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Centro Storico

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Address: Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 0942170124
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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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This place is worth a visit and well worth a walk. Excellent and high end retail stores lined up along the way. Keep your pockets full before you visit this :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is worth a visit and well worth a walk. Excellent and high end retail stores lined up along the way. Keep your pockets full before you visit this :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Florence is rich on history but in order to fullu absorb the atmosphere and the richness of its history, one needs to come here when its winter or when there are not loads of tourist. I didn't have the time to fully enjoy it since the whole city was just packed! Yes, you want to spend loads of time to... More 

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Aberglasslyn, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good history to the place, quirky retail shops (pay attention to shutters) and has a buzzing vibe to the bridge. Well worth a walk across!

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Urbana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is an attraction on EVERY small street, be it a historical, artistic, shopping or culinary attraction. It's easy to get "lost" but that's the fun of it...one never knows what's around the next corner.

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San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to walk around. Lots of shops and history here, another can't miss place to go in Florence.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Historical Center?!?. If you are in Florence, and you don't go here, something is wrong. Literally every single tourist attraction in this city is here. And, by the way, they have their own listings on this site. Tons of tourists, gelaterias, shopping, selfies, etc., etc.,

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always heard the most incredible things about Florence. It wasn't until I got there and wandered around the centre of the city that I understood what all the fuss was about. Florence is like one giant museum. The inner city is brimming with history and culture, architectural delights, cathedrals, bridges, cobblestone streets, plazas and sculptures. It's really quite incredible.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into history and architecture, then I would highly recommend the centro storico of Florence. Stroll near palaces and museums, galleries and old statues as big as the 'Gods' and you do not have to pay a thing for inhaling clean air and culture. Enjoy. Of course, Florence struck me as the leather and ice cream capital of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Florence is too beautiful to sum up in words, steeped in history everywhere and a stunning place to see on literally every street. I would move here tomorrow if I could. Love the atmosphere, the people, the streets, the food, everything!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely busy bridge with shops (mainly jewellery) on either side - a very popular attraction in Florence and one that you should not miss, even though you have to battle with thousands of others to enjoy the rich heritage that the bridge provides. In my opinion the views of the bridge from along the river are better that spending time... More 

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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