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A tour guide told us that we have to see this statue so my teenager son insisted that we take a walk to see this not to miss FLORENCE attraction. It was quite a walk from where we lived. After 20 minutes we came to...More
Take a chance. Great prices on leather bound notebooks. bought beautiful, gold embossed stationary. Many of the local stores have stands there to entice the tourist to come to their retail stores and see more expensive items. I checked to see if the items were...More
All this market stuff is mass produced and poor quality. Buy it if you wish, but just be aware that the leather goods aren't artisanal or Italian. You might as well buy something from China. These typical street markets in tourist locations all over the...More
This open-air market is centrally located near Piazza della Signoria and caters strictly to the tourist trade. It is well known for the Fontana del Porcellino. The building itself is great to look at with all the columns, capitals, and dome ceiling. Inspect your items...More
Smaller version of the San Lorenzo market with the usual leather goods that are repeated and you haggle for, if you feel they are good value and what you want. There is a wild boar statute there in this pretty old housed market. (I do...More
They were only displaying the largest cones for sale which were 10 euros( only discovered on payment and I asked for a lemon ice cream it was only when I left the shop that I realised that inside the lemon was a blob of green...More
A decent selection of goods, some stalls have similar goods and some stalls have bags of lesser quality. Inspect the bags, not only the leather but the clasps and construction, and be prepared to haggle. You can usually at least get some smaller leather souvenirs...More
Whilst the locals know him as a piglet in reality it is wild boar and all part of the folk law and history of the area. Rub his nose for luck. It’s is a bit of fun next to a leather market. Remember to negotiate...More
Not far from the Ponte Vecchio on the corner of Via Porta Rossa & Via Por Santa Maria Calimala, is the New Market. This arcade with its wide Renaissance-style arches, was built halfway through the 16th century to accommodate the silk and precious objects trade....More
Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can reach the city center, the Florence that everybody dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can experience the rare beauty of the capital of the Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the
Loggia of the Uffizi where it is possible to fully taste the talent of the best artists who animated Florence over the centuries. When the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than a walk along the river Arno up to the ancient bridge, Ponte Vecchio. It is full of jewels and decorated by the colors captured in postcards.