Florence

things to do here other than the obvious things?

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  1. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Check out the building with the orange roof, I heard that's cool

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why would I want to go to Florence? I have already been there in Assassin's Creed 2.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        incel moment

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        The last few days I have been making some plans and hotel bookings for my basic b***h trip to Rome->Florence->Venice in May and I can't stop thinking about assassin's creed

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Stay around at 9pm when they close the market, talk to the pakis, buy them a bottle of whisky, make friends.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >make friends with animals
      No.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        >not making friends with animals

  3. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are you alone or with your significant other?

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      with my wife, in April

      Stay around at 9pm when they close the market, talk to the pakis, buy them a bottle of whisky, make friends.

      I’m from NYC seeing a Black person or paki bothers me a lot but I’m not gonna have a nervous breakdown over it and I’m sure Florence is not anywhere as bad as NYC

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        You must go to Scuola del Cuoio with her. Or she must go there. Bring your wallet and switch off your brain.
        The market nearby is also good.

  4. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Visit Cimitero delle Porte Sante, an old crumbling cemetary, rarely open and not commonly known but very quiet and beautiful. Have aperitivo at forte di belvedere in the sculpture garden. For food, mostly stay on the opposite side of the arno - search for the smallest restaurants and sandwich shops you can find, somtimes great restaurants will only have like 3-5 tables. Throw a gypsy into river but take care that his friends do not see. If the weather is warm, buy wine from a wine window and hang out nearby or on the steps in Piazza Santo spirito.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      I had checked out that cemetery and I definitely want to go. thanks anon.

      Florence is literally the center of the art renaissance; im not sure what you're even doing there unless you're going to museums or old buildings

      try the local steak and potatoes though

      never said I wasn’t doing that stuff? anyway about food, there’s a restaurant in fiesole that seems nice but is it worth it to go all the way out there?

  5. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Florence is literally the center of the art renaissance; im not sure what you're even doing there unless you're going to museums or old buildings

    try the local steak and potatoes though

  6. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    watch a Fiorentina game, they renovated the stadium
    visit fiesole
    Enjoy the many delicious sammich shops
    visit a winter/christmas market
    visit Basilica Santissima Annunziata
    check out the comfy park by Via Giacomo leopardi, try to play basketball in the cage
    enjoy 1E tallboys from the grocery store
    read up on Savanarola

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      there appear to be nice restaurants in fiesole. I would like to go there. We are staying not far from the boboli gardens I think

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        I think I only went to one so I cant really recommend one, I mainly ate from places in the city or self cooked

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          thanks anon

  7. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    There's some bridges that have some structure as support on the side (pic related), and on some bridges the top of that structure is a flat surface on which you can sit safely. I've seen people sitting there with a bottle of wine, enjoying the view. If you're with a girl, it's a great thing to do. Pic related, hope I've explained myself.

    I would also say, depending on how long you'll be there, to do some daytrips. Lucca and Sienna are a short train ride away, and are incredibly beautiful, and different from anything else you'll see.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Lucca and Sienna are a short train ride away, and are incredibly beautiful, and different from anything else you'll see.
      What is different about them?

  8. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm also thinking of going and staying for 3 months, mostly for the art and architecture. Should I be learning Italian or does everyone know English?

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Learning the local language is always a good idea especially if you plan to visit little museums church altarpieces etc. shouldn't be too hard especially when you are living in the place and surrounded by Lingua italiana

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        This was roughly my thoughts as well. Just wasn't sure if I should no-life anki for the next few months.

        I'm a spanish speaker so it's a lot easier for me, but I noticed the locals' attitude towards you changes if you show some interest in the language. You don't have to speak it perfectly, italian is very forgiving, but people will engage with you in italian instead of treating you like a filthy foreigner and try to scam you.

        That's good advice, I'll get started on it then. Thank you.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm a spanish speaker so it's a lot easier for me, but I noticed the locals' attitude towards you changes if you show some interest in the language. You don't have to speak it perfectly, italian is very forgiving, but people will engage with you in italian instead of treating you like a filthy foreigner and try to scam you.

