"The amazing Florence" Florence by Alex_71

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My city

What to say about florence? You just have to come and visit:u have to feel the city.It's different from other cities in Italy,and the people it's different.Better or worse? I don't know..i know that i just love Florence.I think it's one of the most beautiful places in the world,u can walk and see "Giotto's tower"(il campanile di Giotto),or Ponte vecchio,or il Bargello,or "la porta del paradiso",and lots of other things.People is special,friendly but caustic,in a very tuscany way.Food is excellent(i love the bistecca alla fiorentina),and wine too.I just can say...come,try a weekend in florence,and then,i'm sure you'll want to come back again,and again,and again!

A panoramic view

Florence is amazing,and it's great to walk into the streets,or going in to the museums but,if you wanna make some panoramic pictures there are 2 places where you can go.One is the little town of Fiesole,that is on the hill,and you can arrive there by car,or bus(not on foot,too far),the other is Piazzale Michelangelo(we call simply"Il piazzale").You can arrive there by local bus or also walking from San Niccolò's area.It's ever full of people but,believe me,the view is just amazing

some links

Here i post some links that i hope can help,or be useful or just funny:

This one is about Florence city hall and it's all about the city of Florence
Florence city hall

This one is about events that are in Florence,maybe if you come here on holiday it can be useful
Events in Florence

This link is about monuments in Florence. Just for give an idea of the amazing masterpieces you can find in this amazing city
Monuments in Florence

I just spent some days going around with Sheila, a vt members, from US. It's ever great to have the pleasure of meeting other vt members and expecially when someone that is so special, and such a great person.

Feel free to leave a comment on my page or if you have time you can write an e-mail. Contact me if you need some help. I'm not sure if i can do something but at least i can try

  • Intro Updated Sep 12, 2009
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  • BeatChick's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    Hi Alex! A friend & I will be in Firenze for our birthdays in September (I see yours is close to ours, too, on the 14th!). Do you think Osteria Mastrobulletta is a good choice for a birthday dinner? I'm looking for something typical, not too expensive, and stays open late. I am enjoying reading your Firenze tips!!

  • alza's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2011 at 7:48 AM

    Buondì! thanks for this page, I really enjoyed seeing Florence through the eyes of a Florentine! Stunningly beautiful Intro photo.

  • JuliaMac's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2011 at 8:39 AM

    Florence......... it's my dream)))))))

  • windoweb's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2010 at 2:50 AM

    Thanks for the tip about Fiesole. We will be in Tuscany this fall. Ancora Vino!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    The panoramic view from the other side of the river was wonderfull I have been here 8 times, and still more to vedere. Ciao and tutti

  • Bilimari's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2008 at 5:56 AM

    Hehehe. I did say "if" LOL!

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2008 at 3:50 AM

    Yes, fantastic city!

  • Toshioohsako's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2008 at 4:40 AM

    A wonderful view of F.

  • PALLINA's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2008 at 12:44 AM

    sono carini i tuoi tips, soprattutto per gli stranieri. ricordo una giornata a firenze con un'amica di Tokio che comprava tali cianfrusaglie...tanto per lei ere tutto so cheap!...ciao

  • Bigs's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2007 at 11:31 AM

    Oh I agree, Florence is indeed very charming. But don't come by car ;) I hated the traffic. It's perfect by foot..... Stayed near Fiesole and loved that too. Nice view over Florence from there.

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