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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #80 on: May 18, 2014, 09:54:05 PM »
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.
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #81 on: May 19, 2014, 04:24:43 PM »
So, seems like visit the Shul/musuem (first see if you can get a tour and not just walk through it by yourself - ps there's a student discount of like 1 eur pp). Go to Academie to see David. Walk around town, see Ponte Vecchio bridge and head to Pisa to see the tower.
Would be nice to find out about Ruth's Kitchen (I emailed Florence Chabad), otherwise looks like we'll be bringing food from Rome.
Based on your itinerary, it should cost 36 EUR for the day for 2 people (6.50 for the Uffizi and Acadamy, 5 for the shul/pp). Not bad for a full day, although that assumes you walk everywhere and not incurring bus/cab costs.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #82 on: May 19, 2014, 07:54:51 PM »
Based on your itinerary, it should cost 36 EUR for the day for 2 people (6.50 for the Uffizi and Acadamy, 5 for the shul/pp). Not bad for a full day, although that assumes you walk everywhere and not incurring bus/cab costs.
No reason to take any form of public transport in Florence
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #83 on: May 19, 2014, 07:56:47 PM »
No reason to take any form of public transport in Florence
I didn't plan on it. Did you take a tour or just go to the museums/shul yourself?

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #84 on: May 19, 2014, 08:02:26 PM »
I didn't plan on it. Did you take a tour or just go to the museums/shul yourself?
The latter. Museum is not so exciting. Problem is museum and shul rotate every hour (or half hour, don't remember) being open
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #85 on: May 19, 2014, 08:14:14 PM »
The latter. Museum is not so exciting. Problem is museum and shul rotate every hour (or half hour, don't remember) being open
Did you enjoy the Uffizi or the Academy?

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #86 on: May 19, 2014, 08:43:58 PM »
Did you enjoy the Uffizi or the Academy?


Go see the David. You won't regret it. We did that instead of uffizi
Buy tickets in advance from a booth elsewhere in the city


No. My mashal, lehavdil elef alphei havdalos, would be as follows. You can either see a ksav yad of the rambam or of the rivash, tashbetz and terumas hadeshen. While the three are all greater than we can ever imagine, I'd choose to see the rambam
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #87 on: May 19, 2014, 08:54:23 PM »

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #88 on: May 20, 2014, 08:47:30 AM »
The Synagogue got back to me. Their tour is 100 eur,  not sure if that's per person or for the group of me and my wife. Either way, that's crazy expensive and I would sooner pay 50eur pp to the Florence Jewish tour and see more than just the Shul.
Ergel, you just paid the admission fee and walked around the Shul/Museum on your own?

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #89 on: May 20, 2014, 09:24:04 AM »
The Synagogue got back to me. Their tour is 100 eur,  not sure if that's per person or for the group of me and my wife. Either way, that's crazy expensive and I would sooner pay 50eur pp to the Florence Jewish tour and see more than just the Shul.
Ergel, you just paid the admission fee and walked around the Shul/Museum on your own?
yeah
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #90 on: May 20, 2014, 09:29:34 AM »
yeah
K thanks, I think I'll just do that.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #91 on: May 20, 2014, 12:39:39 PM »
Have either of you seen Ufizi?
yes

i also went to the science museum and saw galileo's telescope and finger (yes, finger)

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #92 on: May 20, 2014, 12:47:07 PM »
yes

i also went to the science museum and saw galileo's telescope and finger (yes, finger)
How long were you in Florence? It doesn't seem like enough time to see the Uffizi, Acadamy, Shul (and/or museum), the Ponte Vecchio, walk around town, and the science museum all in one day.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #93 on: May 20, 2014, 12:55:23 PM »
How long were you in Florence? It doesn't seem like enough time to see the Uffizi, Acadamy, Shul (and/or museum), the Ponte Vecchio, walk around town, and the science museum all in one day.
Depends on the day and museum lines. And how much time in each place. It is possible for sure though.
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #94 on: May 20, 2014, 01:03:50 PM »
How long were you in Florence? It doesn't seem like enough time to see the Uffizi, Acadamy, Shul (and/or museum), the Ponte Vecchio, walk around town, and the science museum all in one day.
Depends on the day and museum lines. And how much time in each place. It is possible for sure though.
How would you rank the above activities from best (can't miss) to worst (it's ok to miss if our of time)?

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #95 on: May 20, 2014, 01:08:09 PM »
How long were you in Florence? It doesn't seem like enough time to see the Uffizi, Acadamy, Shul (and/or museum), the Ponte Vecchio, walk around town, and the science museum all in one day.
definitely more than one day

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #96 on: May 20, 2014, 01:08:54 PM »
definitely more than one day
How would you rank them?

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #97 on: May 20, 2014, 01:16:21 PM »
definitely more than one day

When I was there it was education week so all museums were free admission to all museums. Best part was for 5euro we skipped all the lines of people waiting for free so I covered everything I wanted to in basically one day.

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1.Walk around town/Ponte Vecchio/leather market (All part of a walk)
2. Uffizi
3. Shul (and/or museum)
4. Acadamy
5. Never did science so can't say.


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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #98 on: May 20, 2014, 01:26:33 PM »
When I was there it was education week so all museums were free admission to all museums. Best part was for 5euro we skipped all the lines of people waiting for free so I covered everything I wanted to in basically one day.

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1.Walk around town/Ponte Vecchio/leather market (All part of a walk)
2. Uffizi
3. Shul (and/or museum)
4. Acadamy
5. Never did science so can't say.


All depends what you want to see.
That was almost my exact route, with shul and Academy switched. Thanks!

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #99 on: May 20, 2014, 01:32:14 PM »
We did uffizi academia and the shul/museum all in one day as well. It was a little pricey but I do believe it was worth going to both museums. What is also cool in academia is they have some unfinished Michelangelo sculptures which kind of lets you see how they were crafted which is kind of amazing.