Finessing Florence

Finessing Florence, Florence, Italy (B)

Florence, Italy is a beautiful city. It’s old. It’s classy. It’s unforgettable. With the help of a few tips I picked up before arriving, we made the most of the short time we were there. We were finessing Florence!

We drove into Florence from Milan in early May 2014. Traffic was abominable, so all we wanted to do was find our hotel, park the car, and start exploring the city by foot. That was a little tricky because the hotel entrance was obscure. But with the help of the hotel manager, we were able to find Il Terrazino su Boboli. We chose this hotel because it was 1) close to the entrance of old Florence and 2) very affordable–only 139 euros per night for four of us. With free wi-fi and a small parking garage available for 15 euros a day, it was perfect for our family. (Although we didn’t need a car in Florence, we would use it again to travel to Rome and beyond).

The only thing that put a damper on our arrival was the rain, but we didn’t waste time fretting over it. We headed straight to the Uffizi Gallery to purchase our Amici Degli Uffici membership (worth its weight in gold!). Let me explain… ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Finessing Florence
Guide Location: Italy » Florence
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Tamara Wilcox
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Il Terrazino su Boboli
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Amici Degli Uffizi office
  • Accademia
  • Florence Cathedral
  • Bargello art museum
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Medici Chapels
  • Al Tranvai
  • Pitti Palace
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Boboli Gardens
  • La Sorbettiera

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