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    Visiting Florence, Italy - Any recommendations?

    Going to Florence, Italy by the end of the month for 4-5 days.
    Will be living in a cheap hotel in the city center, so the obvious sights will be at hand, but i would be interested in your recommendations regarding sights and restaurants (trying to avoid the tourist traps and taste some nice/rustic local food).
    Thank you!

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    Yeah, there's a place in Fiesole where I had a remarkable rabbit dish.. I have to find the name.
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    The indoor market does a great roll. I had a lot of good food but nothing great, places outside of Florence were awesome

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    I've been here now for a few days and seen a lot of things from the outside but today we'll go in the Uffizi.
    The most astonishing thing was the view from the Piazzale Michelangiolo.
    So far. ☺

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    Make sure you see Michelangiolo's David. The real one in the Accademia, not the concrete copy outdoors. It absolutely killed my when I saw it. Made the trip half way around world worthwhile in itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    Make sure you see Michelangiolo's David. The real one in the Accademia, not the concrete copy outdoors. It absolutely killed my when I saw it. Made the trip half way around world worthwhile in itself.

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    Get a Foccacia from a place just a few hundred meters behind Palazzo Vecchio. Just pass by the fake David, turn left and keep walking for a few minutes. It,s actually behind the Uffizi. Cant really miss it, theres a long queue outside on the street. Mostly tourists who have read about it in a tourist guide...but its well worth the wait. Best g.. damn sandwich I ever had!!!!! Just tell the guy to do his thing...he is the Michelangelo of sandwich makers!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    Make sure you see Michelangiolo's David. The real one in the Accademia, not the concrete copy outdoors. It absolutely killed my when I saw it. Made the trip half way around world worthwhile in itself.
    Plus 2. It made us stop and linger. Good thing we went in low season.

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    Agree Uffizi and David are key visits. Have some gelato and ribollita. Rick Steves steered us right:
    https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/it...ning-your-time

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