Travel Blogs from Florence, Italy

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Cycling in Tuscany, Florence, Italy travel blog

Cycling in Tuscany

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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... resulted in him telling me I didn’t know what I was talking about. Crazy people everywhere… I did thoroughly enjoy Florence, at least. I'm a little tired of the god-related art everywhere, so the hour-long wait to enter the Uffizi Gallery ...

On our way to Florence, Florence, Italy travel blog

On our way to Florence

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... very comfortable and spacious. The classy wood work made the room a bit dark though. We had a nice balcony overlooking the rooftops of Florence and the Duomo. After settling in we headed out to get some food. I had my mind set on a legendary Bisteca ...

Florence and Tuscany, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence and Tuscany

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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... away suddenly which came as quite a shock. We decided we needed some time alone and spent 3 nights in a Hotel Ibis just outside Florence, where we had internet connection and could feel a bit closer to home at this time. We set off for Florence the ...

Under the Tuscan Sun -- mostly, Florence and Tuscany, Italy travel blog

Under the Tuscan Sun -- mostly

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... way so we ended up splitting the vacation into 10 days in Central Europe (see July 31 entry) and 1 week in Florence and Tuscany. We chose Italy in December because Amsterdam doesn't get much sun in the wintertime, which can be depressing. Italy is close ...

Florence renaissance overdose, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence renaissance overdose

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... the hills, we started to walk down the hill, stopping on the famous Ponte Vecchio where we enjoyed a street musician playing some Italian songs. It was a wonderful evening in Florence, it is truly one of the most romantic cities in the world. ...

Viva Firenze., Florence, Italy travel blog

Viva Firenze.

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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We woke up to a beautiful sunny day in Florence. The temperature was comfortable as we headed out to explore the city. We walked along the river side towards the Uffizi museum. According to the various sites on the internet it is better to reserve tickets ...

Back to school, FLorence, Italy travel blog

Back to school

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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... going to the market and pottering around in the kitchen with the produce I have bought. I spent this weekend wandering around Florence (see photos), and particularly enjoyed the church and cemetery of San Miniato al Monte, which has stunning views across ...

A Day in Florence With Michelangelo's David, Florence, Italy travel blog

A Day in Florence With Michelangelo's David

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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Since Florence was only a little over an hour by train we decided to go and see Michelangelo's David and lots of his other sculptures. Thankfully we arrived at the museum around 11:00am because the line tripled its size at 12:00pm, we did have to wait an ...

Florence day 3, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence day 3

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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Phew, another scorcher today!!!  I ate a tasty cheese panini for brekkie and then headed off slowly into the city.  My calves were killing me from the 9 hours of walking and standing I did yesterday so the pace today today was gonna have to be ...

The Renaissance Migraine, Florence, Italy travel blog

The Renaissance Migraine

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Florence, Tuscany, Italy GMT +1:00 hour Boring Arty Stuff? Our brief stop in northern Italy came to an end and we moved south to the Tuscany region and a 3 night stay in its capital, Florence. The region of Tuscany may be better known ...

Florence and more damn tourists, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence and more damn tourists

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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Well, I hadn't forgotten one thing about camping in the summer - you can't get a lie-in:it was like a swedish sauna by about 8.30am.  So it was a quick shower and then off into the city centre.  I decided to walk it rather than taking the bus, ...

Finishing Italy in a Hurry, Florence, Italy travel blog

Finishing Italy in a Hurry

A travel blog entry by danblank

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If Adrian and I could handle Rome in basically a day and a half, then surely Florence didn't stand a chance. We did the same routine, got into town midday, got into our hostel and then set out walking around to find lunch and then the major sights. And ...

Boboli Gardens, Florence, Italy travel blog

Boboli Gardens

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(C) Yesterday we went to the Pitti Palace to buy a three-day pass which all the guidebooks said we could get.  This would have given us time in the Pitti Palace museums plus the Boboli and everything else.  Because it was very popular, the ...

Florence at first glance, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence at first glance

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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... nbsp;I never want to not hear any more stories from my friends.  That's for sure. So Sara and I have embarked into Florence today.  We wandered on foot towards town and discovered how far it is.  Guess we'll be taking the ...

