Florence is the capital of the region Tuscany in Italy and considered one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Famous for its art and architecture, this city of 400,000 inhabitants is viewed as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, home to such famous Florentines as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michaelangelo and Machiavelli.
From the Florence Travel Guide
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For the overvalued Firenze city, this place is OK. I'll recommend it for a couple of night if you want to walk around the city. Pros: very close to train station and to "historical center". Cons: noisy street, few bathrooms. Staff was nice. No breakfast and you have to pay for internet and coffee. ... more
Brilliant location in Florence, very easy to find on arrival with clear instructions of how to get there. Large clean room, very comfortable. A little noisy at nights as was on street frontage. Hosts were excellent - vey friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay again. ... more
When we first started walking to these apartments from the train station, we were nervous about the location. The street was uninhabited on one side with lots of cars and buses - a touch sketchy. We found the place after a bit of a search - a construction crew was obscuring the entrance. Checkin is only guaranteed between the hours of 3 pm to 8 pm. ... more
Florence or Siena?
Hey guys I have 2 days/nights to spend in either Florence or Siena on my way to Venice. Which would you choose? And special things would you do? Thanks! ...
Hi all, I am heading to Italy in a fortnight and will be staying in Florence for just over a month before heading north to Trento. I have an appartment in the centre of the city and would love some advice on those must-do/see things that perhaps are not mentioned in the guides - the sorts of things ...
Florence or Venice
We have 8 days in Italy (December 26 - January 4) Three days will be spent in Rome. We have 5 days to divide between Venice and Florence. Which city would be better to spend more time in? ...
Dan and Joan, Bob and Jill headed into Florence early. They climbed to the top of the Campanile next to the Duomo and saw the amazing sites of Florence. Followed by a little shopping and meandering the streets of Florence. Meanwhile, Tom and Ann, Dana and Curt took a drive through the Tuscan hillside ...
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October Travels, Part 6(b)
The travelling hat continued its travels in Italy, and spent a day in Florence. The travelling hat is in fact rather pleased with Florence, as there is credentially a huge amount of Very Very Old ...
Posted in Adventures of the Travelling Hat by TravellingHat