Backpackers Florence Central

Borgo Santa Croce,11, Florence, Tuscany, Italy | Hostel
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The Leaning Tower of what????

A travel blog entry by kblas1125


... finally arriving back in Florence. Because of this, the few other stops we had planned didn't exactly work. So instead, we headed up to Palazzo di Michelangelo, a look out on the other side of the Arno River, for city-scape pics. WOW!!! This place was gorgeous. You can see all of the city from there. After another thirty minutes of pics, we headed back down to town for dinner. We ended up in ...

Touring Tuscany

A travel blog entry by karen1750


... had a great opportunity to get to know them over lunch. One young man recognized Andy's Western hat and struck up a conversation with us....turns out he is a McMaster grad and played football under Marshall then played for the CFL. Nice kid... he had just finished up a work term in England and was touring Europe before returning to Milton.

After lunch we had a visit to San Gimignano - beautiful old city - ...

Florence — Day 4

A travel blog entry by robertsinton

... as well worth a visit: the world's oldest operating pharmacy, established by Dominican friars to make potions and remedies for their own use. The interior is very impressive, as are the prices of their products! Clearly they now cater less to monks and more to the well-heeled tourist trade. I am keen to get one of their colognes nonetheless, and try quite a few, but nothing quite strikes me as something I want to smell like. From there we wander ...

Being a picky eater, I think I'm going to STARVE!

A travel blog entry by schreinski


... miles later we found it. At this point my stomach was eating itself due to starvation so pretty much anything looked good. I mean I bought watermelon and peaches, and I don't like EITHER! That explains our desperation to find food. We filled our shopping baskets to the brim of the most random things; pasta, spaghetti sauce, apples, yogurt, lettuce, peaches, watermelon, cheese, bread, wine, etc. Random Italian fact: They do not refrigerate their eggs nor milk, so we ...


A travel blog entry by khanovasemya


... cheese. Most days we've been leaving fairly early in the morning to beat the other tourists to the streets. Just getting outside is an adventure - the kids take turns as to who gets to use the giant key to open the big old door and gate to the Palazzo. We hit the market, come back and drop off our things, and then go explore a bit before coming back for an afternoon nap. It has been so hot that we really appreciate coming back to the air conditioned apartment when the heat ...

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This hostel, located on Borgo Santa Croce,11, Florence, is near Piazza de Signoria, Piazza del Duomo, Tuscan Trails, and Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce.
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