Travel Blogs from Florence, Italy

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Galileo museum, rest and Florence at night, Florence, Italy travel blog

Galileo museum, rest and Florence at night

A travel blog entry by lashez

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... the main residence of the ruling families housing many great artworks and luxury items. It is now the largest museum complex in Florence housing 6 different museums and gallery's, none of which we wanted to see so we took photos of the outside and kept ...

Pinch and a punch for the first of the month, Florence, Italy travel blog

Pinch and a punch for the first of the month

A travel blog entry by lashez

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... could tell it was a really hot day just by seeing foot prints in the pavement. We stopped at a pizza place, and it had to be the worst we have had so far. Such a shame for our last night in Florence. Looking forward to Cinque Terre tomorrow.    ...

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, ...

Medicis: Why Have Just One Palace/City/Masterpiece, Florence, Italy travel blog

Medicis: Why Have Just One Palace/City/Masterpiece

A travel blog entry by dackland

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... , and it included all their opening times.   In light of this, we decided to start with Il Bargello which is Florence's sculpture gallery and the building was a former medieval town hall and prison.  It has Michelangelos, Giambolognas, and seems ...

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 ...

Leaving Florence, Firenze, Italy travel blog

Leaving Florence

A travel blog entry by bevdye

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... and it was too tiring. Most people I met on the tours were younger than me and they told me that they would do one tour, take one or two days off in between each tour. I definitely want to return to visit Florence again, but stay for one month ext ...

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 ...

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 ...

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