  9. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hello anon, today is your lucky day. I lived in Florence for 2+ years and know the city like the back of my hand, I've visited every museum, every church, everything that can be visited and more. Here's a list of nice places in Florence, organised by category, going from the well known ones to the obscure ones. If you don't see something mentioned here, it means it's not worth seeing (1/?)

    Museums
    >Uffizi
    You don't need me to tell you about this one
    >Palazzo Vecchio
    You also don't need me to tell you about this one
    >Palazzo Pitti + Giardino di Boboli
    The royal palace of Florence's old ruling family, today a great museum which is relatively well known but not as much as the Uffizi
    >Museo del Bargello
    The least known of Florence's "classic" museum, it is rather small but has a pretty fantastic collection of artworks
    >Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
    Right behind the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, good to visit if you like sculptures and want to learn about the craftsmanship employed by the builders of the cathedral
    >Museo di San Marco
    Excellent medieval frescoes in an old monastery
    >Opificio delle Pietre Dure
    Small but very interesting museum dedicated to the art of gemcutting
    >Cenacolo di Andrea del Sarto
    Small museum outside the centre, with a large renaissance fresco painting and some other artworks. This one is free
    >Museo degli Innocenti
    Somewhat expensive, but cool museum located inside the oldest orphanage in the world. Also has some Botticelli's
    >Museo Stefano Bardinj
    Nice museum mostly dedicated to sculptures and antiques
    >Museo Horne
    A small museum with some medieval artwork and artifacts
    >Museo di Palazzo Davanzati
    One of the few medieval palaces still standing in Florence, with original frescoes
    >Orsanmichele
    The old church of the medieval corporations, now also a sculpture museum
    >Collezione Casamonti
    The best modern and contemporary art museum in the city
    >Museo del Novecento
    The less interesting contemporary art museum in the city

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Museums (cont.)
      >Galleria dell'Accademia
      Should have definitely mentioned it earlier, this is where you go to see the David and a few other things
      >Museo Archeologico Nazionale
      Cool archaeology museum with some Etruscan, Egyptian and Roman collections
      >Museo Galileo
      One of the two major science museums in Italy, it's definitely worth a visit, also has Galileo's mummified middle finger on display
      >Football Museum - Coverciano
      Only go here if you're into football
      >Museo di Simbologia Massonica
      Go here at your own peril, but it has a rather impressive collection of Freemasonry-related items. The owner and manager was an actual freemason, but I don't think he speaks English

      Churches and religious buildings
      >Santa Maria del Fiore+Battistero
      You don't need me to tell you about this one
      >Santa Croce
      Florence's second most well known church, also very well known
      >Santa Maria Novella
      Well preserved medieval church and cloister in the middle of the city
      >Santissima Annunziata
      Personally my favourite church in Florence, definitely worth a visit, it's free but check opening times
      >San Miniato al Monte
      Another well preserved medieval church, located on a hill overlooking the whole city
      >San Lorenzo+Cappelle Medicee
      San Lorenzo is nice, but the Cappelle Medicee (which are right behind the main church) are the burial places of Florence's ruling family and are pretty incredible
      >Chiesa di Ognissanti
      Baroque church with a huge crucifix by Giotto, fantastic place
      >Synagogue of Florence
      The littlest one of the three big domes you see when looking at the Florence skyline (the other two are Santa Maria del Fiore and the Cappelle Medicee). Definitely worth a visit, also includes a museum about the israeli community of Florence
      >San Martino a Mensola
      Quaint little church far outside the city with some very interesting medieval artwork
      >Cappella Brancacci
      Some of the best renaissance frescoes in the world

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Churches and religious buildings (cont.)
        >Santo Spirito
        Nice church and cloister which also doubles as the main centre of the cool nightlife
        >San Marco
        Interesting church right next to the museum of the same name
        >Badia Fiorentina
        A tranquil medieval monastery in the middle of the city
        >Russian Church of Florence
        Russian-style orthodox church, only open sometimes

        Also another museum I forgot earlier:
        >Museo Stibbert
        Outstanding collection of art, armor, weapons, and a whole lot of other oddities, a little outside the centre

