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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
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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
 
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

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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 don't really know what happened; my Italian isn't good enough, and the shopkeeper couldn't/wouldn't speak English. But is was a most unpleasant experience, and possibly worth relating as a...
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Traffic

Everywhere! Lots of people, surrounding buildings, mixing with spread statues, filling your photos. I was there in winter, so... I may imagine what happens in summer. It's "forbidden" to make a...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Under Construction!!

No, not this page, but a lot of churches, monuments, pillars, etc.This obviously can be applied to many sights around the world that have been around awhile. In the United States we see some of this...
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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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Via dei Tornabuoni 1, Florence, Tuscany, 50122, Italy
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Piazza Ognissanti 1, Florence, Tuscany, I-50123, 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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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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Il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore

Work on the new cathedral, begun in 1296, was interrupted in 1302 when Arnolfo di Cambio died. His place as masterbuilder was taken by Giotto, in 1334. Due to a social situation and certain natural...
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Basilica Di Santa Croce

Basilica di Santa Croce (the Holy Cross) is the principal Franciscan church if Florence but also known as teh Temple of Italian Glories. It is the burial place of some of the most famous Italians,...
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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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Pitti Palace - Palazzo Pitti

This place had me cross-eyed after a couple of hours. The largest museum complex in Florence, Palazzo Pitti comprises at least five different galleries and two gardens. All of them are either in or...
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Piazzale Michelangelo

part two of my tips with more panoramic pictures of Florence from the Plaza for the most stunning and panoramic view of Florence, you must head to the Piazzale Michaelangelo, located on the southbank...
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