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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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Crowded but pedestrianized

Fortunately the historic center is now closed to most traffic, which makes it much easier to walk--although the tourist crowds can get overwhelming. One good strategy is to dive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
cookpias
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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630 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fortunately the historic center is now closed to most traffic, which makes it much easier to walk--although the tourist crowds can get overwhelming. One good strategy is to dive into parallel side streets, which are often less crowded.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really not a single location , but rather the heart of Florence - guess some call the area Old Town . Strolling around gives you a real feel of Florence

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Swieqi, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One can't be in Florence without being at the center... especially when everywhere is at a walking distance.. the only way to see the place is by walking...slow walking.

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Peebles, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cobbled streets and piazzas; inviting shops, historic buildings and imposing facades. For visitors with good mobility, it is a paradise; for anybody who is not good with walking it is a little more difficult but there are ways and means to enjoy the city without walking.

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Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 548 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Founded by Romans in 60 BC, the "historic center" underwent ever expanding iterations each time the city walls were re-built. Original boundaries for the historic center enclosed the Duomo plaza but, as populations grew exponentially, the walls (which have long since been torn down, leaving only some gates remaining) expanded to encompass parts of the "Oltrarno" (other side) of the... More 

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I was younger, I visited this wonderful bridge of stores and it was truly authentic and full of locally made leather goods, clothing, gifts and homegoods. Now its a designer jewelery mall and very disappointing. The only thing that saves its authenticity are local musicians that sometimes play in the evening in the middle of the bridge. Sorry it... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing views and impressive how old this bridge with houses and shops built on top of it. it is said that this bridge have been saved by the allies during the WWII, so it was not bombed. it is full of stores and buitiful view over looking the river

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Haidari, null, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am still not sure why Trip Advisor has this kind of categorizing. I mean Centro Storico has 1000 sights, why rate the general and the specific ones. Nevertheless, that's the reason you are here. Take a guide or just rush in the streets and you'll see why Florence is one of the more majestic cities in the world.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much to see, be it in the small streets, by the romantic river or on one of the famous bridges, there is a lot to observe in this picturesque city.

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Wil, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you do not visit the old city center: why did you ever go to Florence? Stroll through the small streets, enjoy...

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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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