"Fatti non foste per viver come bruti ma......" Florence by xaver

Florence Travel Guide: 5,183 reviews and 11,538 photos

I came back to Florence after some years and I must admitt that I was a bit disappointed, I found Florence dirtier, with much more traffic and with really few walking areas.
In my opinion a city like this should be joined walking, but this became a warning more then an advice.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Still some of the best italian art
  • Cons:Too nany cars motorbikes and pollution
  • In a nutshell:a must see before it gets even worse
  • Last visit to Florence: Feb 2003
  • Intro Updated Jul 23, 2003
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Do you know if they have done anything to calm the car traffic in the last ten years?

    • xaver's Profile Photo
      Jul 4, 2014 at 3:26 PM

      thanks for visiting "my" Florence and yes as far as I know 5 years ago a big part of the historical center became walking area.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2009 at 8:27 PM

    Santa Croce does look fabulous, a must-see....

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2004 at 6:47 PM

    a lovely page & great pics !

  • gosiaPL's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2003 at 2:05 AM

    It's a pity Florence suffers so much from car exhaust pollution. I'd better visit it soon! ;-)

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2003 at 9:59 AM

    Wonderful!! It's been 20 years since my visit to Florence! I'd love to return!

  • margaretvn's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2003 at 1:57 AM

    Love your photos and I really enjoyed Florence - I love the works of Michelangelo

  • Sarita76's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2003 at 11:19 AM

    Belle foto, davvero!!! E non vedo l'ora di tornarci: Firenze sto arrivando!!!!

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2002 at 1:51 PM

    Mmmh, I am just back from a few days in Florence. I think the air is mainly polluted by the motorini .... Nice page with brilliant photos ...

  • MZK's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2002 at 6:09 PM

    What amazing pictures! Thanks for sharing!

  • socrates_07's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2002 at 1:50 PM

    I was there just once. And I was extremely impressed.

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