculpted this bronze boar, located in front of the Mercato Nuovo, in the early 17th century. It is said that rolling a coin down its snout into the fountain brings...

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  • 16. Maps of the Area

    This map I found on the internet, it's pretty and shows you the villages in Tuscany. It would be a shame not to get out of Florence while you're there. The surrounding villages are just too beautiful!

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  • 17. Where to find Great Wine

    You best try some wine when in this part of the country for its world renowned. It's cheap and it's good. Drinking wine into the night talking to people from around the world staying at our hostel...

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  • 18. ATM Machine for Bank of America customers

    As a Bank of America customer (just in case I need more cash while I'm in Italy), I would look for a BNP Paribas automated teller machine. I have found this is...

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  • 19. Ponte Vecchio

    Ponte Vecchio is the only bridge to have survived WWII intact, while all the others were destroyed by the German army in 1944. The bridges were purposefully...

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  • 20. Piazza della Repubblica

    Originally, it was the site of the Forum, the heart of Florence in the Roman period of the town. Later, in the medieval times aswell, when the Mercato Vecchio...

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  • 21. Firenze Card

    This is a great card if you use it enough, but you need to figure out whether it makes economic sense for you to buy it. It costs 72€ (as of 2014) and is good...

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  • 22. where to go if you are feeling ill

    While in Florence, should you find yourself getting sick and needing some medication, stop in at the Farmacias (pharmacies) which can be found all around town....

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  • 23. world’s best gelato

    World’s best gelato – can’t count how many times I’ve heard that said! And you can find gelato everywhere in Florence, although it seemed there were more places...

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  • 24. Tourist Information Centers

    Be sure to look into the Tourist Information Centers around town – the busiest one is probably the TI next to the train station, but there are three others in...

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  • 25. Free water for your water bottles

    What could be better on a hot day in Italy than filling up your water bottle with fresh water for free?!? Florence has thought of this and came up with a...

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