Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Info on travel guides and tourist / travel information for Firenze / Florence, Italy


Here are some links on travel guides and tourist / travel information for Firenze / Florence, Italy:

  • Florence"Insider's Guide to Florence" – "Tours & things to do hand-picked by our insiders" – Source: viator – "Travel with an insider"
  • Florence city break guide – "An insider's guide to Florence, featuring the best hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, attractions and things to do, including how to travel there and around. By Lee Marshall. Click on the tabs below for the best places to stay, eat, drink and shop, including the best things to do and what to do on a short break." – "" – By Lee Marshall, Telegraph Travel's Florence expert – Source: Found in the TRAVEL section – "PLAN WITH THE EXPERTS • BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE" – of The Telegraph – "Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph"
  • Florence, Italy: cradle of the Renaissance – ". . . Florence and its magnificent treasures await your visit!" – "About Us" – Source: visit FLORENCE – "Florence is one of the most visited "cities of art" in Italy, cradle of the Renaissance and of our civilization. Its artistic, cultural and historical riches attract and fascinate millions of visitors every year from across the globe."
    • Some Practical Information & Other details  – "As you plan your visit to Florence, some basic information about the city is useful. We have collected some particular details below to help you as you plan your visit to Florence." 
  • Florence Travel Guide – "is the capital of the region of Tuscany in Italy, with a population of about 366,500. The city is considered a cultural, artistic and architectural gem." – "About" – Source: Wikitravel – "The Free Travel Guide" – In multiple languages
  • Florence Travel Guide – "There’s one overwhelming reason travelers flock to this tiny Italian city (pop. 365,000) amid Tuscany’s rolling green hills: Florence has more than one million works of Renaissance art—among them Michelangelo’s David and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus. . ."  – Travel Tips + Intel - "Essential advice for traveling better: airline news, deals and discounts, and all the gear and gadgets one carry-on can handle" – Source: TRAVEL + LEISURE – "World Travel Guides, Articles, and Information"
  • Florence Travel Guide, Information & Trip Planning – "Florence, the home of the Renaissance and birthplace of our modern world, has the best Renaissance art in Europe. In a single day, you could look Michelangelo’s David in the eyes, fall under the seductive sway of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, and climb the modern world’s first dome, which still dominates the skyline. Of course, Florentine art goes beyond paintings and statues — enjoy the food, fashion, and street markets. Sure, Florence is touristy. But where else can you stroll the same pedestrian streets walked by Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Botticelli while savoring the world’s best gelato?" – by Rick Steves – Source: Rick Steves' EUROPE – "THROUGH THE BACK DOOR" – "Rick Steves' Europe Tours, Trip Planning, Travel Guides and Information"
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  • .... – "... your Tourist Guide to Florence" – Source: web site – "WELCOME TO ABOUT FLORENCE" – In multiple languages
  • Angloinfo® – "the global expat network" – TUSCANY  – Source: web site – "Life in Tuscany, in English!"
  • Florence in a nutshell  – "Florence, small and immense and at the same time, is an open air museum grown more beautiful over the centuries; a treasure chest enclosed by ancient walls that safeguard grandiose masterworks of art and architecture so close that you can almost touch them" – Monday, 22 March 2010 –  
  • Florence Italy Tourist Information – "If you’re coming to Florence Italy tourist information is the first thing you need." – by Carol [Senatore] – Source: Florence Webguide – "Travel Advice from a Local about Italy’s Most Loved City!"
  • Florence Tourist Guide – "Florence (Firenze) is the regional capital of Tuscany, in the centre of Italy. A town with a turbulent and action-packed history, Florence is now packed with tourists being shepherded around the city's museums. The town is situated on the river Arno, which is spanned by the famous Ponte Vecchio, the only of Florence's bridges not to be blown up in the Second World War. Florence's most striking landmark is Brunelleschi's dome on the Duomo, and its most reproduced sight is Michelangelo's statue of David." – "About Italy Heaven" – Source: Italy Heaven – "Italy Travel, Holiday and Tourism Guide"
  • Top 10 Florence tips – "The most important advice you need to know to get the most out of your trip to Florence" – Reid Bramblett –  Source: – "travel beyond vacations ™"
    • Florence FAQ – "The most commonly asked questions and practical details for planning a trip to Florence, Italy"  
    • Florence guidebooks – "Travel guidebooks, phrase books, maps, DVDs, and other books (background, historical, or just plain fun) for helping plan a trip to Florence, Italy" 
    • More Top 10 lists for Florence – "The best sights, experiences, masterpieces, restaurants, museums, hotels, churches, and other things a visitor wants out of Florence"
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  • FLORENCE MAP by StudentsVille – "Want to verify if your hostel is really near the train station? Need to quickly check if your apartment is next to the Uffizi Museum or if it's closer to the Stadium? Curious about the distance between your hotel and Michelangelo's David or the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge)? The answers to all these questions are in the StudentsVille map! The STV map divides the city into 8 main zones marked by 8 different colors (see the legend below)." – "With our map you can easily locate your apartment, hotel, Bed and Breakfast or hostel and find out which district it's in... and get to know in advance the neighborhood where you are going to live for a few days or - who knows - a few years..." – Source: STUDENTSVILLE  FLORENCE – "Everything you need to know about Florence, from the people who live there"
  • Interactive map of Florence – "" – "About Us" – Source: – "Italy at its best" – In English, Italian 
  • Map of Florence – "Roadmap Find Address (for ex. "Streetname 16, Florence")" – "What's new" – Source: – "Click on the map of Italy or on the links below to find the map you need."
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    • STUDENTSVILLE  FLORENCE – "Everything you need to know about Florence, from the people who live there" – "ABOUT US" – Source: web site – "Watch our video to learn why studentsVille came to be and what it has to offer you!"
    • Italy Travel Planner – "Easily create an itinerary based on your personal preferences: Which destinations to visit? For how long? What to do there?" – "" – Source: RoutePerfect – "Explore Europe YOUR way!" – "Plan your perfect trip to Europe!"
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That's it for Wednesday, 12 August 2015: mercoledi, 12 agosto 2015

Ciao, Ben

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