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Centro Storico

Florence, Italy
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Ranked #10 of 221 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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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This place is beautiful, lively at night and truly amazing. Great place to walk at night. Very safe and enjoyable especially withy 2 year old son

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Head here late afternoon to enjoy a beautiful view of a magical city! There was even live music when we visited

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Florence, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The historic center of Florence is full of works of art and architecture: Cathedral Piazza of Santa Maria del Fiore with Giotto's campanile on one side and the Baptistry of St John in front, with the Gates of Paradise by Lorenzo Ghiberti, the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi by Michelozzo and St Lawrence's Basilica by Brunelleschi with the sacristies inside designed by Donatello... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

During the evening this area is transformed magically. The view of the city lights is breathtaking. I could do this walk over and over again.

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Kilkenny
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The entire historical centre of Florence is one enjoyable walk, with street entertainers and renaissance art and architecture on every street. The high level of policing was very reassuring and over 6 days we never once observed anything to cause us to be apprehensive.

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Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

how can anybody need to read a review in order to decide to visit one of the most beautiful city in the world! Go to Florence, you will never forget it!

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Halifax
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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The mix of very old buildings and modern shopping is amazing. There are many historic place to see, many restaurants to enjoy lunch or dinner and in surroundings that go back centuries. Florence is our favourite city in all of Italy.

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Oslo, Norway
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The whole city is felt like a centro storico, walking on its streets and viales, is an amazong experience. It must be done by foot, otherwise you will miss that impression that you are back in the medieval times or renessaince when a lot of these buildings were built. It's quiet fantastic how they managed to preserve almost an entire... More

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Paris, France
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Like most of Florence, a random walk around, with no specific destination, always bring nice surprises. Sit on one of the bridges and just enjoy it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The area is lovely for a stroll as it is practically a pedestrian zone. There are lots of street sellers selling knock-off handbags and paintings and a handful of artists and musicians which add to the city's character!

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