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    Hello Mego,

    Usual tour in Florence is

    Train Station (which is also a main bus hub) - Duomo and Battistero -> Palazzo Vecchio -> Piazzale degli Uffizi.

    Then you can choose

    If you want to visit the Uffizi (it takes 2 hours), which has most of the masterpieces of reinassence, you better reserve in advance:

    Their official contacts
    TELEPHONE +39 055294883
    OFFICIAL WEBSITE http://www.uffizi.firenze.it/english/ (you can ever reserve from here)
    This one is the ONLY official website. There are many other Uffizi related website which will charge higher fees for you tickets.

    if you do not want to visit the uffizi

    move to Ponte Vecchio -> Piazza Pitti and Boboli Garden

    Then you can choose again

    - get back, and walk along the riverside till you reach the quaint Piazza Santa Croce

    - keep walking straight into Via Romana, reach Piazzale di Porta Romana and get bus nr 12. This will take you to Piazzale Michelangelo, on the top of a hill: there is a wonderful view of the whole town from there

    Other nice places to visit if you have time and energies:

    - Chiesa di Orsanmichele, near Palazzo Vecchio, it's very nice inside
    - Chiesa di Santo Spirito, near Palazzo Pitti
    - Chiesa di Sant'Ambrogio (nice Cimabue's christ inside)
    - Benozzo Gozzoli Chapel, inside Palazzo Medici Riccardi, near the Duomo
    - a visit to the quaint Mercato Centrale

    1 day is not enaugh to visit Florence, 2 day at least

    To eat in Florence:

    - la Casalinga (Santo Spirito)
    - A Casa Mia (Piazza Ghiberti)
    - Fiaschetteria da Mario (Mercato Centrale)
    - for Pizza: Rosso Pomodoro (mercato Centrale)
    - Top restaurant in Florence is Cibreo (also pretty expensive)

    You can stay here (where i work)

    - borgo villa castelletti http://www.villacastelletti.it

    Enjoy your holidays

    STEFANO over 8 years ago

    Answered by via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Go to a soccer game if you are there during the season. over 8 years ago

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    I think you were asking for ideas of places to go that are *off* the main tourist map! So how about the Museo Stibbert! The Bardini Gardens or Le Cascine! The Orto Botanico! Or you can take a train to Montelupo Fiorentino, center of ceramic and maiolica since the middle ages, and visit the shops! Need more ideas? :)
    www.tgiflorence.com about 8 years ago

    Answered by tgiFLORENCE via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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