Travel Blogs from Florence, Italy

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Intro to Florence, Florence, Italy travel blog

Intro to Florence

A travel blog entry by holdfast

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... car returned we were off to our room. After a better nights sleep we had an appointment for a food tasting tour at 9:30 called Taste Florence. A quick ride into the centre of town on the tram and we made it in plenty of time. The tour started with salumi ...

We are off to Florence Italy, Florence, Italy travel blog

We are off to Florence Italy

A travel blog entry by sue_and_steve

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... the nicer restaurants that the locals frequent, since you get away from the tourist menus and have much better food.  Florence is truly a fascinating city as well which requires much more time.  There is lots of night life and great ...

Italy! part 2-Florence, Florence, Italy travel blog

Italy! part 2-Florence

A travel blog entry by cestlavie

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My second weekend in Italy was a group trip to Florence. We took a charter bus, which is definitely a seven hour trip from Cannes. The freeway, which followed the Mediterranean but up in the mountains, was pretty crazy...they just built it straight ...

Contiki Europe 2006!!, London, Paris, Switzerland, Austria, Venice, Florence, Rome, Italy travel blog

Contiki Europe 2006!!

A travel blog entry by kbroder86

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... time and it's great that I can say I saw the city, but it wasn't one of my favorites. Plus I heard wonderful things about Florence and couldn't wait to see it. The scenery on the way was again gorgeous. Coach travel really lets you see the country side ...

Firenze, Florence, Italy travel blog

Firenze

A travel blog entry by marwilt

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... restrooms. By then it was time to reboard our bus and finish the 150 miles left until Rome. I know I'd like to return to Florence with more time to discover its beauty. Meanwhile I plan to do some serious reading. Anyone know of some good Michelangelo ...

First week, Florence, Italy travel blog

First week

A travel blog entry by blairlax26

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Incontro con Firenze e Toscana nella mia prima settimana in ...

Florence Festivities, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence Festivities

A travel blog entry by lavish48

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... , where Dante was baptised. Afterwards, we went to the Plaza della Signoria (also called the Reppublica) where a lot fo Florence's political and civil action has occurred for centuries. While we are there, protests are going on with banners and signs ...

The most charming city of italy, Florence, Italy travel blog

The most charming city of italy

A travel blog entry by danny23dc

From my point of view, Firenze could be the most beautiful city of Italy, It's pretty small so we could see almost every highlight just in one morning, his buildings are incredible, when you walk through the streets it's like being in a fairy tale ...

At Least I Look Good, Florence, Italy travel blog

At Least I Look Good

A travel blog entry by brendasjoy

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... step off of curbs much to my own and everyone's surprise. After a peaceful breakfast at the serene Pensione Bencista overlooking Florence, I took a taxi to Firenze.  Delighted with my room and helpful Carlo at DeBenci B&B.  I met my ...

Florence Part 2, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence Part 2

A travel blog entry by bionicbert

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Well it is our second day in Florence and we just got back from dinner and have some time to kill. We ate a restaurant that Rick Steves recommended it was very cheap and very good. We asked for a bottle of house wine and the woman brought us the largest ...

Florence..., Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence...

A travel blog entry by emilycthomson

... to me before I left, but then again the circumstances were against it: pissing down with rain, and, well you wouldn't think Florence had a ghetto would you? but our hotel was in it. The central piazza was obviously beautiful. The buildings were different ...

Birth of the Renaissance, Florence, Italy travel blog

Birth of the Renaissance

A travel blog entry by buckleypup

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... by the Medicci family. The trade bridge, Santa Croche, Michaelangelo's square and many more sights. We saw a leather demonstration as Florence is known for it's leather products. Lunch the greatest lasagna and a glass of red followed by a gelati! after ...

Florence in a Fiat, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence in a Fiat

A travel blog entry by lynsey.nault

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... , with oversized hands and head. This is due to the fact it was originally supposed to sit atop the roof of the Florence Cathedral. Michaelangelo's other incomplete works in the hall leading to David are also quite amazing. I was surprised at how small ...

Florence, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence

A travel blog entry by cheenosineurope

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Started off looking for the church of Santa Croce but ended up at the church of the annunziata. Saw Brunelleschi's first public commission, loggias on two sides of the piazza outside the church. Considered going into the Medici Chapel behind San Lorenzo ...

Shopping in florence, Florence, Italy travel blog

Shopping in florence

A travel blog entry by daleanddes

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... shopping. I got up early but Karen selpt in - oh well. We left by 10 adn drove to the bus stop. TOok the bus into FLorence and got some items she needed for the permissio and some gifts I wanted to get. We had a nice lunch and returned home around ...

Firenze (Florence) - Shopping Anyone???, Florence, Italy travel blog

Firenze (Florence) - Shopping Anyone???

