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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 was one of my favorite places in Rome to walk (though I loved most). You will find lots of restaurants and be fascinated by the beauty of this area. But please keep in mind... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was one of my favorite places in Rome to walk (though I loved most). You will find lots of restaurants and be fascinated by the beauty of this area. But please keep in mind if you go in the warm months it can be brutally hot walking around so always have water with you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing Ponte Vecchio. Is better than ever. Now locks are there too, it is not only a Parisian thing.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Florence is a beautiful city built around the Arno river. The medieval Ponte Vechio, with all the jewellers, connects the two parts of the city and is one of the landmarks of the city. The art museum, the Uffizi Gallery is located in the old office building for the Florentine magistrates. The building is built around a long stretched courtyard... More 

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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Florence has become one of my favourite cities and here is where every thing is born. It is plenty of history, art, but mostly of lovely people and a massive street market full of bargains! Just be aware that not everything in sale is authentic, first watch, take a deep breath and spend.

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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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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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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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