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Closed to motorized traffic, this unusually wide street is busy nonetheless with pedestrians, shops, cafes and historic attractions.
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All reviews piazza della signora large cart major brands the main tourist drag service vehicles walking experience great street jam packed with people touristy florence street vendors selling small van interesting shops florentine life duomo area gelateria window shopping gelato
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

Via dei Calzaiuoli is a wide pedestrian street that connects piazza della Signoria with piazza Duomo. It is full of stores, from which you can buy bags, cosmetics, clothes, accessories. There you can also find a well known Italian department store (Coin). Well, you should...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

The wide and long pedestrian street, that connects the Piazza del Duomo with the Piazza della Signoria, was until the 15th century divided in several segments, each named by the family or the type of business operated there. It is probably the most crowded street...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This wide, pedestrian friendly, stone street, sidewalk free, runs from Piazza del Duomo to Piazza della Signora. It is a shoppers delight, there are shops of quality brands of handbags, shoes, designer clothing along with restaurants, cafes and a church or 2. It provides a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Less expensive shops, WAY too many people, warm temperatures - all make walking this area less than optimal. Yes, there are cafes and coffee shops, too, but we quickly decided to detour down some of the less crowded side streets making for a more pleasant...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank houstontravelingfool
Reviewed 4 March 2018

While exploring the inner city during our most recent visit to Florence, we spent some time visiting a selection of shops located along the Via dei Calzaiuoli. Like the rest of the city, this interesting, city-street was jam-packed with people on the day of our...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

While exploring the inner city during our most recent visit to Florence, we spent some time visiting a selection of shops located along the Via dei Calzaiuoli. Like the rest of the city, this interesting, city street was jam-packed with people on the day of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

So much confusion that you are missing all the beautiful things that are in Via dei Calzaiouli. There are so many people and cheap shops that the beauty of Florence is completely lost! In the little adjacent streets there are lots of little places were...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Most expensive gelato $21 for three small cups! It was so bad my daughters and I threw it away and went to Venchi and it was fabulous. Love Florence!!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jill B
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We walked through this street every day for three days, from our hotel to the various sites around Florence city. This is one of the busiest streets, but also it has a certain attraction, in that there are so many shops of all types that...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We lived on this street for a week - it was a great location as we were smack dab in the middle of touristy Florence! This is the main tourist drag between the Duomo and the Uffizi - pedestrianized (except for service vehicles). Its full...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city
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