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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 02, 2017
How many days?  (7 Answers)

We are planning on a trip to Rome and Florence for 7 days total. I've been to Rome and think we need 4 days to get the best experience, but that leaves 3 days for Florence. Is that enough? One of us want to see Florence above all cities in Italy (not me, I want to see Rome). Thanks!



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 20, 2016
David Tomorrow?  (5 Answers)

We only have tomorrow afternoon (Oct. 21) and night in Florence before we fly out Saturday morning. I really want to see the statue David but I hear that the lines are always long unless you're on a tour. Will I be able to get into a tour that lasts just an hour or 2 if I don't get there until noon or shortly after tomorrow? What is the best way to set something up? (We do not have a phone here....)

We plan to stay in an Airbnb apartment in Pont Vecchio. I would really appreciate your help with this as I don't want to spend our limited time waiting in line to see the exhibit. Also, do you have any other things that are nearby that would be quick and easy to see?

Many thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 15, 2016
Florence at Christmas  (3 Answers)

Hi,
We are considering a visit to Florence from December 26 to Jan 1. This wil not be our first visit, but the first time spending a full week there. Any suggestions for activities? Any special holiday events? Should the weather be good enough for touring?
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 07, 2016
Bus schedule  (2 Answers)

How late at night does bus number 17 run from the city center? I need to get from there to a hostel at midnight


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 14, 2016
Galluzo, it is save to park there ?  (2 Answers)

Hallo everyone,
I will drive to Florence with my husband in September. According to your answers for my first question I decided to park car in Galluzo. Is there free parking near the main squere?
Can I catch the bus from the main square to Florence historical centre? I found, that the bus nr. 36 and 37.I will stay in hotel Palazzuolo,Via Palazzuolo 71, Santa Maria Novella, Firenze. Will the bus take us near there?
Thank you in advance for your answers!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 13, 2016
where to stay in Florence  (4 Answers)

Hi we are pallning an early october trip to Florence just wondered on suggestions for accomadtion is it best to be based near the City centrec , outside , near the train station , in the past we have booked accomadtion through airbb just wondered what area would be a good place to base ourselves, happy to be overlookinga piazza , but not interested in club scenes more dining out.

Any help appreciated


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 13, 2016
Accomodation near centre with free parking  (3 Answers)

Hallo,
I´m going to stay with my husband in Florence for 3 days in the end of September and I´m looking for quite cheap hotel or apartments with parking. I read that everywhere in centre of Florence is parking for 25E/per day.
Do anyone knows some hotel with parking?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 13, 2016
Where we can park the car for free?  (2 Answers)

Hallo, me and my husband are going to visit Florence for 3 days in September. We will go by car and we are looking for some cheaper hotel near center with parking free. Do anyone know that kind of hotel?
It is possible to leave the car somewhere near centre for free? I red that all the park places are about 25E per day and It seems to me much.

Thank you very much!!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 28, 2016
informations about Florence  (5 Answers)

Hello, I will arrive soon in Florence and I would like to know:
1. which are advices concerning safety in touristic areas, except scammers, thieves, are there terrorist alerts?
2. could someone to recommend me some travel agencies for a one day trip to Sienna or Pisa?
3. Are there local free guided tours?
Thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 01, 2016
A day in Florence - what to see or do to have best experience  (11 Answers)

Hi, I will be staying in Rome with my hubby for 4 nights in last week of july & have already booked train tickets to visit Florence in a day (early morning till late evening).

As this is our first time to Italy, please advise what should we see or do or try? Both of us are good with walking. Food, shopping and history are our interests.

Thank you for your help!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 05, 2016
Firenze card  (2 Answers)

Can you skip lines at Uffizi and Accademia with Firenze card on 1st Sundays when museums are free?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 14, 2016
paragliding and skydiving  (4 Answers)

I'm going to stay in Florence for 5 days next July and am looking for paragliding and skydiving near to Florence !


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 08, 2016
Vasari corridor  (2 Answers)

Hello, I would like to visit the Vasari Corridor and I see that there are several options available for booking a tour. Can anyone recommend one that would be the best?
I see that I will probably have to combine the tour with something else, that I might prefer to see on my own, but I understand that; I'm primarily asking for a recommendation of a reliable source, who might be able to give the most historically informative tour.
Yours,
Tom


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 17, 2016
A little help  (8 Answers)

Looking for a nice, centrally, two to three star hotel in Florence that is close to many of the main attractions. Also interested in the best way to see many of the attractions, with 4 nights in Florence and one day devoted to a day trip in Lucca, via train. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
thank you,
Barry Pit


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 12, 2016
Bread baking class  (3 Answers)

