Florence Pocket Guide

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Surrounded by the Tuscan Apennines and located on the River Arno, Florence is a classic Italian city. Thanks to an abundance of bustling squares, it is arguably the best of all Italian cities to people-watch. It is also home to the most important collection of Italian and Renaissance art in the world, largely thanks to the world-famous Uffizi Gallery. But as the Tuscan capital attracts over 20,000 overseas students who study there each year, it is also surprisingly lively after dark and is laced with bars and nightclubs.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Florence.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Florence... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Florence.

Florence City Reviews

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    Florence, Italy

    Florence is a good city, it seems quite historical with a lot of monuments and historical buildings around, especially churches. The people there are quite friendly, the restaurants are great, even though they are quite expensive.

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    I loved Florence

    Florence is a charming city. Perfect to walk around, a lot of places to visit. I had a great impression of Florence, clean, safe, cultural...

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    Historic city

    Beautiful city! Every turn you take, you see wonderul and intricate architecture. The duomo (cathedral) is HUGE and although we did not go inside, it does not disappoint just seeing it from the outside either. Literally everything is so close; I had a list of things I wanted to see in Florence and we didn't even need a map to see all of it--we just wandered and hit each item on my list!

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    The most amazing city in Italy!

    I was blown away by Florence. The artwork, the weather, the food, the coffee, the culture, the views--breathtaking! We climbed to the top of both the Duomo and the bell tower which provided amazing views of the city. We also explored the countryside at a wine tasting which is a must! If you are going to Italy, you HAVE to go to Florence.

    Insider Tip:Go to News Cafe and ask to get artwork on your cappuccino. The man who designs the cappuccinos will do a fantastic job! Go on a wine tour, especially during the winter months since it will be less busy, and see the beautiful countryside! Take a walk over Ponte Vecchio and go to the store "The And Company." It is a hidden gem among the stores of Florence. Also, eat at Gusta Pizza while you are over there--delicious!

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    Florence is incredible.

    Florence has been my favorite city in Europe so far. Absolutely beautiful. Many sites to see and great food as well.

    Insider Tip:Eat as much gelato as you can and get out into the hills of Tuscany!

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