Things to See and Do in Florence, Italy

Surround yourself with classical sculptures
Or something funkier and more modern, like these statues
Or the altered street signs of Clet Abraham
Wander along the banks of the Arno
…as the cool breeze blows in from the water[/b]
Hang out in the Piazza della Signoria
Where the statues are magnificent and plentiful
If a little nude
And sometimes a bit strange
Okay, very strange
And often somewhat gruesome
Marvel at the talent of the street artists
And maybe buy some to take home
Soak in the epically grand exterior of the Florence Cathedral
Or go inside and look up at the Duomo
Visit the world famous Ponte Vecchio bridge
Check out the awesome Galileo museum
See his finger in a jar!
Or some dark medical waxworks
Visit the churches and chapels
Which also get a little dark sometimes
Definitely check out the Specola; a brilliant natural history museum
Containing taxidermy of varying degrees of quality
Upstairs is one of Florence’s strangest sights
A huge collection of 200 year old anatomical waxworks
Which are both disturbing and breath-taking in equal parts
But possibly not for the weak of stomach
Though the crystal collection downstairs is refreshingly less macabre
Travel up to the town of Fiesole
To see Florence from the ancient hill-tops
It’s all accessible by open topped bus
And you may see a very camp policeman!
After hours the city really comes to life
Especially on the Feast Day of St John the Baptist
Visit Piazzale Michelangelo to see the city in all it’s glory
It’s quite magnificent, even in the rain
Take a bus up to the hills of Tuscany
Or visit this beautiful little village
Where an Irish lady lived in this hole
Before returning to the city to watch the sunset
And enjoy Florence during the golden hour
Because there is so much to see and do in Florence…[/b]

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