Florence Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Pickpockets

    Pickpockets are fewer in Florence than in Rome and Naples but they are here. Gypsy kids are pretty obvious but tourists miss the real pros who look just like everyone else. Actually, the drunks and...

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  • 2. Shopping

    I don't really know what happened; my Italian isn't good enough, and the shopkeeper couldn't/wouldn't speak English. But is was a most unpleasant experience, and possibly worth relating as a...

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  • 3. Traffic

    Everywhere! Lots of people, surrounding buildings, mixing with spread statues, filling your photos. I was there in winter, so... I may imagine what happens in summer. It's "forbidden" to make a...

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  • 4. Taxis

    Even with the taxis using meters I got ripped off three times. Once was by not being familiar with the city and I took a taxi from the train station to the Hotel--which was 5 blocks away! It still...

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  • 5. Currency Exchange

    On our first morning in Florence, I inquired where I might cash the American Express Traveler's Checques that I had brought with me. She directed me to the bank and my son and I were off to get the...

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  • 6. Public Restrooms

    I don't have to tell you about the toilet situation in Floville. First of all, in Italy ALL toilets are considered public, in the since that you really cannot enforce the bathroom for paying...

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  • 7. ZTL

    Zona Traffico Limitata...restricted traffic zone.In common with many Italian towns and cities, Florence has (thankfully) restricted the traffic in its...

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  • 8. Don't Drink the Water

    If you see the sign shown in the first photo here:Acqua Non Bevible - Do Not Drink the WaterAlthough there are a number of places to get water from Italian...

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  • 9. Beware of Paparazzi!

    You say you are just an ordinary tourist minding your own business? You say that nobody would really care what you were doing? You never thought about those...

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  • 10. Under Construction!!

    No, not this page, but a lot of churches, monuments, pillars, etc.This obviously can be applied to many sights around the world that have been around awhile. In...

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  • 11. No Sleeping or Laying Around in Public Squares

    In order to keep the tourist coming through you will probably see a lot of local beat policemen and many policewomen keeping things "moving along". On 2...

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  • 12. The potholes in Florence!

    It was snowing when I was in Florence in 2009 and at that time I was there I noticed that there are no visible roads/street signs to warn pedestrians regarding...

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  • 13. Long queues at the Uffizi can be avoided

    You can buy your tickets in advance at the site below and avoid the very long queues. Be aware that you get a time on your ticket so you can't just turn up and...

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  • 14. ATM Card Skimming

    Using your ATM card to draw cash is a cheap and easy way for international travellers to pay their way. However, in Florence we came across what we believed to...

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  • 15. Festivi

    How is anybody from northern Europe to know that December 8 is the day of Santa Maria Immacolata and therefore libraries close, cafes close, post offices...

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  • 16. Booking online

    There are two museums with long queues and to avoid them, it's better to book in advance. I tried to use internet, but DANGER, I don't know if it happened with...

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  • 17. Uffizi-The greatest museum in Italy

    Here, ther a lot of valuable painting and arts placed in this museum. Because of this, thousand ppls visit this museum everyday. Make a reservation before you...

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  • 18. Drinks spiked

    Please be careful with your drinks in Florence. I am a young female student who was travelling in Europe in summer 2007. My friend and I went to Bar Astor near...

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  • 19. Don't go to Piazalle Michaelangelo Alone Women

    If you are a single woman traveling alone, I wouldn't recommend going to Piazzalle Michaelangelo alone...especially in the evening/at night. As I was walking up...

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  • 20. In train stations

    In train stations double check from which platform(binari in italian) your train would leave. Specially the local or regional trains as they do change tracks...

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  • 21. Cash

    This is a Warning tip rather than a Danger one. In many places such as museums and of course churches, they don't accept credit cards, so, take a big amount of...

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  • 22. street vendors

    yes it's true--the 'blanket vendors' are illegal but it is also illegal to purchase from them. If you buy a pair of sunglasses from one of these vendors you may...

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  • 23. The Kissing Man

    When I was in Florence, I found that there was a lot of unwelcome attention from men. While most of the guys were harmless, merely saying things to try and get...

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  • 24. Bogus car Park Attendants in Piazzale Michelangelo

    Beware of "bogus car park attendants" asking you to pay for the parking in Piazzale Michelangelo, which is actually free and there are signs around proving it....

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  • 25. Eurostar Steps Too High from the Platform

    If you take a Eurostar train into Florence (particularly if you're riding first class), be extremely careful before stepping off the train. In February my...

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