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“Good for walking only”
Review of Centro Storico

Centro Storico
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Skip the Line: Small-Group Florence Renaissance Walking Tour with Accademia...
Ranked #12 of 631 things to do in Florence
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Owner description: That part of Florence situated between Piazza San Marco, Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Santa Croce, and Santo Spirito, filled with up-scale and expensive shops.
Zurich, Switzerland
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“Good for walking only”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Florence center is quite popular and crowded (at least at the period we went there). Hisotrical bridge, many squares/plazas, hisotrical buildings, statues and many many shops.

For sure it worths the visit, but please make sure that you do everything by foot or bicycle. Cars are not welcomed in this city

Visited June 2014
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Treat for the eyes.”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Beautiful buildings, and very posh shops line both sides of the street. Must take a photo of the lake.

Visited May 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“you cant miss it or miss taking a picture”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

its a beautiful view over the river which you cannot miss or resist taking a picture, must see as most of the city

Visited July 2013
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Harlingen, Texas
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“Nice walk”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Very pretty. You can walk around and hardly get lost, since the Campanile is visible from most parts. Do little walks, go to San Lorenzo, with its unfinished frontal, and to the Medici chapels at its back, and to the mercato next to it for good leather items, of which Florence is reputed; do not miss the Chapel of the Magi, a jewel in the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi (and look at the front of the building and try to find out the addition the Riccardis did...it's not an easy task!); walk up this same street and visit the convento di San Marco, where Fra Angelico lived and painted a good number of frescoes (which he never corrected because he said his hand was guided by God himself), in this place also lived the infamous Savonarola (condemned to burn in Piazza della Signoria; the spot is marked and Italians say is good luck to step on it); next to it is La Accademia, with marvelous David in it (and the 'slaves' carvings); visit Santa Maria de la Croce, at the end of a street off Piazza della Signoria, where Galileo is buried, and Michelangelo, and Machiavelli (and an empty tumb awaits Dante, good luck getting him from Bologna); and never forget the beautiful Ponte Vecchio very close to Piazza della Signoria.

Visited June 2014
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Billinge, Lancashire
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“Beautiful architecture”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

You will not go to Florence and not see these beautiful magnificent buildings, beautiful people and streets, breath-taking beauty and culture

Visited May 2014
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