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Florence, Italy Travel Guide - Art, Culture & Off the beaten track - 3-Day Itinerary [Kindle Edition]

Alexandra Korey , Unanchor .com
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Florence, Italy Travel Guide - Art, Culture & Off the beaten track - 3-Day Itinerary

Three days is not a very long time to explore Florence, but it is enough to see some of the world’s most important art as well as to get a good feel for this city… as long as you plan every detail! If you follow this itinerary, written by a travel expert who lives in Florence, you won’t end up disappointed because a museum is closed or a restaurant is no longer good.

This itinerary is perfect for the first-time visitor to Florence or for anyone interested in learning about art and culture while they travel.

This guide provides tips on the best things to see and do in Florence, with specific suggestions that will give you the best possible experience and help you avoid the tourist traps! It covers the major sites, combining museums, churches, shopping and leisure so you don’t get tired or bored. It includes places to visit that you might not have found on your own, and specific restaurant suggestions so that you can taste the best of Florence.

As most museums in Italy are closed on Mondays, Day 3 is planned to suggest what to do in Florence on a Monday in case your trip includes this day that traditionally poses some difficulties for travelers.

Written by a long-term resident with a PhD in art history, following this itinerary means having an expert in your pocket!

== WHAT YOU'LL SEE ==

This itinerary combines must-see sites with walking tour elements, hidden secrets and great restaurants. The following are the cultural highlights - but there's much more in here!

* Church of Santa Croce
* Piazza Signoria and its sculptures
* Piazza Duomo
* Church of Santa Maria Novella
* The Uffizi Gallery
* Palazzo Davanzati
* The Bargello
* San Miniato al Monte
* Palazzo Medici Riccardi
* Church of San Lorenzo and market
* Santa Trinita
* Ponte Vecchio
* Shopping and Gelato breaks with suggestions for the best gelato :)


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  • File Size: 1295 KB
  • Print Length: 37 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Unanchor.com (November 10, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007W2HH1E
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very thorough itinerary May 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a really thorough itinerary for a 3-day visit to Florence; it's best if you've never been before and want to make sure not to miss any of the "must-see" attractions and also don't want to waste time on things like long lines or backtracking. There's even a whole day's worth of stuff to do that works on Mondays, when many Florence museums are closed. The pace of the itinerary isn't too rushed, either, so if you're super speedy you could add a few more sights/activities - or just enjoy the slower pace!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic itinerary! May 3, 2012
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The author of this itinerary has a Ph.D in Renaissance art history and has lived in Italy for a decade, so travelers to Florence who follow the detailed 3-day schedule described here will be sure to see Florence's most important art and architecture. But not only that, Alexandra has made sure that the traveler doesn't get museum-weary (which is very easy to do in Florence) by balancing the city's incredible museums and art with coffee breaks and gelato breaks, walks, shopping, and other sights.

The itinerary includes photos, excellent food suggestions, and some great cultural tips in addition to a useful overall summary. I also liked that she included suggestions for vegetarians. The information about major works of art covers the important things, you won't need a guide book or tour guide. I don't know Alexandra personally but I've been following her blog [...] for years and her suggestions are always great, so when this book came out I jumped on it! I've planned many days in Florence for travelers and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend that someone follow this itinerary to the letter.

Madeline Clarke Jhawar
Italy Beyond the Obvious
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just Renaissance art July 16, 2012
By Katja
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Even for somebody like me, who has lived in the Tuscan countryside for years Florence is still overwhelming. What are the must sees apart of the Uffizi and Florence' cathedral? Where to start to make some sense of it all? The Unanchor guide to the city is a perfect helper for people who want to get a great introduction to the Renaissance without losing out on ice-cream stops and shoe shopping. Art historian Alexandra Korey literally takes you by the hand and makes sure that Italian history and culture come alive even for people who slept through their history lessons at high school.

I especially liked the author's attached tailor-made guide to the Uffizi. Anybody who has ever been at this world famous museum knows that you better arrive prepared to avoid getting lost between all the masters of Renaissance art.

The guide's scheduled out day walks were a novelty to me, but proved to be very useful together with the detailed city maps. And it's easy enough to tweak the schedule if you decide to sleep in after a late night in town.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really concise, really well written May 30, 2013
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In many ways, Florence has been done to death, so it was so refreshing to read a guidebook that captured a side of the city beyond the main tourist haunts. From the first page, you can tell that Alexandra knows what she's talking about. The tone is fun, light and informative. You get a great dose of history and culture, but it's not going to put you to sleep. The length is great too. You can read it in a couple of hours and not feel overwhelmed!

Alexandra doesn't skimp on the details when she describes monuments and museums, so you feel like you have a tour guide in your pocket, only better because you can go at your own pace and no one's waving a mini flag in your face.

I particularly liked the section on alternative Monday activities. I've visited countless cities and been completely bummed when something is closed. It's nice to have other things to do if that should happen. The activities work just as well if you've exhausted your museum and art gallery quota for the day!

It's easy to visit Florence and be overwhelmed by it all. Three days is the perfect amount of time for most travellers and Alexandra makes sure you don't miss out on a thing. I would definitely recommend this guidebook to first-time visitors and long-time returnees. The itineraries really are off the beaten track, giving the reader a sense of Florence that is completely local and completely gimmick free. You can tell Alexandra has lived and breathed this city rather than get all the information off the internet like others have been known to do!

Can't wait to try it out in Florence!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome and well organized itinerary! November 10, 2014
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Really nice starting point for a trip to Florence. Florence is a big city and it can be a bot overwhelming to decide what to see. I don't know about anyone else, but my main issue is always making sure the things I want to see are close together and not spaced far apart. I don't want to spend most of my trip trying to get from Point A to Point B. This 3 day itinerary is even more well planned than what I could come up with! It even has spots and recommendations for gelato breaks and meals. It has main attractions, as well as prices and recommended length of time to spend at each spot. Great resource. I will definitely be using this for my trip to Florence.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars August 30, 2014
By Jie Ma
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It's not really a travel guide, more of a tour plan.
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Alexandra Korey has a PhD in Art History from the University of Chicago and is a specialist in the Italian Renaissance. Born in Toronto, Canada, she has been living in Florence, Italy since 1999.

Having dedicated her career to creating an approachable way of communicating arts and culture, Alexandra works as a consultant and instructor in this field, as well as being a journalist for the English language newspaper The Florentine since 2011 and blogging at www.ArtTrav.com since 2004.

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