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Centro Storico

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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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This is a great walking area, the whole downtown area. There are things to see on every block (Dante's house? check!) The food is good and accessible, and so are the charlatans... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great walking area, the whole downtown area. There are things to see on every block (Dante's house? check!) The food is good and accessible, and so are the charlatans - caveat emptor!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The heart of Florence. So much to do and all the attractions are at a walkable distance from each other. The place is always buzzing. It is a heaven for art lovers. Even though I am not into art, I loved this part of the city.

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Healdsburg, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

You have to spend time here. This is the iconic spot in Florence. You should try to find at least 1 piece of jewelry. I have a set beautiful cuff-links that remind me of Florence every time I see them. My wife has a beautiful but simple necklace and it does the same for her. There's a great tie shop... More 

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New York, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I love this part of town. No need to watch for cars as they are banned. Lots of shopping and eating places. It is an exciting area. plenty of history and art for those like minded. You meet and talk to people from all over the world.

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ONTARIO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lots of little shops that sell all kinds of goods on Ponte Vecchio ( old Bridge). Lot of jewelry stores. Lots of art.

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Bernartice, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

One architecture jewel beside the other. You walk and admire and take photos. Though looks like a not very large area, you walk many km and still enchanted.

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Galway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Just take a wander around and enjoy the sights. Take a walk down some side streets to avoid the tourist hordes and there are some gems to be discovered (plus it'll be a lot cooler in the alleyways)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very busy - just walk a bit further down to relax and sit back and watch the world go by. the bridge itself is packed but fascinating regardless.

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Aarhus, Denmark
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Downtown Firenze is amazing. So many nice historical buildings and sights. There were a fairly big amount of gypsies begging though, so keep an eye on your belongings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

the who place is very old town Florence, it is picturesque, and a great place to spend a couple of hrs, walking, or just sitting having a Coffee

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Address: Florence, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo

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Duomo
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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