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Centro Storico

Florence, Italy
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Ranked #7 of 219 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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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I loved Florence, particularly right after visiting Rome and having been to all the big capitals of Europe (Paris, London, Madrid), because is a medium size city, friendly to tourists and everything is relatively close if your hotel is in the downtown area. Truly enjoyed walking around and sightseeing the buildings, sculptures and frescoes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Such a great area to explore. Bring Rick Steve's audio guide with you for an amazing historical and cultural perspective to enhance your visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Centro Storico is a beautiful area with a ton of history everywhere you turn. The architecture is gorgeous, not to mention the stunning sculptures (particularly outside Palazzo Vecchio). You can't visit Florence and not check out its historical center - you would be missing out!

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kangercol
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51 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Love this part of Florence, extremely photogenic area with so much culture and history to absorb. Lovely to walk around day or night with lots of areas to have a pit stop for a gelato or to people watch.

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Gelnhausen, Germany
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Just take a stroll along the centro breathing in the rich history of the city.The walk along the bridge was a fun experience where we saw many unlikely yet very innovative boats sailing on the river. A wow factor that added to the vintage feel of the city.

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Macomb
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Centro Storico, or Historic Center of Florence is amazing. The sites are close to each other making this a very walkable city. Walking shoes are recommended as the cobble stones are old and sometimes uneven. Be sure to bring a camera to capture the many historic buildings, churches, squares and statues. If you'd like to visit one of the... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Historic Center of Florence is quite small and the best way to discover it is by foot, as the distances between the attractions are relatively small; there are many many things to see, many churches, many statues and beautifully decorated buildings along narrow stone paved streets. These are the streets where people like Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Dante and many... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Centro Storico is a beautiful place. Very vibrant with so many tourists and posh shops on the both sides of the bridge. Didn't looks so pretty from outside but when you go on the bridge you will like it. Knowing the history and checking against the architecture will make your time even more amazing. Small place so check things... More

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Siena, Toscana, Italy
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Centro storico: the heart of Florence. Practically very block in Florence's historic center has sights to see!

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Firenze is such a beautiful citte, it never ceases to amaze me when I return. There is so much history, a must for any travellor to Italy

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