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Scotland, Scotland, United Kingdom
November 9, 2010
From journal Tuscan Highlights
March 4, 2006
From journal Segway Florence Tour
March 16, 2005
Anyway, we headed outside the gates of Florence, and from the outskirts we saw a fantastic panoramic view of city - just beautiful you saw the domes of churches and the city gates. Fabulous!
Then we headed towards the famous town square and saw the church and baptism building. Forgive me, but I forgot the names. It is in the famous square with the clock tower, and we toured those and saw the statues in the square, such as Perseus with the head of Medusa.
From there we saw the famous streets and alleyways. Remember, Florence is the home of Pinocchio! We walked until we got to the famous Academia Museum, and unfortunately, you can't take photos, but the most famous statue of them all was the statue of David, and there was also the Prisoners statue. Both are by Michelangelo. It was just unreal.
That was the end of the tour, which took about 3.5 hours, and after that, with the admission ticket, we had the rest of the time to ourselves. There was a lot to see, but we dashed out of there, as we had to catch the next train to Venice.
Next time I would like to spend more time there and maybe even take a tour with a nice lunch!
From journal Florence and Pisa
by Mike Kane
San Diego, California
August 30, 2004
From journal the most beautiful place in Tuscany
July 10, 2004
From journal The Other Side of Florence
Cary, North Carolina
July 1, 2004
From journal Florence - Do they love their naked statues!
March 31, 2003
From journal Florence suggestions for a great stay
November 5, 2002
PS: check out the website hotelgiada.com, where I found a great little hotel owned by a young and accommodating couple named Eva and Antonio.
From journal Here a Castle, There a Castle....
Brooklyn, New York
September 17, 2001
Didn’t get all of your souveneir shopping done during the day? There are posters of famous Italian paintings or cityscapes, African art, fake Gucci bags and spray paint posters to buy.
Occasionally there are outdoor concerts in the Uffizzi walkway or Piazza della Signoria. Landmark caffes are open late, gelaterias aren’t.
Don’t walk around areas you aren’t familiar with by yourself and definitely avoid the Cascine Park at night, especially if you are a woman traveling alone.
From journal Living in Florence
July 12, 2001
From journal Florence on a budget