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Centro Storico

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Address: Florence, Italy
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That part of Florence situated between Piazza San Marco, Piazza Santa Maria...

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.

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We enjoyed coming to this bridge and enjoying the view, it is stunning and has old shops selling jewelry. Easily could have spent hours if it was not cold.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed coming to this bridge and enjoying the view, it is stunning and has old shops selling jewelry. Easily could have spent hours if it was not cold.

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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a must see in Florence. The structure is unusual with the buildings along the sides of the bridge. All with little jewellery shops. The best view is definitely walking along the river or from Piazzale Michelangelo where you can see a longer stretch of water with multiple bridges.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The afternoon was warm with a gentle breeze which made for a wonderful slow walk around the city.We were able to stop and enjoy the buskers and the atmosphere almost makes you want to change all your plans and stay longer in Florence or Firenze. Note the no entry signs which all have some theme added to them.The street may... More 

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Tangier, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Florence city centre is the kind of cities that became part of you once you visit it. Just get lost on the streets and enjoy the beautiful city

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited while in Florence in May 2012. Beautiful bridge over the river. Many buildings on both sides of the river. Guys rowing boats down the river while you walk along on the street overlooking it. There is some grassy areas on the other side of the wall. These have small bouquets of flowers sitting along the edge of where the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to stroll through in the early evening. Plenty shops to keep you busy. worth walking down river to view it from one of the bridges. a nice scenic view.

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Liphook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go down the river a bit and look back at the bridge, it's beautiful. Held up with wooden struts it looks romantic and gives a taste of the 'old' Florence. On the bridge are a lot of very expensive jewellery shops which make for fun window shopping.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

In more ways than one. Not only is the view good at night, the sparkling of the jewelry and crowd is, as well. It was fun walking back and forth over this bridge with the unique stores on it. A must for your walking tour

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Geretsried, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

A must for Italy tourists (which makes it always overcrowded). Nice architecture, a travel back in time when renaissance was at its peak

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Italy is wonderful. Firenze is one of The most beautiful italian cities. Full of ancient bilingue, churches And history. And Good food And wine.

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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