Travel Blogs from Florence, Italy

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"Uffizi's sore yet?"

A travel blog entry by flashpackers

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... to the Palazzo Michelangelo where another replica of David stood. It was also on top of a hill which gave a wonderful view over Florence, from the Duomo, to the characteristic red roof buildings to the Ponte Vecchio and Arno River. We took many photos up ...

OUTBURST, Florence, Italy travel blog

OUTBURST

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... the past demanding month. Who knows? A few very positive experiences have also helped me to feel good during recent times. In Florence, Italy, I saw my cousin Kyle. As a preppy curly-blond-haired youth, he'd been an enormous part of my childhood: ...

Rocking up at Firenze having a night out, Florence, Italy travel blog

Rocking up at Firenze having a night out

A travel blog entry by clintonb

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... . The river was green, but everything around it was so beautiful with so much character. The bridge we crossed (main bridge in florence) had shops and homes all over it, and apparently the only one bridge that survived the war! We then had toea which i ...

No more madonna please, Florence / Venice, Italy travel blog

No more madonna please

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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This time our plan worked. We got up early and packed our bags, checked out of the hotel and joined the line for the Uffizi Gallery at 7.30am. We were about 10th in line and I left the BOSS to guard our precious place and went off in search of ...

. . . and then Italy!, Venice, Florence, Cinque Terra, Siena, Assisi, Rome, Italy travel blog

. . . and then Italy!

A travel blog entry by sharadnsusan

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... , climbing many bridges, sampling some great gelato, and people watching. A lovely time! We spent the next two nights in Florence, where we did all the touristy things you are supposed to do in the birthplace of the Renaissance, including staring up in ...

David - or not, Florence, Italy travel blog

David - or not

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... it will knock your socks off. Our plan had been to wander up the hill to the Piazzale Michelangelo and watch the sun set over Florence but the BOSS pointed out that the sun will be setting behind the hill and not over Florence at all. So we gave up ...

My Feet Hurt, Florence, Italy travel blog

My Feet Hurt

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... will continue to whinge. * For all those wondering - no I did not indulge my whim!! but the shame of it is for just 20 euros more than my parking fine I could have had myself a beautiful red leather jacket, a much more memorable souvenir from ...

75, Florence, Italy travel blog

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A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... am, and also seeing that I booked my trip so late, I managed to get very cheap business class seats !!! Well for myself that is !!! Florence Back down to earth I came, my hotel was one star whilst Brenda had a five star. It was alright for a cheapie, but ...

Statue of David, Florence, Italy travel blog

Statue of David

A travel blog entry by clintonb

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... glad to call them my mate's! Will make sure i dont loose contact with these two.. THANKS NEIL... THANKS CARLY!!! for making Florence for me! :o) - Hopefully we'll cross path's again one day if we travel into each others neighbourhood... AND... CIAO ...

Grazie Accidental Tourist!, Florence, Italy travel blog

Grazie Accidental Tourist!

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Spend one of the best days today in the Tuscan countryside right outside of Florence with a small tour group called Accidental Tourist. The sun was out and the sky was blue which was interrupted at times by interesting cloud formations. There were ...

The Crowds Come Marching In, Florence, Italy travel blog

The Crowds Come Marching In

A travel blog entry by flashpackers

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... go on holidays to other cities... urgh! -          Eventually caught the train to Florence... unfortunately, the city is packed full of people... even more unfortunate, many Italians on holidays! It's a ...

The artists highlight of our trip, Florence, Italy travel blog

The artists highlight of our trip

A travel blog entry by orangenemo

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... . For Mike, I think this city was all about sleep. He slept all day and missed doing all the things we did in Florence, including spotting Denzel Washington walking around the streets one afternoon. Yeah, Denzel, no joke! I also went to Siena for one ...

Florence - David And More., Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence - David And More.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... a long way but we found it, had a fabulous meal of roast pigeon and walked all the way back to the campsite along narrow roads without footpaths. We do like a good adventure. Footnote: The Historic Centre of Florence is UNESCO World Heritage ...

The David.., Florence, Italy travel blog

The David..

A travel blog entry by flashpackers

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... got from the Rick Steves' audio guide made it even more interesting. - Did the Rick Steves' city audio guide around Florence, which pretty much followed the path we took through the city yesterday. Saw some more statues around a church, interesting ...

The horse race of Siena, Siena, Florence and Perugia, Italy travel blog

The horse race of Siena

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... anyone to see. The Duomo was great, and then it was time for gelato, and this was the most expensive we had had. Florence was a lovely place but expensive, we only stayed one night, as the campground was outrageous in cost, so we packed up and drove to ...

