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nicholas loves Florence because Beautiful
sarahjanedoe loves Florence because Incredible art and gelato
-antti- loves Florence because The feeling is just great (and the food of course).
mezzetto loves Florence because it's my hometown
johnuyeno loves Florence because 6.5/10. +meh, -overtouristed, +better if you know someone to stay with,
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What is Florence
Florence (Italian: Firenze) is the capital of the region of Tuscany in Italy, with a population of some 400,000. It is a fantastically beautiful city, a cultural, artistic and architectural gem.
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"This is an all too common reported problem in places like Rome and Florence and has been for years."
"Florence XX_PARAGRAPHBREAK_XX To enter the Uffizi, which qualifies as the world's oldest gallery, is to be thrust head reeling."
"If you are familiar with historical linguistics and the rules of sound change then there's a clear logic to it, as ellenem and Kate have pointed out: [Latin] flore > [Italian) fiore (flower) flamma > fiamma (flame) planta > pianta (plant) By this logic, we can deduce that English (and Spanish, and French) adopted the name Florentia (or Florence) before the sound change occured in Italian."
"The best time to visit Florence is in the low season, from April to June and in September/October, when the weather is usually good, prices are lower and there are fewer tourists -if you come in July or August, expect a Renaissance Disneyland experience and plenty of sweat in your socks."
"This museum contains fine collections of artistic and crafted items dated from the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries donated to the city of Florence at the beginning of the 20th century by Herbert Percy Horne."
Take a walk on the surrounding hills of Florence. The view is astonishing, the roads pretty and rural, and you may encounter old castles, churches, and local people to talk with. Many people also visit a copy of David statue on the hills - you get there by local bus just as well. The crowd of tourists is not necessarily what you want though.
For budget travellers, there is a camping village (Camping Michelangelo) near the copy of the statue of David up on the hills of Florence. It costs a nickel, may have space even on the same day, and has a pretty view over town. A solitary traveller may have to share a tent.
A few streets at the center of the city turn into a chaotic market during daytime. Avoid those streets unless you're into crowds and particularly the eager sellers who try to sell you cheap "genuine" leather. They use the old trick of burning the surface of a jacket in order to "prove" the authenticity of the material.
There is a spot Gustavino, near the Piazza Santa Maria (sp?), that I remember as being one of the coolest wine bars around, on top of having some of the best food I tasted in Florence. The music and overall atmosphere are pretty top-notch, very modern place.
adamorgana replied 2 years, 3 months ago:
I was there during the winter and its reasonably warmer from where I was coming. The city has many special events and attractions before Christmas and you are likely to find better rates at hotels and less crowds. The German style Christmas market at Piazza Santa Croce was as added bonus, just beware that on the weekends the main shopping streets will be jam packed with holiday shoppers, but great for people and fashion watching!
A bit too big a city for my liking. The narrow streets are packed with noisy scooters and tourists wandering from one sight to another. The sights themselves are great, likewise the quieter tuscanian hills on the other side of the Arno river.
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About places near Florence
The queue to get in to Uffizi is going to be loooooong. One piece of advice: buy your ticket in advance!
Uffizi's collection of Italian renaissance art is worth seeing. There you can see Botticellis, da Vincis, Michelangelos, Caravaggios, etc...
ninah from Finland wrote about Radda in Chianti 4 years, 6 months ago
Good place for getting tips on the vinyards in the area. Their tourist info is the best I've ever visited - really helpful and friendly service.
The town itself is nothing special, but a good place to stop for a cup of coffee or to buy a box of Chianti wine.
jussi from Finland wrote about Ponte Vecchio 5 years, 2 months ago
Ponte Vecchio bridge is as touristy as it gets. But still, it's a distinctive landmark worth seeing. Building houses and shops in a bridge is something I haven't seen elsewhere. Also, Ponte Vecchio is the easiest route across the Arno river. :-P
jussi from Finland wrote about Duomo of Florence 5 years, 2 months ago
I chose not to go inside the dome but instead climbed the 414 stairs up to the adjacent campanile (tower). The view over Florence and the piazza was great, especially towards the river! So I'd say: rather go to the tower than the dome.
maaritti replied 3 years, 4 months ago:
The views from the dome are great too. I took pictures through those small window openings all the way to the top. And how could you resist those paintings, right at your nose when you get up there :)
jussi replied 3 years, 4 months ago:
Okay, the paintings sound like good extra value. But there's a shorter queue to the campanile. ;)
maaritti replied 3 years, 4 months ago:
Ok, let's call it a truce :) When I was at the line to Duomo, there were no one else. So again, do go to Florence during spring! I also had a good chat with the guard about how tight, dark and steep the stairs to the top really are. He even let me take a few test steps before deciding. I'm not at all a fan of closed, dark spaces but I had to do it, for the paintings :)
If you have enough energy for some walking, go across river Arno and through Boboll garden up the hill to reach the fortress. On a sunny day the walk is very, not least because you get a chance to avoid the tourist masses of Florence centre for a while!
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posarelli from Italy wrote about Chianti Promotion Albergo Vittoria 3 years, 8 months ago
Le nostre ville in Maremma sono proprietà a conduzione familiare, case in campagna in affitto nella regione della Maremma, nel sud della Toscana. Posarellivillas offre una vasta gamma di ville private in Maremma. L'affitto di una self-catering villa sta diventando sempre più popolare per l'intimità e la personalità che offre e che un hotel può fornire. Ti sentirai davvero un abitante della regione e non un turista.
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