Florence Travel Guide

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Great places to walk include along the Arno and across any of its bridges; through narrow, medieval back streets in the Santa Croce area; and in the Oltr'Arno - on the south side of the river, in many ways like Rome's Trastevere or Paris's Left Bank - but far, far smaller.

Climb the Duomo or CampanileTraverse the winding staircases inside the duomo or the nearby bell tower to see some of the best views of Florence. Not only can you see the Tuscan countryside in the distance and the impressive palaces and churches of Florence in the fore, but it also shows you just how large the Duomo is.
Stroll the Boboli GardensThese extensive gardens behind the Pitti palace provide excellent views of the city of Florence and numerous sculptures in a relaxed environment. Stop in the hilltop caf, grab a drink and a seat outside and enjoy the view.
Street Performers by the Uffiziin front of the Palazzo VecchioIn the evenings street performers often put on a show here. Performances can range from violin duets to people dressed as sculptures. A nice place to stop while you eat your after-dinner gelato.
Enjoy the view from the Piazzale MichelangeloIt's a big square on a hill, but somewhat distant from the traditional tourist sites. It's easy to reach it even on foot using the stairs called "Rampe di San Niccol". They are on the side of the Arno river just in front of the national library. Do this during the summer and during the night to admire Florence's lights.

source: Wikivoyage

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