Florence Local Customs

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    Not much to say here, other...

    by NineMiles Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Not much to say here, other than we found Italy to be the one country where English is spoken the least. That's fine of course -- we were the visitors you know. We managed to get along quite well, despite the occasional language barrier. Interestingly, we always received the same reply when we asked (in Italian) if someone spoke English -- 'A Leeeetle!' I kid you not. At least seven people uttered that exact phrase -- one of the more humorous memories of our trip.

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    amazing - the Medici collection

    by angiebabe Written Jan 30, 2014

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    Anna Medici, the last Medici died in 1743 - and bequeathed the vast collection of Medici's throughout the 300 years before her, to the city of Florence.

    the last Medici - 300 years to Florence
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    Stalin in Florence

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Jun 16, 2012

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    You can imagine how I was surprised when I saw a leaflet at a wall with a profile of Stalin and inscription “Viva Stalin!”. Don’t know what did it mean in July of 1996…

    Stalin in Florence
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    Bars in Italy

    by marie&ariel Written Jul 20, 2006

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    It's not what we call a bar in America. They serve yummy food and beer & wine are available. Prices are generally better than at the restaurants. The service is faster too.

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    Padloks on the Ponte Vecchio

    by fgfi Updated Aug 5, 2004

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    Lovers attach a padlock to any exposed metal on the Old Bridge, then throw the key into the Arno to demonstrate their eternal affection.

    Ponte Vecchio

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    Nobody is immune to charitable donations....

    by jadedmuse Written Jul 17, 2004

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    Most big cities have their share of homeless and downtrodden. Florence may have once been the home to famous people like the Medicis, but it's also got its share of underclass, too.

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    I found it wonderfully old fashioned to buy...

    by rozehill Updated May 19, 2004

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    I found it wonderfully old fashioned to buy breads, cheeses and hams by the weight, and not prepackaged from a panificio/alimentari. Good to be able to buy any amount .

    Weighing bread
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    Look out for speeding scooters

    by tompt Updated Aug 18, 2003

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    It seems everybody in Florence owns a scooter. This small vehicles race through the streets, so be aware!

    Parking of scooters is always done in groups.

    scooters

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  • Italian without an accent..

    by kedi+ Written Apr 14, 2003

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    Here is the place where Italian language is being talked without an accent.. The best Italian is being spoken here..

    Firenze..

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    A good horse deserves its lunch...

    by Sarita76 Updated Mar 19, 2003

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    I know, this is not much cultural... and no guidance is needed for this tip... but I liked this horse... and this section was the only possible one for my nice horse!

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    Socializing in the square!

    by Kodi01 Updated Jan 27, 2003

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    This is the place to meet, we found hundreds of people sitting on the steps and socializing.
    It is a beautiful place to meet to plan the night.

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    Electricity

    by keeweechic Updated Sep 19, 2002

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    The electrical current in Italy is 220 volts, 50 cycles alternating current (AC); wall outlets take plugs with two round prongs.
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    Art is everywhere in Florence...

    by acemj Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Art is everywhere in Florence and art, after all, is part of culture! This is a picture I took in Santa Maria del Carmine in Oltrarno of one of Masaccio's marvelous paintings.

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    Famous persons like...

    by sandravdp Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Famous persons like Macchiavelli and Michelangelo lived in Florence. On the picture: the house of Macchiavelli.

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    At Florence do you needa...

    by r_vank Written Sep 7, 2002

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    At Florence do you needa couple of extra eyes, to see all the beauty that there is.
    Its a famous city with a wide historical culture.

    A real place for artists and cultural lovers.

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