La Dolce Vita, Milan, Venice, Pisa and Florence, Italy travel blog

La Dolce Vita

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... and the beauty of the Field of Miracles, and into the Florentine countryside for a walk in the olive fields of Tuscany. While in Florence we camped at Villa Camerata in the hills. Very nice place to be and the Tibetan tent held up well. Now we are ...

Firenze, Florence, Italy travel blog

Firenze

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... Eurostar train, second class with assigned seating, was such a smooth ride. As we rose in elevation coming into Florence, we traveled through green hilly countryside with ochre, orange and yellow stucco buildings nestled into the hills the storm clouds ...

Sistine Chapel - Take II, Florence, Italy travel blog

Sistine Chapel - Take II

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... trains in Italy are very nice and comfortable. The view through Tuscany was remarkable and very different from Amalfi. We arrived in Florence after only one and a half hours but then took nearly forty five minutes to find our hotel when it should have ...

David!, Florence, Italy travel blog

David!

A travel blog entry by mallorybecker

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... ; The colors of the buildings here are like Venice, mostly coral in color but with lots of goldish trimming.  I did some shopping because Florence has the best leather and jewlery in the world only made here so it is at a very good price for quality ...

Nice is nice but Florence's quicker., Florence, Italy travel blog

Nice is nice but Florence's quicker.

A travel blog entry by rebn

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... has created a landscape most suited for the growth of the above mentioned fruits as well as vegetables and wine grapes. Arriving in Florence around 6:30pm we called through all the potential Hostel numbers in our book and all were full. As we left the ...

Awake to greet the Italian sunrise, Florence, Italy travel blog

Awake to greet the Italian sunrise

A travel blog entry by orangenemo

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... at the clubs and feel like we know it by heart. I think the guys that sing it are Bulgarian or something. Anyways I am here in Florence now, the center of culture and art. We are definently going to see all the sights here. Ian gave me a list of what I ...

The Best night ever!!!, Florence, Italy travel blog

The Best night ever!!!

A travel blog entry by lozdotcom

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... , but I bought a box to share with the bus - after my win from the previous night I felt like sharing's caring! We arrived into Florence early evening at our hotel. Checked in, had a nice shower, then got ready to go for dinner that night. We also had ...

Florence, Italy, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence, Italy

A travel blog entry by benandtrudie

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... part of the new country of Italy. For six years (until Rome joined the union) Florence was actually capital of Italy. 20th century Florence thrived on the back of tourism, financial services, heavy industry and its old staple - trade. Occupied by the ...

Through the Apennines, Florence, Italy travel blog

Through the Apennines

A travel blog entry by kcsinasia

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... a retirement community for Roman soldiers, and the oldest part is laid out with north-south and east-west streets close to the river. Florence is basically brown, as the stone from which it is built and paved is brown. Unlike Venice, it is full of cars, ...

Belle Firenze, Florence, Italy travel blog

Belle Firenze

A travel blog entry by purple_havs

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It is hot. Put simply, my first impressions of Florence. Eventually arrived after a few train bungles and getting lost as usual - 2 months of travel hasn't done anything for me there... It's been over 35 degrees both the days that I've been here and ...

David's dangling feature, Florence, Italy travel blog

David's dangling feature

A travel blog entry by beckerworldtrip

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... going to stop us. We took one of those double decker buses up to a small town out beyond the fringe of Florence called Fiesole. This town, a favorite among visitors to Florence, sits at a bit higher elevation with significant history dating all the way ...

Views from the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy travel blog

Views from the Uffizi Gallery

A travel blog entry by lauren__11

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... go home, to return another day, if on vacation I believe there truly is something to be said about "museum reservations," Florence is much more enjoyable "sans" the confines of a three hour queue! Though no photographs were permitted to be snapped of ...

My Return to Europe, Florence, Italy travel blog

My Return to Europe

A travel blog entry by btutterow

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... I had to figure out what line to stand in and what papers to get.  On the train ride (going 185mph) down to Florence we passed through Bologna, where just a few days earlier a massive earthquake had struck. There wasn't much damage - apparently it ...

Hi everyone- just a little update as the ..., Florence, Italy travel blog

Hi everyone- just a little update as the ...

A travel blog entry by caligirl

Hi everyone- Just a little update, as the computers here are very crowded, and hard to use... We are really enjoying Florence...it is absolutely beuatiful here and the weather is nice and sunny too! The people here are extremely friendly and always ...

De rupsjes nooitgenoeg & Europa, Florence, Italy travel blog

De rupsjes nooitgenoeg & Europa

A travel blog entry by europareis

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... de Ponte Vecchio, de dom en een replica van de David. Eenmaal terug bereidden we voor onszelf een godenmaal (when in Florence…) dat zoals gewoonlijk binnen hooguit drie minuten was weggevroten. Je zou gerust kunnen zeggen dat we niet door Europa ...

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