Florence (Tuscany) Reviews
Description:City: Florenz / Country: Italy / Country Region: Toskana / World Region: Europe / Florence (Italian: Firenze) is the ... more
Florence (Tuscany) ... capital city of the region of Tuscany, Italy. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Florence lies on the Arno River and has a population of around 400,000 people, plus a suburban population in excess of 200,000 persons. The greater area has some 956,000 people. A center of medieval European trade and finance, the city is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and was long ruled by the Medici family. Florence is also famous for its magnificent art and architecture. It is said that, of the 1,000 most important European artists of the second millennium, 350 lived or worked in Florence. The city has also been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. The historic Centre of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1982.
Newest Review: ... Relais Modern about 5 min walk from the Duomo. It was comfotable, modern and very welcoming. All the main sights are in walkable distance and my favriote places were the views from both the Piazza Michelangelo and the tower adjoining the Duomo ... its worth the 414 steps to the top. The Gallery Academia is worth a visit with David being the centre piece but he is also surrouned by a new ... more
Customer Florence (Tuscany) Reviews (19)
by - written on 04/11/09 (Useful, 22 readings)
I have just returned from florence and cant recommend it highly enough. This is a city full of life and culture. The architecture is amazing, the galleries full of history and the food out of this world. I stayed at a B&B called Relais Modern about 5 min walk from the Duomo. It was comfotable, modern and very welcoming. All the main sights are in walkable distance and my favriote places were the views from both the Piazza Michelangelo and the tower adjoining the Duomo ... its worth the 414 steps to the top. The Gallery Academia is worth a visit with David being the centre piece but he is also surrouned by a new york artists 1980 ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/10/09, updated on 28/10/09 (Very useful, 54 readings)
It was our preparation for our short break to Florence that brought home to me with a bang the sad and sorry state of The Pound Sterling! It's worth sweet FA these days. On the news it's all about how the Euro is very nearly worth more than the Pound and how good this is for the British Economy! Well, I've got news for you, Buster, it IS worth more than the Pound, and some if you are a tourist, and the "cheap" Pound is doing b****r all for MY economy! And don't even think about changing money in Italy. It's Rip-off Central as far as exchange rates are concerned. Sadly, I hadn't realised just how much cash I would need and was forced to change ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/02/09 (Very useful, 103 readings)
I recently visited Florence and was overjoyed to find that it lived up to my high expectations. I have wanted to visit for years and because I loved Rome so much when we visited there a couple of years ago I have been even more eager to see Florence. I read The Medici Secret last year (set in the city) and it gave me a thirst to explore this aspect of the city too - I was not disappointed. We flew to Florence with Ryanair who actually fly into Pisa airport not Florence itself, this was no hardship though and meant that we got to have a look at the famous leaning tower before getting the train over to Florence which takes about an hour. Firstly I ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/02/09 (Very useful, 21 readings)
I visited Florence January 2009 and had a fantastic time. Everything I knew and wanted to see I saw:- the Duomo, the Ponto Vecchio, the Uffizi and Michelangelo's great sculpture David. All these things I knew about from a young age and was desperate to see but Florence is much more than a few show stopping sites. I flew to Pisa, Galileo Galilei airport, and spent the first morning of my trip in Pisa. Please read my Pisa review if you are interested in Pisa or if you are planning your own trip. Pisa and Florence are easy to combine in one trip especially if like me you flew Ryan air into Pisa. I arrived in Florence on the train getting off at the central ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/08/08, updated on 15/08/08 (Very useful, 49 readings)
Florence, the Flower of the Tuscan region. I am not going to write about all the main tourist attractions, other people can and will do that better than I can. I will write about the other bits I did when I was there. Plan A... Obviously you should visit the Uffizi, but if you don't want to queue in heat that will melt your sunhat you can see a perfect replica of David in one of the town's lovely squares. If you go and look at the queues outside the Uffizi you will see some very impressive Tshirts on sale. They are emblazoned with the works of art you would see if you ever got inside the Gallery. Just buy your favourite picture, pull it on, ... Read the complete review
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