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Florence Concert and Dinner
"Your evening starts in the charming neighborhood of Oltrarno on the south side of the Arno River. Make your own way to a traditional Florentine restaurant where your table awaits. Then sit back and relax as the friendly waiting staff serve up your meal. Select a budget-friendly set menu with Chianti wine or upgrade to enjoy a choice of traditional Tuscan dishes from an à la carte menu. Wine is not included with the à la carte option but a wide selection is available should you want to order a bottle at your own expense. See the Itinerary for sample menus. After dinner take a short stroll into town to St Mark's Anglican Church
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Boboli Gardens: Discover Florence with Your Family
"The park hosts centuries-old oak trees sculptures fountains and offers peaceful shelter from the warm Florentine sun in summer.  I the fall you'll see the majestic beautiful colors of the changing foliage and smells of blooming flowers in the spring.There are numerous beautiful buildings throughout including Grotta Grande (the Buontalenti Grotto) divided into three sections decorated with remarkable examples of Mannerist sculptures.   What you will learn:Kids: information about the Italian garden; stories and court costumes;&""
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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
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Great shops!

Around the Duomo are loads of streets with millions of great little shops. Intimissi is a chain of really lovely underwear shops (i saw three of them in Florence) and its really cheap. I got a lovely vest and pants for €13.

There is also a lovely china shop just off from the Duomo where i got a little teapot with a Lautrec painting on it.

We also got most of our souvenirs for presents in Florence. There were loads of stalls selling aprons with Bottecellis Venus' body on or boxers with David's "bits" on them for about €5 so we stocked up on those.

Also a few nice pottery shops which i could have spent a fortune in and on Ponte Vecchio there are a lot of gorgeous jewellery shops.

My advice would be to go to the Duomo and then explore all the surrounding streets. There are lovely clothes, shoes, jewellery, stationary and sweet shops - i just wish we had more time there.

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Jul 08, 2008

Great shops

Via Pietrapiana is a great place for shopping there are lots of small stores with clothes, shoes, houseware and lots of antiques shops. A nice place to have a drink after all the shopping is the Bar at Piazza S. Ambrogio or go around the corner and either eat cheap and good in the mercato or not so cheap but spectacular at "Il cibreo".

What to buy Clothes!! Shoes, shoes, shoes!

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Dec 03, 2002

Women's Clothes/Handbags/Shoes: GUCCI-Best Prices

What to buy Gucci ---- Here you can but clothes . handbags, etc. The best of the best. Around the suranding area you will see many other major designer stores. Not to be missed!

What to pay The prices here are considerable less. It is worth taking the extra mile to save BIG $$$$$.

Nov 16, 2006

La Rinascente: Upscale Department Store

If you need to pick up an item (I needed tights) and/or need to kill an hour or 2 in the middle of the day, check out La Rinascente. It is open from 9am to 9pm.

What to buy This store is basically on par with Bloomingdales (as opposed to La Standa or Coin which are more like KMart).

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Aug 02, 2005
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Expensive!: where to spend money

While in florence you can´t miss the shops. The entire centre of the city has shopping streets. Most shops sell clothes or something simulair. There are clothesshops from all the famous brands.
But they are not cheap.

One store even names itself: Expensive !

What to buy All brands of fashionable clothes.

What to pay Lots of €...

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Feb 09, 2003


We found a number of really good, affordable clothing stores on the street right before you cross over the Arno on the Ponte Vecchio. If you are facing the bank with the Boboli Gardens with the Duomo behind you, go to the street to the left before going over the bridge (borgo S. Jacopo A).

What to buy Just remember the sobering fact that Italian women do not have large breasts or hips. Also, they seem to be much more comfortable wearing extremely tight clothing then we do here in the States.

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Aug 02, 2005

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Basilica Santo Spirito

On our way to the church of Santo Spirito, we found a really nice local market in the piazza in front of the church on the evening we were there. It looked more like a flea market and has reasonable...
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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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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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Piazza degli Uffizi

The Palazzo degli Uffizi (Uffizi Palace) was built between 1560 and 1580 to house the administration of the government. The beautiful building was designed creating an U-shaped building with two long...
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Il Porcellino

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