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Address: Florence, Italy
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: That part of Florence situated between Piazza San Marco, Piazza Santa...
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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Florence is a fantastic city to walk around, be it for the historical sites, the stunning architecture or the fantastic food. Yes it's busy but then such a gorgeous place would be.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Florence is a fantastic city to walk around, be it for the historical sites, the stunning architecture or the fantastic food. Yes it's busy but then such a gorgeous place would be.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Florence was teaming with visitors when we were there. Tom Hanks was filming the third Da Vince Code movie Inferno and the Piazza della Signoria was absolutely jam packed with people hoping to get a glimpse of him. We decided to escape to the side streets which were quieter and we enjoyed exploring them. We visited the Ponte Vecchio which... More 

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Gorizia, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

If you like Renaissance towns, then Florence is the right place for you. During your first stay you will be surprised by its beauty and magnificence. Although the old town is filled with tourists and some modern buildings, the city's history will surround you everywhere. You'll get the feeling that Renaissance has never left and its magic is still there.... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Very nice place to visit, a walking distance for most attractions and with many options of good restaurants. The only downside sometimes, as in any major touristic place, is the amount of people in the streets.

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Naples, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Italy is full of wonderful places. This clearly is one. Most everywhere is walkable including from the main train station, Santa Maria Novella. In fact, much of the area is restricted as to what vehicular traffic is permitted. Most isn't. Restaurants, museums, shops, art, If you've never been to Italy and have a picture of it in your mind, this... More 

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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Florence is a wonderfully compact city, full of great architecture and museums. Truly the Renaissance city. But to get the most of your visit, either read up on all the important sights you want to see before you visit and get a guide. Undoubtedly much more enjoyable when a local tells you about their city.

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Centro storico in Firenze is one of Italy's true gems and is a 'must' for any travellers interested in fine architecture, some of the most wonderful art work in the world, churches and beautiful views. The central station is within walking distance and one can visit almost all of the major attractions on foot. One should not miss the Duomo,... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Palazzo Vecchio, Santa Maria del Fiore (Il Duomo), the Uffizzi Gallery, the Loggia Lanzi, a short walk to the Museo Accademia (home of Michelangelo's David; that's a copy in front of the Palazzo Vecchio) and on and on. You really don't have to plan to see everything in different areas; it's almost all here.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Florence is really an amazing city. Very unique, everything in the city center is poor history. Rome and Venice are fantastic but Florence is Florence, a visit is a must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The streets are well kept and clean. It is easy to naviguate the labyrith with a good map. Even without one, you can easily find you way after a few days. Lot of nice shops most not so expansive.

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