Ars Opulenta

Ars Opulenta

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About me:

Explore Florence, its history and art with me! Art historian and authorized fine arts guide of Florence and its environs. Native English speaker, in Tuscany since 1982.

Living in:

Italy Florence, Italy

Joined:

June 2012

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    Need recommendations for good Vegetarian friendly restaurants in Italy

    In Florence, Il Sedano Allegro on Via dei Pilastri! Delicious vegetarian food in a lovely restaurant. Nice wine list too! over 7 years ago

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    Can we find Mc Donnald everywhere in Italy,France and Spain?

    Ciao monchita22, I can tell you that here in Florence, like in most major Italian cities, the Golden Arches are present and accounted for! In the center of Florence you'll find three: one inside Santa Maria Novella station, one across the street from the station and another on Via Cavour, near the duomo. Surely not as abundant as in most smallish american towns but... they're here! If you're traveling with kids and they're craving a little of home, there's nothing wrong with treating them to a Happy Meal. Don't let anyone lay a guilt trip on you - you and those kids are here to have fun! over 7 years ago

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    My wife & I r planning a 7 day mini vacation to Italy on a sort of tight budget. Places to visit. Things to see? Nice economical hotels?

    Florence is less than two hours from Rome on the fast train, and is a beautiful, intriguing and very walk able city! You'll find some of the most important art collections in the world with masterpieces like Michelangelo's David and Botticelli's Birth of Venus, the magnificent Duomo, the suggestive Ponte Vecchio and so much more. We have great restaurants for all tastes and budgets - you can dine in high style or chow down with the locals at the local trippaio's stand! For inexpensive hotels, try the Oltrarno neighborhood. Two reliable places: Residence San Frediano and Hotel Silla. over 7 years ago