A travel blog entry by scash

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... restaurant that has a sister in San Diego (which we have never been to! J ) The food was delicious and a perfect cap to an amazing day!  Florence and Tuscany exceeded expectations, so far we love Italy and can't wait for Rome! ...

ROMEing Around (Clever...I know), Florence, Italy travel blog

ROMEing Around (Clever...I know)

A travel blog entry by hcarr13

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... where we posted up for about 2 hours and just people watched, which was so much fun. On Saturday, before our bus ride to Florence, we went to a crypt, which had underground rooms with the bones of 4,000 monks. It was really cool, but kind of spooky ...

Day 20 - The Road to Florence, Florence, Italy travel blog

Day 20 - The Road to Florence

A travel blog entry by stevenordmark

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... town. It's 6:30 and Florence is recovering from another day of tourists. It's not at its best for us, and I'm wondering about Florence. Imagine coming to a ballpark about an hour after the game ended. That's what the Piazze Santa Croce looked like. Urban, ...

First Week in Firenze Italy, Florence, Italy travel blog

First Week in Firenze Italy

A travel blog entry by jseibel2

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... cities in the world for a full week and just yesterday I took my first pictures of the place.  For all educational purposes Florence is incredible, the only problem I have with the city is what I found was so wrong with Paris, the English ...

Is it a bad thing that I can't turn my head?, Florence, Italy travel blog

Is it a bad thing that I can't turn my head?

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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... 't think he realized that I was taking him serious. When he proposed I asked him how he felt about getting married in Florence Italy. We found a fabulous Delta flight in March for only $385.00 round trip taxes included and based on those ...

Valentin in Italia 2!- Florence, Florence, Italy travel blog

Valentin in Italia 2!- Florence

A travel blog entry by fminonne

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It's impossible to take a train from Pisa to Siena without going through Florence, so Valentin and I took advantage of this by spending a few hours in the city.  It was the only chance he got to see it, so I tried to show him as much as possible. ...

A little bit of Italy..., Florence, Italy travel blog

A little bit of Italy...

A travel blog entry by jaskate

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... city to a little village called Fiasole. Set right up on top and down the side of one of many hills surrounding Florence, it was the quintessential Tuscan village - trees, cute little villas and resaturants scattered everywhere. There were also some very ...

First Week in Florence, Florence, Italy travel blog

First Week in Florence

A travel blog entry by ilyaandrebecca

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... , we walked across the river with our professor, Bill, and a classmate, Thea, to partake in the (prepare yourself...) FLORENCE GELATO FESTIVAL! Yes, that's right, we arrived just in time for the gelato festival. Many tents were assembled featuring gelato ...

We made a friend!!, Florence, Italy travel blog

We made a friend!!

A travel blog entry by bella0021

... ! We can't move into our apartment until 3, but it will be very exciting to finally get there!  The group doesn't get to Florence until 6, so we'll have time to get unpacked, get a shower in, and hopefully nap before the roomies get there!  ...

Florencia renacentista, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florencia renacentista

A travel blog entry by k0k0m0

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Llegué a Florencia cerca de las 2 y media de la tarde. La estación me pareció desorganizada y nada pintoresca. Al salir de la estación me encaminé hacia el albergue que habíamos acordado con Teresa, que estaba situado del otro lado del rio Arno y ...

Firenze Frenzy, Florence, Italy travel blog

Firenze Frenzy

A travel blog entry by paul-jules

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... poses (not what the sculptor intended?) just outside of the palace of the Medici family--once, the most powerful ruling family in Florence and surrounding Italian city-states. We then walked to the Arno, to take a few pictures of the river and caboom, ...

The Third Tuesday, Florence, Italy travel blog

The Third Tuesday

A travel blog entry by amandawhitaker

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... for most of his life until when he died, it was discovered. in the 1960s apparently some man stool it from Paris and brought it to Italy and showed it to the people and announced that "we have our Mona Lisa back" he then got arrested and sent to a mental ...

Florence, you know how much?, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence, you know how much?

A travel blog entry by meg926

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... barely catching the train to meet Megs and Erica we spent a few hours napping and reading until arriving in Florence.   We walked through the streets to find our hostel, weaving through vendors and tents selling leather goods and ...

My Dogs were barking- Walked 7 hours yesterday, Florence, Italy travel blog

My Dogs were barking- Walked 7 hours yesterday

A travel blog entry by karigraven

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... by Foot. I walked from my apartment yesterday to Piazzale Michelangelo at the top of the hill overlooking the entire city of Florence/Firenze: along side of the Arno, past the American Consulate (where I took a picture and a security person yelled at me ...

rainy day, Florence, Italy travel blog

rainy day

A travel blog entry by patdes

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... to the Nuovo Mercato where we rubbed the nose of the boar in the center . If you do this you are meant to return to Florence (It works!) . After the "straw market" we walked to the Arno and rested on a bridge less crowded than the Ponte Vecchio. It seems ...

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