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Centro Storico

Address: Florence, Italy
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Ranked #9 of 223 Attractions in Florence
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: That part of Florence situated between Piazza San Marco, Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Santa Croce...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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 expensive shops.

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Auckland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
63 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I don't know if it was because we were there 2 days before Christmas but it was soooo crowded! We couldn't even walk and not to mention the bridge! Crazy but a must see.

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Gouda
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My most anticipated citytrip ever didn't disappoint with its beautiful historical center. Beautiful buildings and monuments, countless eyecatchers. Fifth star is missing because the center misses some atmosphere... Difficult to sit somewhere and just enjoy for a while as life is just to chaotic here.

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Albany, New York
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87 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Centro Storico, or Historic Center, is truly at it's core the heart of Florence. It is here, in this district, that any tourist can truly see a full and complete cross section of Italian life. The rich, shopping at the expensive boutiques on and around the Ponte Vecchio. The middle class, doing what they can to walk from point... More 

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Dubois, Pa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

As with everything we saw in Florence...just beautiful! There is so much history in this city. Just walk around and think about everything that took place here years ago.

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Richmond, Canada
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89 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Despite running out of time, we still spent some time to walk around the area near the Old Bridge. It is an old town with a bridge the river. Lots of jewelry shop as well as other shops for tourist. Always busy. A place not to be missed when visiting Florence.

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Braganca, Portugal
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This town is just a landmark of history... Just roaming around with no destination, knowing the famous people that have lived and walked the streets is just surreal... Very nice place to visit, but please, take your time, don't rush.

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istanbul
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62 attraction reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I like cities surprising me in every corner. Florance is one of them. Old town has a bridge over arno. There are many jewelry shops and just few meters away an old bazar, also almost all touristic places nearby. Whatever you are looking for is in this old town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great shopping historic street on a bridge, absolutly recommend it , wished i shopped for gold there, they have the most impressive gold jewelry there loved it

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New York
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beautiful location.The bridge looks so unique holding those buildings (stores).It has to be my favorite picture ever taken of a building.It's full of tourists and yet , there is something serene and imtemporal about this place.Worth the trip.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Many interesting buildings, churches, galleries and all the must-not-miss attractions are here. Shops and restaurants are not cheap Everything in walking distance in cobbled roads, even the fashionable Italians wear sensible heelless shoes.

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