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Top bookstore recommendations from locals

Church
“The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is an imposing gothic church built on the site where the ancient Cathedral of Florence stood, the Church of Santa Reparata, whose remains are visible in the crypt. Visiting the Cathedral is free! The entrance to the Cathedral is free and for this reason, there are long queues to enter. Don’t worry, usually, the line moves quite fast. The number of visitors inside the Cathedral is limited mainly because of the noise that comes to be created in this place of religious worship; recently (from July 16, 2012) to improve the situation, the directors of the Duomo decided to oblige groups of more than 4 people to rent radios or audio guides (cost from 2 up to 2.50 euros per person) in order to reduce the noise of visitors and increase the number of persons allowed in every single moment. ”
  • 209 locals recommend
City Hall
“Palazzo Vecchio was the headquarter of the Florentine government and it still seats the City Council. Centrepiece is the Salone dei Cinquecento, one of the most prestigious rooms in the whole of Italy.”
  • 133 locals recommend
Farmers Market
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“A must in Florence: local food market in the mornings on ground floor and a place to eat, drink, hang around all day”
  • 167 locals recommend
Plaza
“wonderful square with original statue outside. also the Palazzo Vecchio is located in this square.”
  • 113 locals recommend
Flea Market
“Around the outside of the market are stall selling leather goods. Inside is food galore from fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, fish to salami, cheese, sandwich shops, coffee bars and gourmet shops selling balsamico vinegar. ”
  • 179 locals recommend
Boutique
“This is the most famous shopping street in Florence and houses many of the top fashion designers. Note that this spot is mainly for luxury shopping but is definitely worth a visit.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Farmers Market
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“Don’t miss this experience, you can shop there at the ground floor or you can eat until midnight at the second floor tasting every kind of local and tipical food.”
  • 137 locals recommend
Department Store
“Go to the rooftop!! There’s breathtaking views of the city and you can feel like you’re touching the Duomo. There’s a cafe where you can sit down even during winter (heaters are provided) and enjoy a slice of cake and a coffee overlooking at the 360° view of the city. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The world famous Gallery of Uffizzi, with amazing and unique masterpieces and beautiful paintings from the Renaissance.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Excellent menu of food and wines.One of the most famous restaurant in Oltrarno for romantic dinner or light lunches VIA SANTO SPIRITO 64”
  • 101 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“If you want to taste the real t-bone steak..you cannot miss a dinner at Latini. Reservation may be needed.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Plaza
“One of the most iconic monuments of Florence, very close to the flat, a must see”
  • 62 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Located right in the middle between the boroughs of San Frediano and Santo Spirito, it is definitely one of my favourite gelato places in Florence! Plus, you can have your gelato on the bridge nearby, while admiring the Old Bridge! ”
  • 90 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“The cool bar with famous personalities hang out for aperitivo and Sunday Lunch. A great place for breakfast with an assortment of local brioche, great coffee and relaxing seated area ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Perfume Shop
“A paradise for your nose. Can't be missed. Great products for body care and more.”
  • 97 locals recommend
Cinema
“So, you are on holiday abroad… that doesn’t mean you should miss out on the latest movie release, does it? The Odeon Cinema is a beautiful Liberty style movie theatre in a beautiful square in Florence, between Piazza Duomo and Piazza della Signoria, just opposite Palazzo Strozzi, and they host the latest releases in original languages (with italian subtitles), in an elegant environment with original 1920s décor. To check what’s on and when and to buy tickets please visit www.odeonfirenze.com ”
  • 60 locals recommend