(Closed) Florence, Italy: Recommendations?

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@KristenGotMarried:  Sorry, I’ve never been so I don’t have any tips. I just want to say I’m so jealous of your trip! It sounds like it’s going to be amazing!

Post # 5
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Wannabee

In Cinque Terre it`s easy:

from La Spezia take a train to Riomaggiore, that WALK on foot to Manarola, then train to Corniglia, bus to the town, on foot back, train to Vernazza and thet if you want – on foot to Monterosso, it`s a nice path, it takes 2 hours.

 

More info here:

http://cinqueterre.a-turist.com/

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It’s been several years for me, and I wonder if my favorite restaurants are still Open, but I can recommend a few things that won’t have changed:

– buying all museum tickets in advance and skipping the lines (Uffizi may be the world’s best museum; Accademia is home to Michelangelo’s David — and trust me on this, NOTHING can prepare you for how magnificent it is in person).

– taking a picinic lunch across the Arno to the Michelangelo Piazza — amazing view of the city 

– eat gelato every chance you get

– buy leather goods & table linens in the open market

– walk through Mercato Centrale (unless you’re a vegetarian and/or squeamish about meat) and at the very least buy olive oil. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Commenting so I’ll come back to this and give you real info later.

There’s a market they do on Saturdays in that one piazza… south of the river. I got amazing wooden toys for children, a great ceramic mug which is my absolute favourite, the best food, great gifts to send home for the whole family, really.

I totally got lost in Cinque Terra and had to phone home to Canada at 4AM their time so they could GPS me. Stick to the main walk between the towns or use the trains or go by water. If you find yourself on a road with cars going into the mountains, ignore that there are sidewalks! Those are not meant for feet.

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