Little Black Airplane Clouds, Florence, Italy travel blog

Little Black Airplane Clouds

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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... inn, which might have rented by the hour, and then a quick 6 hour layover at Paris airport. Stepped onto the runway at Florence in 60 degree balmy sunshine.  So happy to get the rental car and finally locate our new house.  What an awesome ...

Rendezvous Above Firenze, Florence, Italy travel blog

Rendezvous Above Firenze

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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... excited to see him! He had picked up picnic fare as well. We had a great picnic, while watching the sun set over Florence. (C) This was romance served in a tiny plastic cooler.  I didn't even know if you would be there.  The meeting time ...

Dead Wrinkly Guy, Florence, Italy travel blog

Dead Wrinkly Guy

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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We jumped on a train to Florence after a bit of a sleep in arriving a few hours later. As we were aimlessly wandering out of the station a guy with a cigar hanging out of his mouth approached us asking if we needed a place to stay. Replying with a ...

Picnic - Palmerino style, Florence, Italy travel blog

Picnic - Palmerino style

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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... and meatballs were eaten and both are now considered "world famous." (C) Yeah, that was a great idea.  BBQ meatballs in Florence.  I spent the whole morning rolling little balls out of pork and beef, then frying them up in olive oil - since ...

Photos of Firenze, Florence, Italy travel blog

Photos of Firenze

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Finding a language school in Florence, Florence, Italy travel blog

Finding a language school in Florence

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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... haven't had much time for sight seeing, though I did climb the bell tower of the duomo today, which gave a lovely view over Florence. I will post some pictures next week. I hope to head to Cinque Terre (a group of 5 villages on some spectacular ...

Michaelangelo and the leaning tower of Pizza, Florence, Italy travel blog

Michaelangelo and the leaning tower of Pizza

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... icons we felt we should see. We snapped the obligatory photos, ate the obligatory pasta and jumped back on the train. Florence is so packed with tourists that you would hardly notice the locals if they weren't so stylish! Enduring massive lines, the ...

Florence, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... nearly as cosy as the one in Rome and was quite a trek by bus to get into town. We probably would have experienced Florence very different had we stayed in town and we would not recommend this accommodation unless you have your own transport. That said, ...

Firenze, Firenze - Home of David, Italy travel blog

Firenze

A travel blog entry by schlossie

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... a visit to the SAN LORENZO MARKET for a great shopping deals.   One trip I always make while being in Florence is visiting Pisa. It's about 1 hour distance from Florence. See the leaning tower - it actually reopened in 2001 and ...

Map Pin Update, Florence, Italy travel blog

Map Pin Update

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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My what a big Gelati you have.., Florence, Italy travel blog

My what a big Gelati you have..

A travel blog entry by itsem

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Ditching off the cultural tour of Florence we ended up just walking around on our own, but did check out David (Michelangelo's) but he was having a few repairs so was mostly hidden by scaffolding. We ended up constantly walking past the same merry go ...

Final Thoughts and Images From Italy, Florence, Italy travel blog

Final Thoughts and Images From Italy

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(S) I sit in my house in Riverton, WY, six months after returning from Europe and nine months since we lived in Florence, and the memories and images are still fresh in my mind. And I am homesick. For our little apartment in Florence, for the food, ...

Florence, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence

A travel blog entry by tavini

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Hanging in Florence, Florence, Italy travel blog

Hanging in Florence

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... given the keys, I knew it was going to be a shitter, and out on the road, it didn't disappoint. Once we were in Florence, we had a nightmare driving around the oneway streets before I lost it, parked and walked to the hotel. Zonth was waiting outside, so ...

On Top of the World, Florence, Italy travel blog

On Top of the World

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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... to take photos of everything, but mostly each other, while sitting on the ground near every scenic overlook. But, seriously, the climb to the top and the the sunset from the top of the Santa Maria del Fiore was one of my favorite times in ...

Florence, Italy, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence, Italy

A travel blog entry by yah27

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... that, unfortunately, it all looked the same to me since most of the paintings depicted the same subject.   I left Florence still pondering what precipitated Renaissance here.  The city itself is nothing out of ordinary but then again, maybe ...

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