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Leaving for Florence on Wednesday. any last minute advice?

Leaving for Florence on Wednesday. any last minute advice?

Apr 14th, 2001, 08:53 PM
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Leaving for Florence on Wednesday. any last minute advice?

I am leaving for my vacation in Florence on Wednesday. An last minute advice? sights? Restaurants? Shops?
Apr 14th, 2001, 09:17 PM
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Well, the obvious in sights: Uffizi, Accademia, Duomo, Pitti Palace, Palazzo Vecchio, Santa Croce.

But book reservations and avoid standing forever in line.


And you might want to make a bee line for the bookstore first thing tomorrow (or monday) morning, richard...

Best wishes,

Apr 14th, 2001, 09:19 PM
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I have a stack of books, I was looking for secrets!
Apr 14th, 2001, 09:27 PM
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Ah, well okay - - I did you better for Salzburg and Munich. My knowledge of Florence secrets is no doubt inferior to what others will offer here.

But I plan to remedy that soon!

Reserving to stay out of those long lines is the best I have to offer, for now.
Apr 14th, 2001, 09:54 PM
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Short side trip (by public bus) to Fiesole = wonderful

most pleasant "major" museum: Bargello (sculpture)

shop: Il Papiro (cartoleria) at various locations in Florence

interesting less famous museum: Museum of History of Science

cheap good lunch: Buy bread, roasted peppers, cheese, olives, ham or mortadella or salami, drinks, fruit at food stores and find a nice spot to sit and eat
Apr 15th, 2001, 08:01 AM
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Michelangelo self-portrait sculpture "Pieta" in Museo dell'opera del Duomo,very moving.
Apr 15th, 2001, 08:49 AM
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Richard, eat gelato three times a day - try the hazelnut (nocciola or something like that), go across the river to Piazzale Michelangelo for a fantastic view of Florence. Can take a local bus there. Buon viaggio.
Apr 15th, 2001, 10:10 AM
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Medici Chapel. Magical.

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