Florence

Suggested Websites

http://museogalileo.it/en/

www.mega.it/eng/egui/hogui.htm

Recommended Reading

Florence: The Biography of a City by Christopher Hibbert
Scholarly history of Florence

Rick Steves Florence by Rick Steves
Concise and complete city guide book

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Tuscany by Reid Bramblett
Pocket guide to the ten best of everything in Florence

Brunelleschi's Dome by Ross King
How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture

Florence Quick Info

Tourist i – downstairs across the large traffic circle facing the station, ask for a map, concert info

Shop For

paper
leather
mosaic inlay
art prints
gilt wood
sweaters/shawls/scarves/ties

Shopping Areas

San Lorenzo Market
Straw Market
Ponte Vecchio
V. Calzaiuoli/V. Tornabuoni
Piazza Santo Spirito, Oltrarno

Things to Do

Accademia – David
Uffizzi - world class paintings
S. Croce – tombs of Florentine greats, Michelangelo & others
S. Lorenzo – Medici Chapel, Laurentian Library
Mercato Centrale – two level ironwork produce, fish & meat market
Campanile – climb Giotto’s Bell Tower, 414 steps, remarkable view: dome/cityscape
Baptistery
Museo dell’Opera del Duomo
Bargello – world class sculpture
San Marco – Fra Angelico’s painted cells
Casa Buonarroti – Michelangelo’s home
Palazzo Medici Riccardi – Procession of the Magi room
Oltrarno – other side of the Arno
Brancacci Chapel – S.M. del Carmine
San Miniato al Monte
Piazzale Michelangelo

Dining

Trattoria 13 Gobbi Via del Porcellana, 9/r tel.055213204
5 and Cinque Via del Via dei Servi 118, Vegetarian dishes organic, seasonal tel.055 274 1583
La Grotta di Leo Via della Scala,41/43r tel.055219265
Trattoria Nella Via delle Terme, 19r, tel.338 253 7518
Ristorante la Maremma Via Verdi,16/r tel.055240972
Trattoria 4 Leoni Via dei Vellutini, 1/r t.055218562
Acqua Al 2 (Ristorante) Via della Vigna Vecchia, 40 (behind Bargello) tel.055284170
Acqua Cotta TrattoriaVia dei Pilastri, 51 tel.055242907
Trattoria La Casalinga Via dei Michelozzi, 9/r near S. Spirito tel.055218624
Osteria del Caffe Italiano Via Isola d. Stinche, 11/13r(2blks.W.of S.Croce) tel.055289368
La Galleria Ristorante V Guicciardini, 48/r (Oltrarno) tel.055.2645988 closed Monday
Osteria de’Benci Via de’Benci, 11-13/r S of S Croce tel.0552344923
Trattoria Antellesi Via Faenza, 9/r tel.o55216990
Il Gatto E La Volpe Via Ghibellina, 151/r tel.055289264
Il Pizzaiuolo Via dei Macchi, 113/r tel.055241171
Trattoria Marione Via della Spada, 27/r tel.055214756
Trattoria al Trebbio Via delle Belle Donne, 47/49r tel.055287089
Boccanegra Via Ghibellina, 124/r tel.0552001098
Mario Via Rosina, 2/r Central Market/lunch tel.055218550

Gelato

Carrozze Pz.d.Pesce, 3
Neri Via d Neri, 20
Vivoli Via Stinche, 74
Carabe Ricasoli ,60/r
Grom Via del Campanile, 2
La Carraia Piazza N. Sauro, 25/r