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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
 
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
 
Shopping Tour to the Mall
"When it comes to shopping Florence offers the visitor a wide variety of choices. The shops of tourist interest are located in the historic center. If you are interested in high value items a visit of Via Tornabuoni and Via della Vigna Nuova is a must. If your interest is more in shoes clothing) can be found in the Santa Croce area. For those who love designer labels at more reasonable prices the main Outlets to the north and the south of the city carry some of the most prestigious names in Italian fashion (Gucci Emilio Pucci Giorgio Armani
From EUR400.00

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Pickpockets

Having just returned from two week holiday there I’m hoping it might be useful to others for me to recount and hopefully advise. Although I have visited Italy many times over the years I must admit...
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Shopping

I've seen a few warnings here about the fines or illegality of buying counterfeit goods from street sellers in Florence. Good advice but there is a better reason, especially in Florence, not to buy a...
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Traffic

Nine months after my return from Italy, I received a citation in the mail for a bus lane violation which occurred while following my GPS to return my auto in Florence. The fine was more than 100...
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Public Restrooms

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...
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Taxis

Even with the taxis using meters I got ripped off three times. Once was by not being familiar with the city and I took a taxi from the train station to the Hotel--which was 5 blocks away! It still...
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Asking money

Like you can read in the things to do section, the Via de Tornabuoni is surrounded by a few amazing (and historical) buildings. Right there I have written about them all, but something else happened...
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Drink Enough

For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 litre of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough,...
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Map

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do...
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Currency Exchange

bring enough Euros with you otherwise €19.90 (yes that's correct) service charge what ever amount you are changing. It is not displayed clearly and you cannot cancel the transaction once you have...
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Nettuno

It happened that in summer 2005 I visited Florence immediately after in the city occurred previously unrecorded culturicide. One delusional visitor climbed on the statue of Neptune, which decorates...
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Dec 05, 2014

Love locks on the bridge

I learned about the love locks that couples put on bridges (and other places) shortly after arriving in Europe. I found it an interesting story and at the time did not realize how popular this idea...
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brendareed
Jun 09, 2014

ZTL

Zona Traffico Limitata...restricted traffic zone.In common with many Italian towns and cities, Florence has (thankfully) restricted the traffic in its historical centre.Hiring a car when you visit...
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leics
Feb 03, 2014

Don't Drink the Water

If you see the sign shown in the first photo here:Acqua Non Bevible - Do Not Drink the WaterAlthough there are a number of places to get water from Italian fountains (we filled up our water bottles on...
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riorich55
Aug 27, 2012

Beware of Paparazzi!

You say you are just an ordinary tourist minding your own business? You say that nobody would really care what you were doing? You never thought about those cameras and paparazzi lurking around every...
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riorich55
Jul 06, 2012

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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Piazza Santa Maria Novella 7, Florence, Tuscany, 50123, Italy
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Borgo San Jacopo 14, Florence, Tuscany, 50125, 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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"FIRENZE - FLORENCE"
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"My Relationship With Firenze"
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"Firenze -Florence - Florenz - Florencia"
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