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  • Where to find Great Works of Art
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  • Where to find Great Works of Art
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  • Where to find Great Works of Art
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  • 1. 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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  • 2. 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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  • 3. Where to find Great Views

    Situated on the hilly patches of Tuscany and bisected by the polluted-but-pretty Arno River, there is no denying that Florence is heart-achingly scenic and romantic. One of the greatest (and cheapest)...

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  • 4. 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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  • 5. 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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  • 6. In General...

    The cheapest and most useful way to visit Santa Maria del Fiore (Florence Duomo) complex is to purchase the combined ticket. For a mere 10€ each person it allow to visit the Cathedral, the Baptistry,...

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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. 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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  • 12. 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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  • 13. 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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  • 14. 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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  • 15. 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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  • 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. 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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  • 19. 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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  • 20. 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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  • 21. 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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  • 22. 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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  • 23. Arno - the second river after Tiber

    The Arno is a river in the Tuscany region of Italy. It is the most important river of central Italy after the Tiber.It crosses Florence, where it passes below...

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  • 24. A "book club meeting" in Florence

    Next to traveling, literature is my biggest passion so it should come as no surprise that I've been a long-time member of an online book club. Just like VT,...

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  • 25. Take the Florentine Walk

    Florence is such a walkable city. Starting at the Dome, where one can always call home, as in base, is the best way to begin. Go inside the church, or clime...

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