For folks with absolutely no appetite for fine art and sculptures, Firenze boasts of many famous leather shops and designer boutiques... Let's see -- shop to your heart's delight at Versace, Prada, Ferragamo, Armani....and a host of many other famous boutiques!! Most likely, you'd be able to f ind lovely handbags, shoes, clothes here.... (you name it, they'd probably have it here!)....
Florence has lots of great art to see. However, we had just come from Amsterdam so we were all museumed out and we only had 1 day so we decided to just tour around Florence. We had a great time wandering through all of the street market stalls. Stereotypical girl thing to do I know (shopping) but we really just wanted to enjoy the sun and meet people.
It was really interesting talking to the street venders, they are not nearly as pushy as in some other places I've been to and they often quite happy to talk to you about 'must see' places in Italy and about your own country. We had some really great conversations with vendors who gave us great tips about what restaurants to eat in and good dance clubs (the one restaurant we tried was fabulous, though I can't remember the name. We never ended up going to the dance club).
We had a HUGE day at the markets, great prices on Leather jackets we brought up big.
Florence is beautiful... next time i would spend more time in Florence than Rome.
This is the sight of trading dating back to the 16th century. Today it is the scene of merchants selling a variety of items including plenty of leather goods.