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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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A pearl and fully capable to absorb the enormous interest

The old city centre is filled with centuries old buildings, arcades and winding streets between small and odd-shaped blocks. Everything is within walking distance and despite the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The old city centre is filled with centuries old buildings, arcades and winding streets between small and odd-shaped blocks. Everything is within walking distance and despite the enormous touristic interest the town seems able to absorb it. Do use the pre-booking alternatives for museums to avoid standing in lines.

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Maybe, after Rome, this is one of the best place to visit in Italy. I think that the number of visitors visiting this place every day, from all over the world, tells the real score! Enjoying the architecture with the family has no price.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This bridge won me over it's loaded down with jewelry shops and takes you back in time to another era. Grab your partner and have a romantic stroll over the bridge, magic.

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Siena, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Regardless of the swarms of tourists, Florence offers a unique perspective into the beautiful apex of Medici rule. If you want to see her at her most beautiful, I recommend waking at 6 a.m. and walking the quiet streets as the sun rises...you'll never see a more beautiful sight!

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It was so busy you could not get the chance to stop and reflect on the beauty or history. It looks beautiful from afar and you can tell it has much to tell you of its history.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Beautiful and interesting....a must see when in the city...love the music at night on the bridge...a great place to stop and watch

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Beautiful Bridge with a vibrant atmosphere from the surrounding people and shops. Definitely a must-see when passing through.

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stayed on the opposite side of the city than where Michelangelo's David is. We walked across the bridge multiple times. It is very touristy with lots of history. The first night we were in Florence we crossed the bridge at night and were entertained with live music and a wonderful sunset. This is only one of many experiences you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Medieval historical part of the city, it offers all the picturesque aspects the tourists are looking for! That includes excellent ice creams parlor as well... Take time to have a stroll there and enjoy your stay!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Florence is the center of the world regarding arts. I had the chance to live here and the place is plenty of things to do. The city is an alive museum, you will never stop learning about this magnificent city which has many secrets to share.

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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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