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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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Cooking Class: Italian-Style Meatballs and Tiramisu
"When most people think of meatballs mounds of pasta doused in red sauce come to mind. Ironically in Italy it’s rare to see spaghetti and meatballs on the same plate. Polpette are savory appetizers or stand-alone entrees. Italy’s meatballs come in many shapes sizes and sauces. They are made from pork seafood and even vegetables.This class offers two interesting options that will surely satisfy your taste buds. You will learn how to make authentic meatballs; how to choose your ingredients fresh organic
From EUR125.00
 
Florence Full Day Trip from Livorno
"You will be driven to discover Florence a dynamic city perfect representation of Italian Reinassance. Florence hosts a wide range of monuments impressive gardens typical shops starred restaurants and trattorias. Have a walk and discover the Mercato Nuovo where you can find the Fontana del Porcellino (Piglet Fountain) and enjoy a magnificent view over the city from the Piazzale Michelangelo. Go through the Boboli Gardens: an op statues fountains and very old olm oaks. One of the most impressive palace is the Uffizi Gallery located off the Piazza della Signoria. The museum offers thousands of artworks by masters like Michelangelo
From EUR525.00

Public Restrooms Tips (3)

Water, water everywhere...

I don't have to tell you about the toilet situation in Floville.

First of all, in Italy ALL toilets are considered public, in the since that you really cannot enforce the bathroom for paying customers only. It is polite to buy at least a glass of water or something if your bathroom going is too obvious.

THere are good toilets in the COIN and RINASCENTE departments stores, not to mention the EDISON and MARTELLI booksotres - but please no more VIVA MEXICO and ANTI USA graffitti!

Be alert, almost all the toilets in all the big train stations are pay toilets and the fare for the one way ride is now 70 cents!!

There is also a public toilet inside the Mercato Centrale as well as in one of the side streets off of the Mercato San Lorenzo (follow the signs).

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mariocibelli
Jul 26, 2004

If You Need to Go, God Be With You

About the only public restrooms in the entirety of Florence are at the train station, and those are almost worse than no facilities at all. If you're staying in town, you're in luck. If you're out and about and suddenly develop the need, hope that public "johns" have been refitted, reinstalled or reopened. Many that I saw were closed due to their contracts not being renewed. My only hope was the train station.

Update: I've since been told (after this posting) that pubs are required by law to offer public restrooms. Thank you, utttz.

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mrclay2000
Feb 07, 2003

Bathrooms - WCs - Toiletten

Like many European cities, there are not a lot of public bathrooms (WCs, Toiletten) available. I did see a couple signs for WCs around the town, usually in out of the way places. So it is always a good idea to use the bathrooms when you find them in a place you are patronizing – in your hotel, in the café, in the restaurant, in the museums. If I really must stop into a café for the bathroom, I try to purchase something there – they usually keep this service for customers only.

If you find a public bathroom, there may not be any paper or washing facilities and you may have to pay to use the bathroom. It is always a good idea to have change, tissues, and hand sanitizer with you when you travel in Europe.

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Jun 09, 2014
 
 
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Boboli Gardens - Giardini Di Boboli

The Italian Renaissance spawned not just fabulous art and architecture but gardens as well. Green spaces arranged in tightly ordered symmetry - embellished with sparkling fountains, grottos and...
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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

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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