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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #180 on: February 22, 2015, 01:45:04 AM »
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #181 on: February 22, 2015, 03:27:41 AM »
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.
Thanks! Do you happen to remember with whom? Was it more scenery or wineries (we're just looking for scenic). Through Google I see there are a number of different options, but am looking for a recommendation. Thanks again!

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #182 on: February 22, 2015, 09:48:01 AM »
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.
+1 to all of these (although we only did the one with the David, it is really a site to behold), we didn't have time for both. The Great Synagogue is stunning. It is open every alternating half hour, with the museum upstairs open the they half hour. I wouldn't wait to see the museum if you get there at the beginning of a half hour.
I'd also consider doing a walking tour of the city (although you'd have to wait outside the Duomo for a little while)
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #183 on: February 22, 2015, 11:42:22 AM »
Anyone take a bike/walking tour in the greater Florence/Tuscany area?
We drove from Rome to Florence and spend the night in a small town in Tuscany. We spent some time at a few towns, including Sienna and Pisa, and loved every minute of it. It's really hilly, so biking would be more of the workout variety than the leisurely type.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #184 on: February 22, 2015, 11:45:28 AM »
Thanks! Do you happen to remember with whom? Was it more scenery or wineries (we're just looking for scenic). Through Google I see there are a number of different options, but am looking for a recommendation. Thanks again!
I remember exactly how much time was spent doing each activity but you can ask them....btw, lunch was also included
www.tuscany-biketours.com

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #185 on: February 22, 2015, 01:30:22 PM »
We drove from Rome to Florence and spend the night in a small town in Tuscany. We spent some time at a few towns, including Sienna and Pisa, and loved every minute of it. It's really hilly, so biking would be more of the workout variety than the leisurely type.
Thanks! I'm starting to get the idea that we're trying to cram two trips (Tuscany and Venice) into one 4.5 day whirlwind.
I remember exactly how much time was spent doing each activity but you can ask them....btw, lunch was also included
www.tuscany-biketours.com
Thanks a lot!

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #186 on: February 22, 2015, 01:37:11 PM »
Thanks! I'm starting to get the idea that we're trying to cram two trips (Tuscany and Venice) into one 4.5 day whirlwind.Thanks a lot!
Yup, 4.5 days is too few to see Tuscany and Venice, but if you had an extra day it'd be perfect.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #187 on: March 03, 2015, 04:03:45 PM »
Do you guys recommend if I will be in Florence for 2 days I take along food from NY?

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #188 on: March 03, 2015, 04:08:04 PM »
Do you guys recommend if I will be in Florence for 2 days I take along food from NY?
Yes there's very little there-just one restaurant as far as I know.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #189 on: March 03, 2015, 04:10:39 PM »
Yes there's very little there-just one restaurant as far as I know.
And AYLOR re the hechsher
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #190 on: March 03, 2015, 04:12:02 PM »
Do you guys recommend if I will be in Florence for 2 days I take along food from NY?
We brought food from home. Probably easier if you won't eat in the restaurant or don't want to get involved in the whole debate.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #191 on: March 03, 2015, 04:34:17 PM »
We brought food from home. Probably easier if you won't eat in the restaurant or don't want to get involved in the whole debate.
Though it is a dairy restaurant so the issues are not as serious.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #192 on: March 03, 2015, 04:38:41 PM »
Though it is a dairy restaurant so the issues are not as serious.
I'm well aware.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #193 on: March 03, 2015, 04:51:23 PM »
I'm well aware.
I happen not to find it to be a particularly amazing place-the portions are small, service just ok-and in Italy you expect better pasta and desserts but that's just my opinion.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #194 on: March 03, 2015, 11:42:44 PM »
I will bring from NY but I am a little worried about customs in FRA & FLR. Anyone remember if they stop & search in these places?