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    Italia 2015
    Italia 2015
    Italy 2015
    Italia 2015
    Italia 2015

    Find my Florence recommendations below. They are hardly comprehensive, but they are some of the best places that I found and loved in Florence.


    1. Mercato Centrale, Piazza del Mercato Centrale 4 — Florence’s oldest and largest food market set in a 19th-century iron-and-glass building. Wander the stalls of fresh produce before heading upstairs to the food hall for lunch.
    2. Osteria Santo Spirito, Popular with locals and tourists. Go for dinner, make a reservation, walk around the piazza, then order the bistecca fiorentina.
    3. 4 Leoni, Piazza della Passera 2/3 — Reservations are essential at this trusted Tuscan staple. Excellent for reliable meats, seafood, and bistecca alla Fiorentina.
    4. All’Antico Vinaio, Via dei Neri 65r — The line spills out on both sides of the streets but the wait for these panini are worth it.

    Coffee & Bar

    1. Rivalta Cafe — Grab an apertivo and a seat outside to watch the sunset over the Ponte Vecchio.
    2. Ditta Artiginale, Via dei Neri 32r — Laid-back, industrial designed coffee shop serving food and great cocktails.


    1. Bartolini, Via dei Servi 72r — Famous kitchen shop filled with wares.


    1. I found the best accommodations through AirBnb. Affordable rooms with great views like the Piazza del Duomo.


    1. Duomo, Piazza del Duomo — Iconic neo-Gothic cathedral. Be sure to also take the 414-step climb up the Duomo’s 85m-tall campanile.
    2. Galleria degli Uffizi, Piazzale degli Uffizi 6 — Florence’s premier gallery for Italian Renaissance art.
    3. Ponte Vecchio — Iconic bridge lined with jewelers. Line up on the adjacent bridge to capture this bridge at sunset.
    4. Piazzale Michelangelo — Don’t miss the 10-minute uphill walk to take in sweeping city views from this vast square. Good Day 1 activity.

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