Florence Things to Do

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  • 26. Convento Di San Marco

    the Basilica San Marco is a huge church complex with a convent (now a museum) of which lies along the Piazza San Marco in Florence. This church was founded in the 13th century by Silvestrine monks...

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  • 27. Viewpoints

    For the best full views of Florence cross the Ponte Vecchio bridge coming from the Uffizi and take your second left which will lead into a small plaza that has two exits, take the exit on the far...

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  • 28. Shopping

    I wanted to shop in Florence but found it very overwhelming in terms of where to buy real Italian leather, how not to get ripped off by a jeweler when buying something gold etc. Maren was great. She...

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  • 29. Ospedale Degli Innocenti

    4 out of 5 stars

    Although most people, like myself, are drawn to this hospital because it was done by Filippo Brunelleschi, it is still providing care for little ones, as it has done for 500 years. It comes from a...

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  • 30. Il Porcellino

    4 out of 5 stars

    this will be the pictures of the famous Pig Fountain in front of the Mercato Nuovo in Florence which is famous for tourists who put coins in the snout and also rub the snout to have their wishes...

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  • 31. Architecture

    This tip is really to just look at the outside of a home that is the best example of proportionate architecture for the Renaissance era. The Palazzo Rucellai was the 15th century home of the Rucellai...

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  • 32. Mercato Centrale - Central Market

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    If you love food and you wish to bring home some of the tastes you enjoyed during your trip, you cannot miss the San Lorenzo Market, also called Mercato Centrale. it is an indoor market so it is a...

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  • 33. Orsanmichele

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Orsanmichele is both a church and a museum. The building began as an open loggia that held a grain market with the grain stored upstairs as well as offices; later the walls of the loggia were filled...

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  • 34. Tomb of Michelangelo

    We stood on the church steps waiting for our bus back to the ship. Kept wondering why there was a big star of David prominently on the façade of the church. Still don't have an answer. It seems very...

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  • 35. Daytrip - Fiesole

    just a twenty minute bus ride away is the town of fiesole. it's beautiful, with views of florence. you will have your own experience but for me, it was the place i want to be when i grow old. i saw a...

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  • 36. Palazzo Medici

    4 out of 5 stars

    Palazzo Medici - Riccardi begun in 1444 by Michelozzo di Bartolommeo and was acquired and expanded in the 17th century by the Riccardi family. The palace was originally built as a home for Cosimo...

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  • 37. Basilica Di Santa Trinata

    Just outside the Church of Santa Trinita is the Piazza Santa Trinita. Well, it isn't much of a piazza, more like a roundabout since cars go whirling past. But in the center of this piazza is a toll...

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  • 38. Casa Di Dante - Dante's House

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    Right next to Dante's house you can find a small church that it's a true gem, almost hidden to the unaware tourist, but worth a visit, if for nothing else just because it was attended by the great...

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  • 39. Streetlife

    It was the mid evening hour (about 9pm) when we were walking by and saw a very long line going into a building. Our curiosity got to us so we peeked in to see what all the fuss was about. A very...

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  • 40. Piazza Santissima Annunziata

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This gentle little piazza was my favorite in all of Florence and largely free of tourists as it’s tucked away in an area not many of them venture to: fine with me. It is, however, spittin’ distance...

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  • 41. Mercato Di San Lorenzo - San Lorenzo Market

    Spend an hour wandering around this large market, see the types of vegetables that are available to Italians, watch fish being cleaned, Pasta being machine rolled and loaded with sauce for ravioli,...

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  • 42. Daytrip - Siena

    If you have time for another Tuscan town, then go to Siena. It's located within a short train ride (or drive) from Florence. With its car-free medieval piazza and one of the prettiest Cathedrals in...

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  • 43. Piazza Santa Croce

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Piazza Santa Croce is one of the most famous Piazzas in Florence as it houses the Basilica Santa Croce, where the famous Rennaisance Movers and Shakers such as Michaelangelo Galileo, Machiavelli...

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  • 44. Brancacci Chapel

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    What a treasure this little chapel is. It features a number of frescoes by Masaccio who is credited with bringing three-dimensionality to painting. In his works, the figures are lifelike, emotional...

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  • 45. Wine Tasting

    My wife Peg and I had a great tour with Todd Bolton through Tuscany. The wine was terrific, of course, and the views were magnificent. But what made the trip was the knowledge that Todd brought...

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  • 46. Mercato Nuovo

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    the original name of the Mercato Nuovo is Loggia del Mercato Nuovo of which one of the famous Old Markets of Florence. It is also called Loggia del Porcellino due to the pork statue in front of the...

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  • 47. Gelato - Ice Cream

    May is a very good month to go to Florence ‘cause if you’re lucky, you might land into the city during Firenze Gelato Festival. We were very, very lucky. The international fest lasts 5 days, is...

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  • 48. Biblioteca - Libraries

    If you are more into books and magazines and good old fashioned research of Florence, then you can head to the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze (National Central Library) near Lungarno Della...

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  • 49. Basilica Della Santissima Annunziata

    At the end of the piazza where the orphanage designed by Brunelleschi is located, you will find a church dedicated to Mary, founded in 1250. You can easily look at the art in the entrance area, but...

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  • 50. Basilica Santo Spirito

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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