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“ponte vecchio”(72 reviews)
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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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50122, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The area around Lungarno Vespucci, better known as Centro Storico is filled with beautiful buildings, great restaurants and small shops most of which are own by artisans. the little streets are very unique.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank czlido
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place to visit. Organized a triple ticket beforehand to visit Uffizi, Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens. Went to opera at St marks church which was fun but the rest organized when we got there. Worth doing some homework to get knowledge beforehand especially if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank margaretspain
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Florence is one of the towns where you can just walk and walk, there is no need for public transport unless you want to go to the outskirts. The centre is very pretty and as we visited in November it wasn't too busy, but can't...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 1 December 2018

This is truly the birthplace of the Renaissance. In such a small area, you see art everywhere. The spirit of the Florentine geniuses permeates the place. Marvel at the museums, the churches, the squares, the bridges, the palaces, the monasteries, and the outdoor art and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank margaretc007
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Florence's centro storico is an open museum. So many historical buildings, statues, piazze.What you should do is stroll, learn, see. The entire city is waiting for you to explore and love it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ElliTravelTaste
Reviewed 14 November 2018

There is a lot to see around the historical center. You could spend a day on each historical place or building an learn about their rich history. But the places are really crowded. Also the entrances to the main sightseeing spots are high.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Diana R
Reviewed 12 November 2018

A visit , with the right amount of time, of the Centro Storico of this beautiful city, is something you simply cannot pass. Still holding some 30-40% of all the monuments related to the italian Rissorgimento, the city breaths culture. As well as beauty, for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carlos B
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

This city is really lovely and amazing. It is comfortable for walking around only with paper map in your hand.City wifi for connection is available too. All monuments are such amazing and you can see them again and again. Ice cream,coffee and pizza are everywhere....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gabi H
Reviewed 8 November 2018

It's incredible that there's so much exquisite art and architecture altogether within such a small space. It's absolutely magical and I have to go again soon. Once just isn't enough.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 503dr
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Spent three days wandering around here. Crowded for sure, but the buildings and museums are to die for. Top tip - plan your visit and book the major sights in advance or you'll go from one multi-hour queue to another.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Con53
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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
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6 March 2018|
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Response from Noname08 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay, shops pretty much open everywhere and every day