        Palaces, villas, libraries etc.
        >Palazzo Medici Riccardi
        One of the other royal palaces, it also includes some very interesting artwork
        >Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
        Only opens sometimes, but it's an absolute masterwork
        >Villa Petraia
        Large palace outside the city, has some great garden and artworks
        >Palazzo Strozzi
        Historic palace in the centre, now mostly used for temporary art exhibitions

        Gardens, cemeteries and other outdoor areas
        >Giardino di Boboli
        The well known garden of palazzo Pitti
        >Piazzale Michelangelo
        The even more well known square overlooking the city
        >Giardino delle Rose
        Apparently very popular with American tourists, not much of a point going here unless it's rose flowering season, but it has a nice view
        >Giardino dei Semplici
        Florence's botanical garden
        >Giardino Torrigiani
        Little know, has a cool observatory tower
        >Cimitero delle Porte Sante
        The catholic monumental cemetery of Florence, it's next to San Miniato al Monte
        >Cimitero degli Inglesi
        The protestant monumental cemetery of Florence, definitely worth seeing
        >Giardino dell'Orticoltura
        The best outdoor area in Florence
        >Giardino delle Cascine
        This is where you go to buy drugs
        >Monumento al Principe Indiano
        Monument to a 19th century Indian prince who died in Florence and had a Hindu funeral for him. People were so weirded out by that they built him a statues
        >Venere Nascosta
        Some secrets are best left hidden

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          I was also going to tell you some nice places to eat and/or hang out in, but honestly it's better if you stick to the touristy places, otherwise locals will bully you and make fun of you. Everyone hates tourists

          Good day trip options are Fiesole, which is right outside Florence, Pisa, Siena, Volterra, Livorno, etc., depending on your tastes

          Have fun!

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Everyone hates tourists
            Even handsome, well-dressed and polite tourists?

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          thank you for this. im gonna be in florence starting february for 3 months. Do you know how cold it gets during this time? also some other random questions I have since ive never been there. Are there alot of rapefugees and mudslimes? how safe is the city walking at night? does the city have any modern amenities, like new gyms, movie theaters, places that arent museums only? what about restaurants, are most decent or are they all garbage and scams with a handful of decent ones like rome? is it easy to meet women? are there any young people in the city ? whats the demographic like?

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            most of your questions can be found on wikipedia, dude. As far as meeting women... Italian girls are picky, but maybe it's easier if you're a foreigner. The easiest girls to pick up are american college students on exchange. Tons of them in Florence, here's a list of US universities that have exchange programs there.
            It's not a meme: girls do get bawdtier when abroad. Go after them!

            • 6 months ago
              Anonymous

              why read a wiki when i can get first hand experience from someone who lived there for 2 years... if you dont wanna answer thats fine but id rather hear it from someone than read a pozzed website promoting whatever bullshit.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            why read a wiki when i can get first hand experience from someone who lived there for 2 years... if you dont wanna answer thats fine but id rather hear it from someone than read a pozzed website promoting whatever bullshit.

            Anon from earlier. The fact that you use words like
            >mudslimes
            >rapefugees
            >pozzed
            says to me that you won't have a fun time in Florence when it comes to social life. The vast majority of the young population of the city are university students, who tend to be VERY left leaning, to the point that the most right wing out of them are moderate social democrats. I honestly suggest you don't go. Furthermore, the fact that you asked if a city of 300K+ inhabitants in a first world country has modern amenities like gyms and movie theatres is further confirmation of the fact that you're clinically moronic, and therefore you should refrain from traveling for the sake of your own safety

            Seriously, don't go to Florence. We don't want you here

            • 6 months ago
              Anonymous

              you act proud and intelligent but youre an obvious reddit posting idiot who cant understand basic reading comprehension from the smell of his own farts. i say rapefugees asking about the current influx of migrants in the florence area... i live in nyc and my city has been destroyed by the migrants crises while you pretend it doesnt exist. also i have family in Sicily who act like the world is ending cause of all the migrants coming by boat. secondly, I've been to rome many times and many gyms and movie theaters were older and less modern, especially hotel gyms so thats a valid question to ask if theyre modern in a city like florence which is known to be older and more historical. holy shit you know you homosexuals dont get DEI goodboy points for acting like this on the internet and a travel board on a mongolian basket weaving forum. have a nice day after youre done patting yourself on the back. also im going to florence for work, i dont give a shit about the opinions of literal 18 year old college kids in a city thats not my home, its not like im gonna converse and try to change their political opinions.

