My Florence Itinerary: please

Jul 8th, 2012, 11:03 AM
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C, that's is exactly what we did. I like art but I didn't want to immerse myself in it. I wanted to see the other aspects of Florence. As long as you do the things that interest you, then you can't go wrong ( but please prebook the Ufitzi and Acadamia ) I found David simply breathtaking and the Venus di Milo AMAZING.
If you are going to be there on a Sunday you may want to prebook dinner, many restuarants are closed Sunday evening. I was so glad we had prebooked our ( and it proved to be a favourite)
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Jul 8th, 2012, 11:27 AM
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to make the Uffizi less of a trek, do consider having breakfast or a coffee break there - the cafe is on the 1st floor right at the end of the opposite arm of the museum from the entrance, and is surprisingly inexpensive.

as for the accademia, if you walk into the piazza san marco, and walk round to the via Cavour on the next corner, you will find a delightful cafeteria with the best dressed waitresses I've ever seen outside a Hollywood film.

sadly the monastery of the same name is now shut for renovations, else I could have recommended that to you too.

if you want a little excursion, on your way to the aforementioned cafeteria on Via Cavour, you will have passed the bus stop ["fermata"] for Fiesole. the bus takes about 30 mins and from the promenade where you alight, you will have lovely views over Florence. you can have a meal or a drink up there, or just enjoy the view.
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Jul 8th, 2012, 05:00 PM
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I think Smeagol means "The Birth of Venus" by Botticelli and not the Venus di Milo.
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Jul 8th, 2012, 10:18 PM
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Jean, that I do. Got my Venus's mixed up
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Jul 9th, 2012, 12:48 PM
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Close to the Duomo you'll find the Piazza della Republica. Lots of shopping stalls. On the perimeter there's a large department store called La Rinascente. It has a rooftop cafe where you can have a reasonably priced meal with a view of the city.
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