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Centro Storico

Florence, Italy
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Ranked #5 of 220 Attractions in Florence
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: That part of Florence situated between Piazza San Marco, Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Santa Croce, and Santo Spirito, filled with up-scale and... more » Owner description: That part of Florence situated between Piazza San Marco, Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Santa Croce, and Santo Spirito, filled with up-scale and expensive shops. « less
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Oslo, Norway
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The whole city is felt like a centro storico, walking on its streets and viales, is an amazong experience. It must be done by foot, otherwise you will miss that impression that you are back in the medieval times or renessaince when a lot of these buildings were built. It's quiet fantastic how they managed to preserve almost an entire... More

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Paris, France
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Like most of Florence, a random walk around, with no specific destination, always bring nice surprises. Sit on one of the bridges and just enjoy it!

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46 reviews 46 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The area is lovely for a stroll as it is practically a pedestrian zone. There are lots of street sellers selling knock-off handbags and paintings and a handful of artists and musicians which add to the city's character!

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sydney
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82 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The historic centre of Florence is such a beautiful area to wander and explore. It is one of our favourite cities, with so much too see, that you need a good few days just to see a part of it. Expect to do lots of walking!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Nice scenery by the canal , beatiful bridge especially if you know the history , but unfortunatelly to crowded with people often stop-by or climb walls to take pictures , also seemed like neglected by local authorities as area was stinkin a bit , nice place to walk-by, take some pictures , especially if you are visiting Palazzo Vecchio make... More

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

the historic part of florence has the advantage of all being together in little distances from each othe and u can walk from one to the other just after some minutes. u can see duomo plaza,ponte vecchio,signoria piazza and many others just by a day.moreover all the way the floor of these streets has been furnished with stones (that sometimes... More

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Slovakia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

August is probably the worst month to go, as you will be literally walked over by the crowds. There are many beautiful buildings and charming streets, but the charm is a bit lost due to the crowds. The nice thing about Florence is though, that the historic centre is very compact, everything is within short walking distance, so no problem... More

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usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Unless you wish to spend it. I often walked from Santa Croce across the river at the Ponte Vecchio to the Lungarno and east towards Santa Spirito and back two bridges later. This trip could take days or weeks as you take in the glories of the Duomo, San Lorenzo, San Marco, of course Santo Sprito (where Michelangelo would dissect... More

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Cleveland
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Based on the definition of Centro Storico, just wandering through the area may be the best part of being in Florence. You have multiple large piazzas, stunning churches, museums, shops, restaurants, gelateria, museums, artists selling paintings on the street, etc. And it is just beautiful on top of everything else. With a little luck, you'll see the carriage horses eating... More

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Switzerland
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193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been to Florence for many times, and each time is a big pleasure to return and wander around the old town. Lovely.

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