Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Travel Tip: Florence


Firenze, as it is called by its locals, is an interesting city, especially if you like art. Even if you’re not, you’ll find Florence to be very picturesque city with a variety of things for everyone to do.

Like rome, you can join a Walking Tour in Florence. The guided tours are conducted by art history students. Beware of musuemnitis.. after a while, one picture will look like another, and whatever your guide tells you won't make any sense.. haha. not joking though :p

Things to see:-

  • Uffizi Museum, Florence - i recommend the walking tour with this.
    http://www.virtualuffizi.com/uffizi/ or the http://www.tickitaly.com/

  • Michangelo's David is at Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence - you can also try this on your own. http://www.tickitaly.com/galleries/accademia.php

  • The Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori - Don't forget the cathedral with it's tower.. when in Italy, you can't miss this in every major town. don't forget the cathedral with it's tower.. when in Italy, you can't miss this in every major town.

    Oh, if you’re not intending to go to Milan, and want to do some shopping for leather goods, the things you find in Florence are pretty good, but like all shopping in the street, some bargaining skills are required.

1 comment:

Susan said...

You forgot to mention David at the Academia. The line was so long that I got fed up and called them up to reserve a ticket and we spent our time shopping instead - remember that??