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38 Things to Do Before You Leave Florence

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  1. Climb the Duomo & the Bell Tower.img_9025

  2. Do aperitivo, and love every amazing second of it.fullsizerender-7

  3. Eat an entire pizza to yourself (bonus points when it's from Gusta Pizza!)994EBAC6-647B-43DB-B5C2-35B230607192

  4. Watch the sunset from Piazzale Michelangelo.Version 2

  5. Visit the Boboli Gardens.fullsizerender-2

  6. See the inside of the Santa Croce (Dante’s Tomb!).FullSizeRender

  7. Hike up to Fiesole.fiesole sydney and austin

  8. Visit the Academia and see the David.img_0512-2

  9. Take a photo on the triangle sides of the Ponte Trinita looking at the Ponte Vecchio.

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  10. Eat as much gelato as possible.img_0940

  11. Walk across the Ponte Vecchio.img_3031

  12. Have dinner in Santo Spirito.

  13. Take a cooking class.11350468_10206138817046141_4823596177500087966_n

  14. Check out the artwork in the Uffizzi.

  15. Marvel at all the sculptures and statues in Piazza della Signoria.

  16. Eat Bistecca alla Fiorentina.img_5062

  17. Eat as many panini as possible.

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  18. Visit Dante's house.

  19. Buy leather.

  20. Deal with the Florence post office.  

  21. Have a full four course meal with antipasti, primi piatti, secondi piatti, and dolce  paired with several bottles of wine, the first being prosecco.  Then end the evening with a café and grappa or limoncello.960

  22. Meet the locals.  Like the actual Florentines, not just people who live here.

  23.  Tour the Palazzo Vecchio.fullsizerender-5

  24. Visit San Miniato al Monte.

  25. Struggle through not having a split check, and accepting that it will all work out by the end of your stay here.

  26. Visit Giardino Bardini, another beautiful area on the oltrarno.

  27. Rub the nose of the Porcellino.


  28. Go to the pool in Cascine Park. (Hint they also do food truck rallies here throughout the year and they're AMAZING)

  29. Figure out what your favorite pasta is through lots of sampling (aka eating pasta every other night).11351287_10203091245601997_1760948864856914527_n

  30. Stop worrying about the time- everyone is going to be late anyway.

  31. See the tomb of Galileo

  32. Ride the carousel in Piazza Repubblica.img_5074 

  33. Check out the latest exhibition going on at Palazzo Strozzi (right now it's Ai Wei Wei)

  34. Watch a movie at the Odeon.

  35. Have a capuccino at News Café.

  36. Get really lost in the spiderwebbing streets.

  37. Wear out at least 1 pair of shoes.

  38. Soak it all in!fullsizerender-4


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