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What to do and see in Florence

A walk around Florence:

Paseo por Florencia

Late afternoon is a perfect time to take a walk around the historic centre of Florence and to get some sort of idea of what the city is about. Depending on where you are staying you will start off at one point or another, but this is the route we suggest you take: Piazza Pitti: with the famous Pitti Palace and the Gardens of Boboli. All the area that extends between ...

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Il Doumo de Florencia:

Doumo, Florencia

Brief description: the city´s cathedral, Santa María de Fiore, stands out for the originality of its decoration (in pink, green and white marble) and for its dome. Also of note in front of the cathedral´s central door are the baptistry and the belfry (you can pay to go in but we don´t recommend it). Pay attention to the baptistry's carved door, a replica of "Gates ...

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Visits to Museums in Florence:

David de Miguel Angel, Florencia

Florence is famous for its museums. We list below the three most famous ones in order of importance and with a brief idea of their content. Our route has been thought out to make a single visit to one of them (2-3h), so if you wish to see them all, you will have to add another day to the route. Galleria Degli Uffizi: it contains the world´s most important ...

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Basilica di Santa Croce:

La Basilica di Santa Croce

Brief description: the Basilica di Santa Croce is the largest Franciscan church in Italy, it houses the tombs of illustrious Florentines like Dante and Michelangelo. Opening times: 09.30-17.30 from Monday to Saturday / 14.00-17.30 on Sundays. Last entry at 17.00. Cost: 8€ Getting there: leave Piazza della Signoria taking the pedestrian street Via dei Gondi. This ...

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Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens:

El Palazzo Pitti y los Jardines de Boboli

Brief description: is the biggest palace in Florence, and residence of the Medici family. Different galleries with independent entrances which we willset out below in order of interest: Palatine Gallery: royal apartments with works by the most famous Renaissance artists. Ticket includes entrance to the Gallery of Modern Art Boboli Gardens: impressive gardens (the ...

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Visit Pisa:


Brief description: the town famous for its leaning tower. The tower is in the Piazza del Duomo, and is the bell tower of the cathedral. It started leaning from when it was first built due to poor foundations and the type of ground it was constructed on. It is 56 metres high and leans by 4 metres from its central axis. You can go up the bell tower (294 steps) but the ...

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Visit Lucca:


Brief description: a few kilometres from Pisa is Lucca, a beautiful Roman town in which you can find innumerable examples of Romanic, Medieval and Renaissance architecture. The city walls, the churches (Duomo di San Martino, Iglesia de San Miguel) and the squares (Piazza dell'Anfiteatro) are all outstanding. If you feel like a bite to eat, try a slice of pizza from ...

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Return to Florence and views from the Piazzale di Michelangelo:

vistas desde el Piazzale de Michelangelo

On the way back from Florence, stop in Montecatini Alto, a pretty Tuscan town. Carry on until you reach Florence and go straight to the Piazzale di Michelangelo, where there are some spectacular views of the city. To get there, once you have arrived in Florence, head for the Roman Gate and take the Viale Niccolò Machiavelli which later becomes the Viale Galileo. This ...

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