Me and my partner went to Flornece April 2012 for my birthday for 7 days 2 days of sun and 5 of rain and we still loved it!
This is true say the most beautiful city in the world. We toured it day by day, eating in the fine restaurants finishing everytime with coffee as the old Italian tradition goes!
We first visited the Statue of David, wow is all I can say. We went around all the museums, most which state no photography unfortunately :(
The Dumomo, the largest brick dome in the world is a big climb, the stairs are steep and narrow and you have to pass other tourists on their way down when youre on your way up! However, when you get to the top it is breathtaking. The only downfall would be that you have to take pictures through a wire cage-like thing over the top, obviously for safety reasons so I wont complain!
The Ponte Vecchio, the bridge looking over the Arno River was something we came accross without realising after wondering aimlessly. Its full of top of the range expense, Rollex, Pandora, you name it! (My boyfriend did subcide and buy me two beads for my charm bracelet with topped off the find!) We crossed this bridge and AGAIN stummbled accross the Bobolli Gardens which after entering and passing Uffizi you find the most beautiful eye catching gardens, luckilly it was one of our sunny days that we found this. We got icecream, I'd reccommend the pistacio flavour and sat in these gardens surrounded by painters, families,artists, and song. I'd recomment to do this when you visit Florence, its incredible.
Piazza Dell Repubblica was our favourite square to visit, it has a sheltered section full of tourist gifts and 'bits and bob' like stuff and then in the square a merry go round entertainment street dancers and musicians daily and we went to eat here most days. I would recomment the small out door bit of the restaurant on the far right, its pizzasm pastas and cheese cake are to die for! We also found a Hard Rock Cafe here which was the highlight as it brought us back home!
I wont tatter on too much, but lastly, you must want to shop if you visit Florence! Me, I'm a sucker for Valentino so that was a highlight, and then obviously Zara and such shops were lovely!
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.