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That part of Florence situated between Piazza San Marco, Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Santa Croce, and Santo Spirito, filled with up-scale and expensive shops.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

No trip to this magical city would be complete without a wander round the old town - tightly packed streets, little shops and delis, bars and eateries, plus historic buildings and monuments round every corner.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank davidandmel
Reviewed 1 week ago

What can be written about this place that has not been said a million times? One cannot come to Florence and not be impressed by the huge number of impressive facades and warren of roads.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank G_EvansWales
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rented an apartment in the central area of Florence and enjoyed every minute of it even when it was very busy and hectic. So much to see around every corner and down each narrow street. Stunning buildings and lots of great restaurants and cafes...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank karenpeet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The historic center is divided into four segments and can be covered in its entirety over the course of a few hours. The museums, piazzas, churches and shops can fill days. There are lots of pedestrian plazas and it’s easy to navigate between major sites....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LongIslander49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built upon an Etruscan settlement and later the Roman city of Florentia, it became the symbol for the Renaissance. The Centro Storico was named a UNESCO site in 1982 and is bounded by the remains of the city walls. It is home to most of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 September 2019 via mobile

When you walk around the historic center of Florence you can feel the the times that have passed through these roads. It’s like seeing a historic documentary from the mid ages until now. In this time time has stopped but also you see top modern...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rakadiko
Reviewed 1 September 2019

Centro Storico is the essence of Florence. You can choose to explore it on your own (but with a prior homework) - that would take you 3 - 5 days (with the key museums), or you could take an organized walking tour (which I did)....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JanuszRoman
Reviewed 23 August 2019

When I hear that the city of Renaissance, Florence comes first to my mind. With its temples, palaces, ornate squares, bridges spanning the Arno, and of course the statues. Wherever I go in the historic part of the city, the stones breathe past events, and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 17 August 2019 via mobile

Florence historic centre is best example of Renaissance city and one of the best historic centre in Italy. It is to be listed as UNESCO world heritage site. Buildings, churches and museum all resembles the Renaissance wonders of the past. One of the must visit...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Filled with many historical and religious sites Florence's historic center also has many trendy shops and great places to eat. The Duomo, the Piazza della Signoria,the Accademia and one of the most important art museums in the world,the Uffizi are all located here so most...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by
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The historic center is characterized by the immensity
of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the
brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does
not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni
Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is
enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city
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ChristinaW1746
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Sorry for the delay, shops pretty much open everywhere and every day
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