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Centro Storico

Address: Florence, Italy
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Ranked #14 of 407 things to do 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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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Florence is a very beautiful city. By walking there, you can see many things. Look at the beautiful architecture. Walk across the river to have a very nice view. If you are hungry, you can have amazing Italian food in one of the restaurants around. Do not go to Italy without eating Gelato!!!

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

There are so many places to visit and see when in Florence. This is a great way to spend an hour or more walking. There are too many restaurants, shops, and thing to see. You can sped an hour there or several if you like to see everything.

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Utrecht
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Fo to Florence and let the art and buildings inspire you and change your life -- for the better, of course! It's worth your while to know more about the buildings and the paintings (who is in it and why?). It will make your visit so more interesting! Look on the internet for interesting documentaires about the The Medici or... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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154 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The central parts of Firenze are amazing. If you don't mind walking you can see all of it. Be sure you walk on BOTH sides of the river hopefully crossing the Ponte Vecchio

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Milano Marittima, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Onece in your lifetime you have to visit it. Do not miss Florence !!! i will return here every time I can.

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Auckland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
64 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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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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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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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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