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Prices In Florence

Italy Travel Notes presents: By Elena Farinelli

Florence, Italy, like any international tourist destination, needs a little “know how to get around without spending more than what you wish.

Generally speaking tourists are considered an easy target for those merchants who are lucky enough to have their stands and shops on the tourist routes.

Italy Travel Notes – Prices In Florence

On the other hand, when we`re touring around we may loose the correct “money per value ratio. Or we “like to muchthat particular souvenir to start questioning about the price or try to negotiate it or to look around for better prices. The best thing would be to have a local friend (trustworthy enough) to help us around.
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Florence, Italy Six Great Attractions

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Italy Travel Notes – Florence, Italy Six Great AttractionsToday, I`ll give you six great attractions to see when you`re visiting Florence, Italy. When you visit Florence, bring some great walking shoes, as you`ll be doing a lot of walking throughout the often-crowded city. Also, try to visit in the spring or winter, which are cooler months.


This is a fabulous art museum that was once used as a prison. Lots of Renaissance era art here.


It`s a Baptistery that`s in the shape of an octagon. The Battistero is a great example of Roman style.


Designed by Giotto, this marble gothic bell tower is magnificent. Prepare to walk though. There are just over 400 steps.
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Enjoying Art & Architecture In The City Of Florence, Italy

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You want to see the Athens of Italy`? It`s none other, but Florence! Florence is hyperbolically beautiful city, lying on the Arno River. Florence, the capital city of Tuscany, is the city of beauties, lilies, and fragrances, and destination for art and architectural magnificence. The city is the cultural, artistic and architectural gem of Italy, and the gem it apparently is!

Italy Travel Notes – Enjoying Art & Architecture In The City Of Florence, Italy

Florence is often considered as the cradle of the Italian Renaissance. You can really explore the treasure of the marvelous works of art and architecture in the mesmeric city of Florence. The historic Center of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1982. So, if you are out to enjoy art & architecture in Florence, the city has plenty to offer you.
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The city of Florence and its past

Italy Travel Notes presents: by Jakob Jelling

The city of Florence, or Florentia according to its Italian name, was founded in the first century B.C. by the Romans. This way, it has passed through a really great amount of different periods and époques which have caused different influences on it, and meeting this town and its historic buildings can be one of the most amazing experiences a person who enjoys history related activities could have.

Italy Travel Notes – The city of Florence and its past

In Florence, visitors can be in contact with many different historic periods as well as many important situations and moments from the past. Every building and street of this city contains a piece of history within its structure, and taking a tour through the city can be as taking a tour through the pass of centuries.

During the 15th and 16th centuries, Florence became a free state. During this period of time, the city was ruled and governed by the Medici family, government which was known as the Signoria of the Medici. Also during this period, Florence was at its best moment regarding art and culture in general.
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Italy’s magical city of Florence – the capital of the exquisite Tuscan region

Italy Travel Notes presents: By Michael Hanna

Italy’s ideal climate, animated people and passion for cuisine make it a perfect destination for independent travellers seeking much more than a one dimensional package holiday.

Italy Travel Notes – Italy's magical city of Florence - the capital of the exquisite Tuscan region

Choosing where to start a trip of discovery in Italy is difficult with so many must sees but Florence, as the capital of Tuscany and the birthplace of Renaissance is a great option. Florence’s stunning architecture, rich culture, fascinating history and famous romantic atmosphere make it one of Europe’s top city break destinations.
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10 Reasons To Visit Florence In Italy

Italy Travel Notes presents: You can define Florence as the city of “pleasance, elegance, excellence, opulence, magnificence. In fact, you may need lot more beautiful adjectives to describe the city completely. Certainly, Florence has floral pleasance, architectural elegance, artistic excellence, cultural opulence, and renaissancial magnificence.

Italy Travel Notes – 10 Reasons To Visit Florence In Italy

Florence is one of the most fantastic cities of Italy. The heart of Tuscany resting on the Arno River was the capital of the Kingdom of Italy from 1865 to 1870. Long ruled by the Medici family, Florence is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. The city is known for its scenic beauty and richness of its art and architecture. Surely, Florence gives you numerous reasons to visit its exotic sites, but here are top rated 10 reasons to visit the city.
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How to Do Florence in 48 Hours

Italy Travel Notes presents: by Katy Hyslop

You have just arrived in the Renaissance capital of the art world with a couple of days to spare, so where do you go and what highlights can you see in such a short time? This is the guide for you to get the maximum out of a short stay in Florence.

Italy Travel Notes – How to Do Florence in 48 Hours

Now is probably a good time to familiarise yourself with the central city, if it`s late summer it will be beginning to cool down and hopefully the crush of the tourist crowds will be starting to diminish. The centre of Florence is easy to walk around as the streets are narrow and most are closed to traffic.

Starting off around the main station there is the Piazza Santa Maria Novella with the church that gives the train station its name. Opposite the church there is the Piazza Nazionale and a road which leads down to the Piazza del Mercato Centrale. Here there are a few market stalls selling leather goods, souvenirs and other items. The 2 famous buildings to see here are the Cappelle Medici and the San Lorenzo e Biblioteca Laurenziana.
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Top Ten Things to do in Florence

Italy Travel Notes presents: By Rachel Deutsch

Italy Travel Notes – Top Ten Things to do in FlorenceFlorence, along with Rome and Venice, is one of the “must see” cities of Italy. It is the epicenter of Renaissance, the place it all revolved around. Any famous artist or architect of the time had a part in making this place more beautiful.

The treasures of Florence are not limited to the art that was commissioned for the public. Many of the old private palazzos and gardens were designed by the best architects and landscape artists of the time and decorated by the best known artists. Some of these buildings are now open to the public and are well worth a visit.

Most tourists can only spend a limited time in Florence, so here is a list of my top things to see (Or: what would I do if I only had 2-3 days in Florence).

1. Go to the top of Giotto’s Campanile
This bell tower was built in the 14th century. From the top of it there is a great view of the area. It is also a good location to take pictures from a different angle. There are 414 stairs leading to the top, so it is not recommended for people who are not fit.
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