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  • Piazza Santa Maria Novella - Chillin' in Autumn
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    Walk on the WIld Side Part 1

    by mariocibelli Written Sep 21, 2004

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    Part of the charm of Florence is seeing how the city changes during the day. One of the best times for a walkabout, is first thing on Sunday morning like at 7 or 8 AM. THere is practically nobody out and with good sun, you have the place to yourself and can take photos till your viewfinder falls off without having to worry about the tour groups.

    The Lungarno
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    Walk your buns off - and get a good picture

    by skywalkerbeth Written Jul 25, 2006

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    If you want a good view, you gotta climb! I walked up up up to the Piazzale Michelangelo and snapped away. May is just the best time to go - sunny, not too hot, and maybe a little crowded but not bad. You can also visit San Miniato al Monte, which is a beautiful 11th century church. I could see it from my hotel which was great at sunset!

    San Miniato al Monte

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    Another side of Florence

    by kenyneo Updated Oct 23, 2004

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    Climb Keny climb ...
    So shout Rene from behind ...
    We will be up in no time ...
    Up the Biboli garden of mine...
    You shall throw away the Firenze in mind
    Coz what you see will be a different kind !

    If you think Florence is a sea of red and burnt orange red roof ..then you should think again. The hike up the Giardino di Biboli ( Biboli Garden) and ( Palazzo Petti ) Petti Palace is definitely worth it !!

    To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

    - Oscar Wilde

    Florence is not only  orangey ,red roof
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    Walking and window shopping in Florence

    by SLLiew Written Oct 2, 2006

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    I enjoyed walking the streets of Florence - passing world famous branded Italian high fashion shops. Great way to for window shopping. What surprised me was the entreprenuer of many road side sellers of African descent in front of these shops. What a contrast.

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    Florence at night

    by guell Written Feb 25, 2003

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    After watching the sunset from Piazzale Michelangelo, we walked back to the center of town. As we walked along the Arno River, we discovered that Florence at night is completely different but just as beautiful as Florence during the day.

    The Arno River with Ponte Vecchio in the back
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    Walk on the WIld Side Part 2

    by mariocibelli Written Sep 21, 2004

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    Part of the charm of Florence is seeing how the city changes during the day. One of the best times for a walkabout, is first thing on Sunday morning like at 7 or 8 AM. THere is practically nobody out and with good sun, you have the place to yourself and can take photos till your viewfinder falls off without having to worry about the tour groups.

    The Lungarno (Day) like you cant tell!

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    Walking the streets.

    by wilocrek Updated Jan 12, 2008

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    Like most Italian cities, Florence is a pleasure to walk through. Whats particularly unique about the streets of Florence is that they are long, straight and narrow. The buildings brush right up against the sidewalks on both sides and so even though none of the buildings look higher then 3 to 4 stories, they seem a lot bigger while walking the streets because of how cramped everything is. Even on a bright sunny day in Florence, if your so lucky, the streets seem to always be in the shadows and the Duomo always seems to loom large at the end of every street!

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    Walk Walk Walk....

    by chery08 Written Jul 23, 2005

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    You gotta walk alot to uncover the whole city... and it's really nice feeling walking in the streets of Florence...You will bump into some little surprises...man sellings things on the streets... people performing on the streets.. some drawing on the floor..that's so interesting~~... i LOVE it~~~~

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  • The city itself

    by Mitjo Written May 23, 2006

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    It might be obvious thing to say, but the first thing anyone who arrives to Florence should do is just to walk around and look for the architecture. It doesn't matter where you go in the city, you can still see unique buildings, large piazzas and narrow alleys which all make a large part of your experience. Sometimes it is worth to go far as possible from Piazza de la Signoria, sit down in some quite street and just look people passing you buy.

    Oo'h, what a cliché, but it works for me.

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    Exploring Florence

    by wanderlust23 Updated Feb 5, 2004

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    You must also take a walk around the city around dusk. The city becomes abathe in an orange glow. It's breathtaking and makes for the best photos. (Also check out some other sunset pics in the Piazalle Michelangelo travelogue).

    Florence at sunset

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    Florence is a city for...

    by Amiga Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Florence is a city for walking, shopping and window shopping to your heart's content. Leather, fashions, shoes, lovely handcrafted jewelry made by artisens in their own shops and art galleries. I wanted these sandals badly, but somehow ended up with only the photo.

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  • The best way to see Florence...

    by anna15 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The best way to see Florence is walking. When You walk in the historical center and you will feel deeply involved by the hostorical monuments that are really breath taking. Don't miss to visit the Cathedral or as we Italians call it: il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore -, il campanile di Giotto (Giotto's Tower), Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce, very notable churches, Palazzo Vecchio, The Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Santassima Annunziata and il Giardino di Boboli (Boboli's Gardens).

    Above all, don't miss to go to Piazzale Michelangelo. From over there, you'll enjoy a beautiful sight of the town.

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    The most wonderful walk in...

    by JaumeBCN Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The most wonderful walk in Florence begins at the Piazza del Duomo and ends at the Ponte Vecchio, passing through the Piazza della Signoria, the Florence political and social centre for ages. The Palazzo Vecchio is nowadays the town hall and it stands out the Palazzo dei Cinquecento includings works by Michelangelo or Vasari.

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    Dos buenas alternativas fuera...

    by fga Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Dos buenas alternativas fuera del circuito cultural, son el viejo Mercado Central, y la Officina Profuno Farmaceutica de Santa Maria Nevella, la farmacia más antigua del mundo, que es un edificio con bellas arañas y anaqueles en madera. Y para descansar al aire libre, nada mejor que los Jardines Boboli del Palazzo Pitti, especiales para el relax.

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    Absolutelly must take a walk...

    by DanaK Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Absolutelly must take a walk on the bridge!
    Ponte Vecchio - the oldest surviving bridge in the city was built in 1345, the last in a succession of bridges and fords on the site that dated back to Roman times... Today comes as much to admire the vews as to browse among the antique shops and specialized jewellery shops.

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