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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #75 on: May 18, 2014, 08:38:03 PM »
We're doing Jewish Roma because of the student rate. I'll ask.
Just ask her to point it out to you when you're in the museum
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #76 on: May 18, 2014, 09:26:09 PM »
True. We're staying at a hotel in Florence on the other side of the river.  Reasons: free parking and #1 rated hotel on trip advisor.
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #77 on: May 18, 2014, 09:26:53 PM »
Points not accepted, though :)
Correct.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #78 on: May 18, 2014, 09:34:03 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.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #79 on: May 18, 2014, 09:38:39 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.
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 #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.
Oh. lol.

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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
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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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