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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #105 on: May 20, 2014, 02:45:48 PM »
The shul is unbelievable. Museum not so much. Really a must see
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #106 on: May 21, 2014, 02:45:11 PM »
I just heard back from Giovanna from the Jewish Florence tours. She offered to do a tour (3 hours) for 35 EUR/pp. We are not going to take this tour though, due to budgetary concerns, but I thought I'd let everyone know if you're interested.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #107 on: May 21, 2014, 03:50:45 PM »
I just heard back from Giovanna from the Jewish Florence tours. She offered to do a tour (3 hours) for 35 EUR/pp. We are not going to take this tour though, due to budgetary concerns, but I thought I'd let everyone know if you're interested.
Hmmm she quoted me 50 eur as a student discount, but otherwise wanted like 65eur. Maybe on your day there's a big group going anyway so she lowered her price?

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #108 on: May 21, 2014, 03:55:46 PM »
Hmmm she quoted me 50 eur as a student discount, but otherwise wanted like 65eur. Maybe on your day there's a big group going anyway so she lowered her price?
No, actually, she said it's normally 50 but she can go as low as 35. She also specifically said there was no group on the day I'm there, but she could arrange a mini group for us.  It sounded like she really wants business.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #109 on: May 21, 2014, 04:06:29 PM »
No, actually, she said it's normally 50 but she can go as low as 35. She also specifically said there was no group on the day I'm there, but she could arrange a mini group for us.  It sounded like she really wants business.
Wow lol that's very different from what she told me.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #110 on: May 21, 2014, 04:08:21 PM »
Wow lol that's very different from what she told me.
I don't know why, but if you're interested I can contact her for you.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #111 on: May 21, 2014, 05:21:32 PM »
I don't know why, but if you're interested I can contact her for you.
I think I'll just go with touring the Shul and Academie myself. (Will probably skip Uffizi.)
Thanks though

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #112 on: May 21, 2014, 05:44:48 PM »
I think I'll just go with touring the Shul and Academie myself. (Will probably skip Uffizi.)
Thanks though
Same here. Are you planning on going to Siena at all?

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #113 on: May 21, 2014, 06:01:14 PM »
Same here. Are you planning on going to Siena at all?
Nope. No interest really and not into wine.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #114 on: May 23, 2014, 08:03:19 AM »
Any ideas what to do in Florence on Monday?  Most museums are closed.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #115 on: May 25, 2014, 05:31:50 AM »

The shul is unbelievable. Museum not so much. Really a must see

I thought the museum was very cool but I did with a tour. There are millions upon millions of dollars of Klei kodesh. I think they have like 300 sifrei Torah. 800 crowns, and 1000 paroches. They only show a handful at a time but it's still fascinating to see how much the previous generations put into the shul.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #116 on: May 25, 2014, 08:25:24 AM »
Does anyone have the email address of the tour guide?

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #117 on: May 25, 2014, 09:36:40 AM »
Does anyone have the email address of the tour guide?
Giovanna - jewishflorence@gmail.com

What day are you there? She said she would lower her price if there are others requesting the same day.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #118 on: May 25, 2014, 09:42:12 AM »
Monday

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #119 on: May 25, 2014, 09:47:06 AM »