Florentine
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This neighbourhood is not touted in any of the Tel Aviv tourist brochures, the way its next door neighbour, Neve Tzedek, is. Few of the 50 to 70-year-old buildings have been renovated, though here, in terms of density, is Tel Aviv's largest concentration of Bauhaus architecture.
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Waterlaw
Jerusalem, Israel147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Wonderful old Tel Aviv neighborhood in the south of the city and up against Jaffa (Yafo) and adjacent to the Levinsky Market Place that specialized in Greek, Romanian and Turkish spices, baked goods, chesses, fruits and kosher meats. The neighborhoud’s roots are said to have originated and founded by Jews from Salonika in Greece, and founded in the 1910s, during the country's Ottoman period, that is reflected in the architecture, the alley ways and small stores.

It has been compared to Williamsburg in New York City because of its predominance of young people who live there. Predominated by numerous old-time "bohemian" cafes. It is also mythical in Israel due to a TV series named for the neighborhoud. It is a trendy and exciting area, beautiful turn of the Twentieth Century architecture.

A wonderful concentration of tiny inexpensive bars in the center of the neighborhoud, as well as street food including kababs, falefel and pizza. Has turned into one of the most vibrant Tel Aviv nightlife scenes, much different and warmer than the rest of the city.

Try Tony and Esther's Cafe (Levinsky 39) in the Levinsky Marketץ
Written 1 January 2020
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arieGat
55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
We organized a tour in Florentin to see the Grafitty all over this neighbourhood in Tel Aviv. We were a group of friends with two couples from abroad, led by a lovely young man Shay from "Funzing". The tour was captivating, the guide was so friendly and professional!
It was a pleasure to have him and discover this intersting place.
Thank you, Shay
Written 29 February 2020
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franchescaG
toronto120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Strolled thru this happening area,lots of cafes,shops
Good vibe
Bit of a throwback to the old tel Aviv
Definitely worth a visit
Written 12 November 2018
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savvysolo
Toronto, Canada354 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
A cacophony, but gentrifying... and still with some ways to go... This was not an area where I felt particularly safe or drawn to returning...
Written 5 April 2017
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Yaeer
TA72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
By far the most interesting neighborhood in Tel Aviv. During the day: lot of street art to see, nice coffee shops and restaurants. Lewinsky market is great place to eat Mediterranean food and buy all kind of interesting stuff. At night there's lots of pubs, coffee shops and very cool and young atmosphere. Lot's of great places also around the market at night. Almost every week new place to eat or drink pops up. The neighborhood is cheaper than most of other Tel Aviv areas.
Written 30 April 2015
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dave294458
Bucharest, Romania115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Couples
Old houses- young people !This is the most wanted to rent area by young people because of its unique style- and architecture of the late 1800 -early 1900. Located in south Tel Aviv -below jaffa rd / levinsky st. - nice walk and interesting stores where you can find many cheap stores & wholesalers also clubs !!!
Written 7 April 2012
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The Bean's Talk
Philadelphia, PA39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
The Street Art tour with guide Amit Raz was a terrific experience. He is so knowledgeable about the various street artists because he has personally interviewed them for their artistic perspective and philosophy. What are they trying to communicate and why? You will find out as you walk the Florentine neighborhoods.The street art and graffiti on the tour is a diverse mix of political statements, cartoon-like images and amazing murals. It's a valuable peek inside Tel Aviv.
Written 28 January 2019
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Toshiro_Cowabunga
Barcelona, Spain23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Tel Aviv is a very interesting city, and Florentine is one of the best neighbourhoods from which to get to know the city. Not far from Jaffa, the beach, or the centre of town, this place is quirky and "alternative" enough to keep you interested, but not to alternative that it will put you off. Expect to see loads of businesses with dog bowls holding water outside their premises. Also, expect to see loads of urban street art everywhere, the smallest art gallery in Israel, on Florentine street, and cats. Cats are everywhere.
As are several cool bars, laid-back eateries, and corner shops which stay open during the Sabbath. And yes, you will learn to appreciate that once you are there.
Next time I go back I'll probably stay here as well. I really liked it.
Written 8 November 2018
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Jodok I
Zurich, Switzerland319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
Florentine is a very particular part of Tel Aviv. It's to be found south of the city center. It's by far not as chic as Neve Tzedek, the neighbouring quarter. Florentine is home to many different people. African immigrants, artists, gays but also less fortunate citizens. This mix makes it very special. Hidden restaurants are waiting for discovery; young artists expose in new galleries, small businesses offer products you might not find in other parts of the city - or not anymore. It's a quarter of Tel Aviv which is undergoing constant change.

Written 24 September 2018
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Alisa J
Boca Raton, FL7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
This place is very hip and you can stop into any of the emerging artist studios or shops and enjoy some very interesting forms of art. I went there and purchased a beautiful iron sculpture for my home. I recommend going on a cool day as you have to walk around everywhere to enjoy this artist community. Great cafes and restaurants as well
Written 21 April 2018
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