by ESPOSITO, J. (20/10/2011 08:22:30)
We walked the streets and neighbourhoods of Florence & admired everything from outdoors. Afterall, the weather was beautiful. The hill of Michaelangelo was the best location to see the whole city. Ponte Vecchio was interesting too. If going to any museum sites, get there early & consider getting a Florence card. 50Euros, 72 hrs., & many museums. My advice, the streets are a museum.
Le Compane- A locals place, great food, affordable, good service. A little off the beaten path but worth the walk. Katti house- simple, inexpensive, good. Very friendly staff. Family owned & operated. .
The addresses are numbered with 2 systems. Blue & red letters. If an address had a lower case r next to it, look for the address number in red, otherwise follow the other system. This made things a little confusing.
The food & wine. The soups are well known here such as minestrone, tomato & onion. Porcini mushrooms are abundant.
The school of leather. Beautiful, authentic items found here. Worth the money.
Beautiful structures & scenery. There is something beautiful about almost every structure in the city.