Anyone know about bread baking classes ( 1day ) in Florence
Would love to attend one
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 12, 2016
Day trips from Florence in May  (12 Answers)

My husband and I will be staying in Florence for four nights in May Please suggest day trips besides the usual Pisa Lucca Sienna I read that Bologna is often overlooked Interested in your expert opinions Also , what is the ticket purchasing procedure? Is it possible to buy at the train station right before ( do not want to be tied to a specific date ) , or Should we reserve in the states

Thanks a million 


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 12, 2016
Florence to Arezzo  (2 Answers)

I have a group arriving in Florence in May and they will need to take train to Arezzo. But from which station: Refredi or SMN? I intend to have them take taxis from the airport to the train station.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 11, 2016
Where do locals buy their gold items off the Ponte Vecchio?  (3 Answers)

My son will be traveling to Florence in June after graduation and would like to pick up a couple pieces of jewelry. I have searched the web for suggestions of the less touristy shops that he will not be taken advantage of for his youth. I have schooled him on the understanding of price and gold weight so he has a rough idea what to expect. I have found a few ships and would like your input if you have experience with the gold markets where he should visit for the best prices and hand made pieces. I have found these shops and reviews seem to be reputable any suggestion?
Oro Duo
The Gold Corner
Casa dell'Orafo
ORI
I appreciate any advice that you can give him as I want him to have a great experience!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 29, 2016
4 nights in Florence.  (7 Answers)

Hi Vters,

We are planning for a four nights stay in Florence in October 2016 and doing day trips exploring

1) Pisa and Lucca - DIY or take a tour ?
2) Sienna and San Gimignano - any recommendation for a day tour ?
3) Tuscany wine tour - any recommendation ?
4) Sightseeing in Florence

Appreciate any advice. Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 12, 2016
Cooking or other experiences in Florence  (3 Answers)

Hello! My husband and I would love to enjoy some cooking in the countryside - do you have any recommendations for any culinary experiences? We will be in the area April 7-11.
Thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 05, 2016
Good guide to Florence  (3 Answers)

Hi everybody! I'm searching somebody who knows Florence well and can show the city. English or russian languaged. If you know someone, I appreciate your help a lot. It can be paid if necessary. Unfortunately we'll have very few days for visiting. We're coming at 9th march.
Thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 18, 2015
Patikowski restaurant  (2 Answers)

My son and I were in Florence in 2007. I am sure we ate in a restaurant called Patikowsky. I cannot find an information about the restaurant. Is it closed, or am I spelling it wrong? Thank you, Craig


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 04, 2015
Bus from Uffizi Gallery to Boboli Gardens  (19 Answers)

Hello. Can someone please help me. I have never used the bus in Italy before. I need to get from The Uffizi Gallery to Boboli Gardens. Also, what is the procedure once on the bus? Don't mean to sound ignorant, but this is new to me. Thank you in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 02, 2015
Tuscany for 3 nights  (10 Answers)

we will only have 3 nights in Tuscany. My husband really wants to stay in Florence, and I on the other hand want to experience the Chianti region (Castellina). I think I will give him overnighting in Florence because he seems very excited about that. I need suggestions:
We will arrive in Florence by train (coming from Venice) and can drop luggage at hotel and get started on sightseeing asap. I definitely want to visit Siena and would love to spend the last day touring some of the smaller villages in Chianti by car. We can rent a car for the day to tour Chianti and then drop off that night if possible. I don't mind hiring guides or purchasing tickets in advance for the more popular sites, so we can hopefully skip some of the long lines. I know this is a lot, but I don't want to give in for driving through those amazing villages in Chianti. I appreciate any advice.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 18, 2015
pisa airport to florence  (5 Answers)

I need to get from Pisa Airport to Florence - any suggestions?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 11, 2015
Silk/fabric/dyers market in Florence, Italy  (4 Answers)

Where is this market?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 03, 2015
what best to buy gifts  (6 Answers)

I will be coming to Florence in First week of November. What best I can buy from Florence to gift my parents, friends?
What are the office hours in Florence,Italy as I will be on business trip hence want to spen quality time in evening


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 26, 2015
Nightlife in Florence  (1 Answer)

Hello,

Can i ask about the best night club in Florence , i mean for dancing ?

Thank you :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 21, 2015
Any bus metro map in Florence?  (1 Answer)

Would like to have bus metro map in Florence


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 18, 2015
Concerts on top floor of Orsanmichele  (3 Answers)

In 2013 I enjoyed a performance of a duet on the upper floor of the Orsanmichele Museum. Very intimate, maybe 75 seats. I purchased my ticket at the stand at the corner of the church. Returning September 5-11, 2015 and would love to experience something similar. It was a highlight of my last trip. Any suggestions?



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