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2-Hours Walking Tour in Florence
"Get an up close and personal experience of Florence on this 2-hour walking tour. If you choose the “Highlights of Florence” option you can visit the highlights of the city including the Duomo the Baptistery the Old Palace and the Ponte Vecchio.Or if you would prefer you can choose the “Oltrarno Slow Tour” option and leave the most common areas of the city and cross the Ponte Vecchio and stroll to Pitti Palace. You can also choose to purchase a ticket to walk through Boboli Gardens and Bardini Garden. With this optio you can visit the famous church and the square of Santo Spirito."
From EUR60.00
 
Boboli: The Gardens of the Royal Palace and Their Hidden Messages
"An itinerary to discover the Gardens designed for Cosimo I de Medici in 1562 which became a model for the European royal gardens. Boboli with its green architectures statues fountains terraces and grottoes is the first park in Europe where works of art hide meanings and allegories.On our 1.30 hour walking guided tour path we will meet stories and myths of gods and heroes imagined and represented by artists of many periods
From EUR56.00
 
Independent Florence Day Trip from Venice by High-Speed Train
"Make your own way to Santa Lucia station in central Venice and catch your train and travel to Florence independently. Train journeys from Venice to Florence can last up to 2.5 hours but your high-speed train shuttles you into the heart of Florence in just 2 hours. On arrival in the city head out to explore! How you spend your time in beautiful Florence — Italy’s second city — is up to you. Entrance fees to attractions and any meals are at your own expense.Perhaps visit Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s David sculpture or head to Florence Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori) to climb up the iconic Brunelleschi’s Dome. Relax in the calm of Boboli Gardens explore the bohemian Oltrarno neighborhood or walk up to the terrace at Piazzale Michelangelo to see the city’s most impressive panorama. Be sure to use your hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket to travel around town and visit top Florence attractio double-decker bus hop on and off around the city at any of the 15 stops
From EUR115.00

More General in Florence

Having VT Withdrawals ??

If you find yourself having VT withdrawals then get yourself to an Internet Cafe fast!!!A good one that I have found is Internet Train. It is an Italian wide chain, with 13 branches in Florence.Once...
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sue_stone
Nov 24, 2004

Piazza della Republica and the Arcone ( Big Arch )

The modern Piazza della Republica is on the site of the once Roman Forum.One of its greatest attractions is that it contains one of the original "doors" of the city when the city used to be surrounded...
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dvideira
May 31, 2004

losing yourself

Florence is compact and easy to get around on foot, and walking is definitely the best way to see the city.In the central (oldest) part of town, the narrow streets are closed to cars (except police,...
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dvideira
May 30, 2004

Scooters

As in other Italian cities, motorscooters are very popular in Florence. It's difficult not to notice it... ( you do remember to cross the streets with extreme caution )The reason of this is quite...
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dvideira
May 30, 2004

Museum of Science

It was starting to rain and it was kind of cold, so we decided to go check out the Museum of Science which is exactly what it is. It is not really a science museum but rather a museum about the...
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EllenH
Nov 28, 2004

A perfect guide book

There are lots of good guide books for Florence and the many museums. One of the best ones was given to me only after our trip, but that's not too bad, as I'm sure I wil be back and it will be very...
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christine.j
May 06, 2007
 
 
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Medici Family

The Medici family of Florence can be traced back to the end of the 12th century. They were the most influential family in the whole of Italy, with respects to the Albizzi's. The amassed much of the...
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Jmill42
Mar 26, 2004

Payphones

Payphones in Florence, and most of Italy for that matter, are almost completely worked with calling cards, not coins. The card that can be used are either the insertable cards (normally for local...
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Jmill42
Mar 26, 2004

Streets

There are number of streets in Florence which are of exceptional beauty. Some of them we admire because of its important historical sights or palaces, the others because we were captured by an small...
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croisbeauty
Sep 23, 2005

Chill out around the San Lorenzo area

San Lorenzois the city's second most important church but also a great place to browse for bargains and people watch.The San Lorenzo market fills the area around the Church of San Lorenzo. Many stalls...
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martystagram
Mar 04, 2004

Internet Points

One of the better internet companies I used along my trip was Internet Train. They have a few branches in Florence and the service is fast DSL. The computers were fairly good, as well. You go in pay...
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Jmill42
Apr 01, 2004

Important Words To Learn

There are five important words to add to your Italian vocabulary.Permesso- when you want to pass someone or through a crowd of people when you are on the bus and want to get off, for example, use the...
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ForestqueenNYC
Nov 24, 2006

Santa Croce

The magnificent Gothic of Santa Croce (1294) contains the tombs of many famous Florentines, including Michelangelo and Galileo. The spacious, airy interior is enhanced by the radiant frescoes of...
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KiNyA
Jan 08, 2004

The Bargello

The Bargello was built in 1255 as the city's town hall. It was the the oldest seat of gvernment surviving in Florence. In the 16th century it was the residence of the chief of police and a prison:...
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KiNyA
Jan 08, 2004

Top Hotels in Florence

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Viale Michelangelo 1, Florence, Tuscany, 50125, Italy
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Via Martelli 10, Florence, Tuscany, 50129, Italy
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Piazza Ognissanti 1, Florence, Tuscany, I-50123, Italy
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Via dei Tornabuoni 1, Florence, Tuscany, 50122, Italy
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Piazza Santa Maria Novella 7, Florence, Tuscany, 50123, Italy
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Borgo San Jacopo 14, Florence, Tuscany, 50125, Italy
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Top Things to Do in Florence

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Il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore

the famous Bell Tower was started by Giotto in 1334 but he dies in 1337 and the tower was finished by Francesco Talenti in 1359 and has a measurements of 84.7 metres tall and approximately 15 metres...
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Ponte Vecchio

one of the most famous Bridge around the world can be found in Florence along the banks of the Arno River. Ponte Vecchio is one of the three old bridges along the Arno River (the other ones nearby are...
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Climbing The Duomo

The first time we were here, years ago, we climbed to the top of the campanile, so this time we took on the Duomo. It is a daunting climb of about 460 steps, but you get interesting views inside a...
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Pitti Palace - Palazzo Pitti

I guess that this is not how things work, but (a kind of illegal) we were able to enter the garden of Palazzo Pitti. When we arrived I had my mind set on visiting the garden, but did not realize that...
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Galleria dell'Accademia

the most popular museum in all of Florence will be the Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze (Gallery of the Academy of Florence), located a stone's throw away from Piazza San Marco. This is where the...
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David Statue

The star attraction in Piazza Della Signora before was the famous David Statue Made by Michaelangelo in 1504 as to symbolize the defense of civil liberties embodied in the Republic of Florence by the...
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"FIRENZE - FLORENCE"
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"My Relationship With Firenze"
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"Firenze -Florence - Florenz - Florencia"
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