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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #160 on: June 22, 2014, 10:12:32 AM »
Anyone ever went to the Gucci or Ferragamo museum?
I went to Ferragamo museum. Its inside the store. Cool to see for the wife. To me, it's shoes. Unfortunately she suckered me into buying her a pair :/

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #161 on: June 22, 2014, 10:14:09 AM »
thanks for the input.

obviously if i had more time, i would stay there longer. i almost regret organizing it that way, but since we're staying in rome and taking advantage of the spg 4 nights get 5th free award, we didn't want to pay an extra hotel night in Florence.

We'll try to make the most of it.... I really wanted to go to that wine tour that was posted. looks amazing

Anyone else have any thoughts on accademia? If 5 minutes are worth it at the Uffizi, I can't imagine having to spend much more time at accademia after seeing David. Only issue is that the link posted above (http://www.musement.com/en/florence/the-accademia-gallery_tickets) won't let me book it for next week....

Buy the pass. It makes a huge difference.
You'll be there for 10 minutes max.
Uffizi is huge. Either skip it or take an hour.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #162 on: July 07, 2014, 11:43:47 AM »
FYI, the kosher market in Florence has closed. The only kosher food available was found at Ruth's.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #163 on: July 27, 2014, 11:37:38 AM »
I already heard back from the Chabad Rabbi. He said to call him. My guess is he doesn't want anything in writing which is not normally a good sign.

So, what did he tell you when you spoke to him?

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #164 on: July 27, 2014, 11:43:29 AM »
So, what did he tell you when you spoke to him?
I ended up not calling the Chabad in Florence to ask about Ruth's although I could have just walked in and asked them when I was there, as it does you doors down. We heard from other sources that Ruth's was not reliable and to just bring food from elsewhere which  is exactly what we did.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #165 on: July 27, 2014, 12:12:28 PM »
Anyone stay at the Hilton? I know it's far, but is it decent?

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #166 on: August 02, 2014, 11:14:22 PM »
Anyone know of any Kivrei Tzadikim in the Florence area?

Has anyone been to the old Jewish cemetery?

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #167 on: January 13, 2015, 03:08:21 PM »
Anyone here been to florence with a kid (we're going with our three year old)?
Would those who've been to the museums think that a (relatively calm but sometimes speaks loudly) child would seem out of place?

ETA: The kosher winery tour in Sienna mentioned above is certified by the OK (it says the honey is too, but they don't mention the olive oil). http://www.terradiseta.it/eng/aboutus.html
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #169 on: January 14, 2015, 01:05:25 PM »
Why would you need a driving tour in Florence? There are plenty of walking tours
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #170 on: January 14, 2015, 01:16:11 PM »
Why would you need a driving tour in Florence? There are plenty of walking tours
Might be easier with kids

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #171 on: January 14, 2015, 01:27:49 PM »
Might be easier with kids
With a baby or a kid?
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #172 on: January 14, 2015, 02:10:36 PM »
Why would you need a driving tour in Florence? There are plenty of walking tours
+1?
Might be easier with kids
The streets in Florence are so narrow that it's very hard to drive on the, not to mention the fact that many are closed to cars completely.

I'd definitely recommend walking.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #173 on: January 14, 2015, 03:46:23 PM »
It's with golf carts, but I get the point. Thanks for the advice!

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #174 on: January 14, 2015, 10:26:14 PM »

I ended up not calling the Chabad in Florence to ask about Ruth's although I could have just walked in and asked them when I was there, as it does you doors down. We heard from other sources that Ruth's was not reliable and to just bring food from elsewhere which  is exactly what we did.

When I was there, we asked the schluchim (not the rabbi) about it and they definitely didn't tell us not to go. I can't think back to the exact words but I guess pop in the chabad and ask them. I also remember that they bring food from rome to freeze it. They might have been selling also (or giving it out. Not sure.) worth a call. Not sure if they're there all year or only in winter

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #175 on: January 14, 2015, 10:39:32 PM »
When I was there, we asked the schluchim (not the rabbi) about it and they definitely didn't tell us not to go. I can't think back to the exact words but I guess pop in the chabad and ask them. I also remember that they bring food from rome to freeze it. They might have been selling also (or giving it out. Not sure.) worth a call. Not sure if they're there all year or only in winter

Chabad says straight out that the hechsher is no good.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #176 on: February 22, 2015, 12:17:02 AM »
Going to be here for 1 1/2 days in March. What are the must see's?

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #177 on: February 22, 2015, 12:23:05 AM »
Going to be here for 1 1/2 days in March. What are the must see's?
Academia gallery and Ufizzi. Also, Piazzalo Michelangelo had an amazing view of the city. It offers a great view of the city. The Great Synagogue is also a nice tour.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #178 on: February 22, 2015, 01:19:04 AM »
Anyone take a bike/walking tour in the greater Florence/Tuscany area?

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #179 on: February 22, 2015, 01:24:56 AM »
Anyone take a bike/walking tour in the greater Florence/Tuscany area?
I took a full day biking and winery tour a couple of years ago. It was absolutely stunning! Biking was tough at times but they offered rides in the van for those who couldn't do it.