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                Lmao go frick yourself then. if you're so smart and knowledgeable why ask here?

                Florence is full of rapefugees and has a large Muslim community. Don't go out at night, they'll steal your wallet, kill you and rape you. Don't go out in the day as well, you will get scammed. All gyms and every other facility is decrepit and falling apart, we're too busy spending our money on migrants

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                not surprising thank you

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              People come to Italy to see the things Italians built 1000-2000 years ago, not to see the dysgenic soys that worship blacks and destroy their own monuments. If I could I'd have all Italians gassed.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                I kind of agree. They rake in the money from all the tourism and their culture is so lazy and useless. The laziest people are always the most liberal.

                One thing I did enjoy was this haircut that all the lesbians had in Bologna.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >>this autistic homie really just gave a wikipedia list of every museum and church

  10. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    there's a gelato place that's really good

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      I had a great slice of 'za there

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I did karaoke in florence in the downtown area I cant remember what the place was called lol it was jammed and i did red hot chilli peppers and everyone was singing and it was a fricking moment ill never forget love it gonna do it again maybe some day....

  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Semi-related, but I'm going solo to Puglia (Lecce and Otranto).

    What should I expect apart from boomers? Is there a rapefugee problem? Mafiosi?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lecce and Bari are next on my list, everything there looks gorgeous. Please report back after your trip!

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      you're gonna get mugged, stabbed and if lucky not killed. have a nice trip tho

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Luv it, go to Alberovello and avoid the tourist area, they have trullis all over the area not just the centre. Basilicata at the west is also great and the less touristic part of Italy, give it a go

      [...]
      Anon from earlier. The fact that you use words like
      >mudslimes
      >rapefugees
      >pozzed
      says to me that you won't have a fun time in Florence when it comes to social life. The vast majority of the young population of the city are university students, who tend to be VERY left leaning, to the point that the most right wing out of them are moderate social democrats. I honestly suggest you don't go. Furthermore, the fact that you asked if a city of 300K+ inhabitants in a first world country has modern amenities like gyms and movie theatres is further confirmation of the fact that you're clinically moronic, and therefore you should refrain from traveling for the sake of your own safety

      Seriously, don't go to Florence. We don't want you here

      holy mother of redditorino stylerino

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm scared I will get stabbed before I even leave Termini.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      [...]

      all the hotels there are significantly cheaper. a quick 10second look on google streetview told me all i needed to know, so i booked the single available hotel in the tourist areas on the dates I need (in May...) that was not a ridiculous price

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm scared I will get stabbed before I even leave Termini.
      Are you a woman?

  14. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    the vinaio sandwich shop

  15. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Eat at Trattoria Za Za, really good.

  16. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Might as well ask here. Does anyone have any tips for finding restaurants/gelaterias in Florence or even just Italy in general?

    Last time I was in Italy, I heavily relied on Google Maps and the reviews on there, but it was largely hit or miss. IMany sites that covered restaurants seemed to focus primarily on the sit down dining experience, but what if I wanted to find more casual places (e.g. quick lunch)?

    For gelaterias, I got pretty good at finding a decent one by going to "artesan originale" places with the "caps" instead of the gelato out on display.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      The top ratings on Tripadvisor never failed me.

  17. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Duomo sucks shit inside, many better churches in Florence, just marvel at it from the outside. However the church museums are easily worth the price
    Obvious things - can easily take you three days to experience all of, so don't worry about it
    Food is the best in Italy imo, and cheap for a tourist city. Try stuff with blue cheese and gamier meat like boar
    Newer parts of the city like the train station are overrun with dirty migrants but the rest of the place is largely good
    If you enjoy cycling, it seemed quite popular
    If you're there for more than two days, take a morning bus to Pisa. Pisa is a small medieval town and you can go there when it's quiet, see everything and be back for lunch

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      There's a train that also runs to Florence. Pisa I thought was more interesting than Florence.

  18. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    read the prince while walking where machiavelli once did. poorgay

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