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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 What to Pack in Florence

Bring Sunglasses and a Hat

although the best time to visit the Renassiance City of Florence is in summer and the spring, it is best to bring a comfortable hat to shade you head and face from the heat that you would not...
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machomikemd
Jun 16, 2016

Bring A Powerful Zoom Camera and Smartphone

most people here in Virtual Tourist are the Baby Boomers and a few Generation Xers like me and hardly any millenials so don't expect some high tech reviews like how to use selfies sticks, best apps to...
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machomikemd
Jun 16, 2016

Books, maps, and audio tours

You are ready to head to Florence– you’ve confirmed the hotel, got the e-tickets for the flight, and made reservations for the dog at the kennel. But wait! Have you forgotten something? Other...
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brendareed
Jun 10, 2014

My guide books in Florence

Here are my guide books that provided me details about a geographic location, tourist attractions, or most interesting itineraries inFlorence.Casa Editrice Bonechi – Italy. “The Golden Book”....
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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Jun 16, 2012

Some like it hot

Although things tend to cool off at night, if you're an American and used to air conditioning, you may find that it is well worth your while to bring a small battery-powered fan with you, or to...
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Bunsch
Jun 02, 2011

June and July are veery hot

I went to Florence in August and while it is hot during the day, the air is cooler in the night.I was told that in June and July day and nights are very hot.So best way to wander around would be with...
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paoseo
Sep 08, 2006
 
 
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Bring Art & Architecture Book

Florence: Art & Architecture is a great resource when you're visiting Florence's many museums. This invaluable book contains great descriptions of may works of art and architecture in the...
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Hopkid
Mar 10, 2005

Pack light!

My best advice when travelling to Florence is to pack light - you never know how much shopping you may do whilst there!!Also, cobble stones don't make it easy to drag luggage from the train station to...
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sue_stone
Nov 22, 2004

Be prepared

I didn't stay very long so I didn't need a lot of bags. You can always have a taxi or bus take you somewhere else around town but if you plan on walking from your arrival point to your...
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bpwillet
Feb 24, 2004

Bringing a laptop? Need an adaptor?

In the summer it is hot as hell and the city goes ultra-casual,so just leave the ugly white tennis shoes at home. Florence is very laid back in the summer. Very easy to find all types of adaptors...
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mariocibelli
Dec 25, 2003

Packing...

Take a comfortable backpack and a daypack too...you will probably need to carry a bottle of water, camera etc so it's handy to have a small pack... Good walking shoes are a must because you will walk...
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CandS
Sep 27, 2003

Ear Plugs!

Florence is a charming city of narrow streets and stone pavements -- all make sound echo. If staying in the city, bring earplugs to help you sleep through all the noise of motorscooters, cars,...
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SinglDiver
Jan 02, 2003

Packing List

Study Abroad I just wanted to mention that if you want to get this type of view of the Florence Duomo, go to the Palazzo Vecchio, all the way to the top, day or nightime (before 10 p.m.) and it is...
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Patricialuv
Aug 24, 2002

Packing List

Study Abroad I really like this picture...the building you see closest to the picture is the Uffizzi Gallery, one the most famous art galleries in the world. Then you see the high tower of the...
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Patricialuv
Aug 24, 2002

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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Borgo San Jacopo 14, Florence, Tuscany, 50125, Italy
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Via Santa Caterina d'Alessandria 7, Florence, Tuscany, 50129, 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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Top 5 Florence Writers

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"FIRENZE - FLORENCE"
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"My Relationship With Firenze"
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"weekends in Florence"
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"Firenze -Florence - Florenz - Florencia"
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