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  • 51. Palazzo Strozzi

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    We stopped by the Palazzo Strozzi one evening to attend the exhibition on “Money and Beauty” – a show about Florentine bankers, Botticelli, and the Bonfire of the Vanities. It was in its final weeks...

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  • 52. Chiesa Di Santa Maria del Carmine

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    After visiting the Brancacci Chapel in this church, we headed out of the chapel entrance and were able to slip into the church through the front entrance (the entrance to the chapel is separate from...

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  • 53. Mercato Sant'Ambrogio - Sant'Ambrogio Market

    ...because that's the market where you might well find a bargain, in food or in clothes (or in junk). Sant'Ambrogio market seemed to me a 'proper' market, with barely a visitor to be seen when I...

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  • 54. Casa Buonarroti - Michelangelo's House

    The museum that exists in Casa Buonarroti is a bit deceiving. Based on the name of the house – and that it is advertised as Michelangelo’s house – one would think that this is where the great artist...

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  • 55. Daytrip - Countryside

    Want to escape the summer heat? The Parco dei Renai is only 30 minutes away from downtown Florence! Organized in collaboration with the WWF, Parco dei Renai, in Signa, offers nature trails, bird...

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  • 56. Capella Dei Pazzi

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    In a courtyard of church of Santa Croce is Pazzi Chapel (1430-45), a masterpiece in miniature by Filippo Brunelleschi with adjoining Museum of the Opera of Santa Croce, which is housed in the...

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  • 57. Calcio Storico

    Saint John the Baptist is the patron saint of Florence, and June 24 is his feast day. Florentines might appear smug about all this but don't let them fool you - St. John is their protector and has...

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  • 58. Biblioteca - Libraries

    I was anxious to see the vestibule steps leading to the reading room of the library – the architect was Michelangelo. The library itself has more than 15,000 manuscripts and early printed books. It is...

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  • 59. Museo Galileo - The History Of Science

    The Museo Galileo is a newly renovated and fascinating museum that is a great break from the visual arts that surround you in this city. This building houses a mind boggling collection of renascence...

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  • 60. Ponte Di Santa Trinità

    The first Ponte Santa Trinità was built out of wood in 1252. Tis bridge, however, is a bit of a tribute to poor workmanship. The wood bridge collpase under the stress of too much traffic in 1259, and...

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  • 61. Theatre & Opera

    If you're up in the North-West of Tuscany (Pisa/Livorno/Lucca) then the nearest and best thing is the Puccini Festival at Torre del Lago. http://www.puccinifestival.it/ Stunning event, all summer...

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  • 62. Bus Tours

    In order to help tourists get around and see all the sights of the city, Florence's ATAF (transportation commission) developed a bus route just for visitors. Tickets are valid for 24 hours and the...

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  • 63. Chiesa Dei Santi Michele e Gaetano

    The Church of Saints Michael and Gaetano is not really famous, but it stands out in comparison to Florence’s other churches. It was built in the early 1600s and designed by several people, who each...

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  • 64. Fortezza Da Basso & City Walls

    The Fortezza (or fortress) sits on the outskirts of the city of Florence, about a 15 minute walk from the Duomo. This military fortress is a great example of the celebrated Fortresses built by the...

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  • 65. Fiat 500 Tours

    I was looking for a different way to see Florence other than on foot and I ran across the 500 touring Club that has guided tours in Vintage Fiat 500's. The guide was very knowledgeable regarding the...

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  • 66. Museo Archeologico Nazionale

    http://www.firenzemusei.it/ This is where I bought my tickets for the Uffizi and for the Accademia when I went to Florence. You just click on the little British Flag in the upper right hand corner...

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  • 67. Basilica Di Santa Reparata

    The Duomo is a bit of a Johnny-come-lately compared to what occupied its spot before. A flight of stairs near the entrance leads down to the scavi of Santa Reparata; an early Christian/Medieval church...

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  • 68. Museo Palazzo Davanzati

    The Palazzo Davanzati is an old Florentine home the belonged to a wealthy merchant family. Built back in the 1300s and now a museum, it gives you the idea of how the wealthy lived in Florence. The...

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  • 69. Chiesa Dei Santi Apostoli

    We stopped in this little church, Church of the Holy Apostles, to see the architecture of a very old medieval style church. It was off the beaten path and tucked away in a very small piazza with a...

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  • 70. Chiesa Di Santa Felicita

    The Church of Santa Felicita is one of the oldest churches in Florence, established in 4th or 5th century. It is quietly nestled between the shops over the Arno River and its façade is partially...

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  • 71. Events

    Summer in Florence offers a ton of fun activities organized and promoted by the City of Florence and the Region of Tuscany: Jazz, pop, rock and classical concerts, opera, ballet, modern and ethnic...

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  • 72. Cycling

    We did a day tour of Tuscan Hills with 'Bicycle Tuscany'. It was well organised and the ride is very enjoyable and well planned. You do need to be fit, however, it's not impossible. The group had very...

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  • 73. Daytrip - San Gimignano

    In San Gimignano I went to see the Church of Sant'Agostino. It's on the Northern end of the town, a short walk from the Piazza Duomo.I loved the frescoes there. Some are from 13th century, but most...

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  • 74. Walking Tours

    We arranged a full day walking tour in the city for four adults through Tours by Locals. Elena Calissi was energetic, very knowledgable, and gave us a tour that will forever be remembered. We toured...

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  • 75. Great Synagogue - Tempio Maggiore

    Even if you are not Jewish you will be impressed with the beauty of the temple and its blue dome. So I hope you will take a tour. Stop in at the Chassidic run restaurant next door for lunch or dinner...

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