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Address: Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 0942170124
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That part of Florence situated between Piazza San Marco, Piazza Santa Maria...

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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Walking through the historical center of Firenze is like talking a walk through history. And that feeling isn't mitigated by the hordes of tourists who are walking in front... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walking through the historical center of Firenze is like talking a walk through history. And that feeling isn't mitigated by the hordes of tourists who are walking in front, behind or next to you. Beautiful to watch from the embankments of the Arno or from the Piazzale Michelangelo....

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Its a unique combination of historic buildings and diverging as they are creates a unique experience not to be missed. However 2 days will do it for you. You don't need to spend longer.

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The atmosphere of the historic center of Florence is unbelievable. The Ponte Veccio is so beautiful with all these restaurants , gellaterias and wine bars all around

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful site to see from up close, up on the hills or along the river. It is very beautiful at night but can get really hectic during the day. All the shops are expensive jewellers, and really considering the rents these units must command, they are probably the only businesses that can afford them. But it is a must see.... More 

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Indian Wells, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This bridge used to be a butcher place during the Medicci era. Now they only sell jewelry on this bridge.

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy part of Florence with traffic and tourists. Lots of shops to look at but be prepared prices high

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unlike Piazza della Signoria and the Cathedral Square, the rest of the historical center of Florence is where everyday life takes place - and it is really nice to wander around, look up the great buildings, doors, Madonnas, etc. which abound all around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely area of the city but very busy and awash with people. Would be worth visiting either early on in the day or later in the evening. Watch out for pickpockets in the area who are plentiful due to the amount of tourists. One helpful tip is to ensure you don't buy ice cream anywhere near the bridge, you get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were third time here, and it was first time for our kids. Definetly, this is most important places in the world where I wish to come back again and again. Masterpieces, medieval architecture, specific tuscany cusine, and many many other things makes me fall in love in Florenze. Sorry, I forgot to mention Tuscany wines

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Florence after having visited Venice & Rome and for us it surpassed Rome (although this is still a must see city) and equally on par with Venice, although Venice still has a special place in our hearts. The main thing we found with Florence is most of the city is accessible on foot within a reasonable amount of... More 

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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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