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EMMA AND DARIO'S WEDDING

August, 2011 in Florence
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Ceremony: Pieve di S.Stefano in Pane
Reception: Antica Fattoria di Paterno

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Hotel:

Hotel Raffaello - Hotel - Viale Giovan Battista Morgagni, 19, Firenze, Toscana, Italy

Hotel Raffaello

Viale Giovan Battista Morgagni, 19
Firenze, Toscana, Italy

Restaurant:

Gusto Leo

# Via del Proconsolo, 8/10, Florence, Italy

"Nice casual restaurant thats good for lunch. They do great pizzas and mam is a big fan of their vegetable soup!!"

Restaurant:

House of Sizzle / RedGarter - Restaurant -

House of Sizzle / RedGarter

"Great place to go for american style food and it's "Eileen approved"!!"

Restaurant:

I Fratellini

Via dei Cimatori 38/r,

"Best little take away food you'll have in Florence. It's a tiny hole in the wall that has been there for years. You can get great sandwichs made with lovely fresh bread and a little cheap glass of wine. Absolutely great for lunch on the go!"

Restaurant:

Za Za - Restaurant -

Za Za

"This is a great restaurant with a lovely menu."

Entertainment:

Lochness Lounge - Entertainment - via de Benci, 19/r, firenze, FI, Italy

Lochness Lounge

via de Benci, 19/r
firenze, FI, Italy

"Lochness Lounge is nice and cosy!! Trine will always welcome you with a smile! Remember: her favourite (and only) shot is TEQUILA!"

Entertainment:

500 Touring Club - Entertainment - Via Vinegia 23 R, Florence, Florence, FI, Italy

The Blob Club

"Our favourite and only late late late bar!"

Entertainment:

The Lions Fountain - Entertainment -

The Lions Fountain

"Anonymous's Local!!"

Attraction:

Brunelleschi's Dome - Attraction -

Brunelleschi's Dome

"Florence's most popular site is its Duomo (cathedral), the Cattedrale de Santa Maria del Fiore. The huge Gothic duomo was begun in 1296, consecrated in 1436, and holds 20,000 people. Its exterior, made of green, pink, and white marble, has several elaborate doors and interesting statues. Inside, is fantastic and you should buy a ticket to climb the 463 steps to its top, the view is Amazing!!"

Attraction:

Florence Hop-on Hop-off Tour - Attraction -

Florence Hop-on Hop-off Tour

"There is no better way to see Florence than on this hop-on and hop-off double-decker bus. Stops along the tour route include the Cathedral, Santa Croce, San Marco, Piazzale Michelangelo and much, much more! Hop-on and off as many times as you like for a full day of sightseeing! The entire route takes 1 hour. Buses departs every 30 minutes from each stop. Tickets €22"

Attraction:

Florence Walking Tour - Attraction -

Florence Walking Tour

"First time visitors - orientate yourselves with Renaissance inspired art and architecture on this two hour guided walking tour through the streets of Florence. Start 9.15am Tickets €20 Duration 2.5hrs"

Attraction:

Giardini di Boboli - Attraction - Giardino di Boboli, IT

Giardini di Boboli

"The Gardens, behind the Pitti Palace, the main seat of the Medici grand dukes of Tuscany at Florence, are some of the first and most familiar formal sixteenth century Italian gardens."

Attraction:

Giotto's Campanile

"The Campanile, bell tower, is in Piazza del Duomo. The first story was designed by Giotto and it is commonly called Giotto's Campanile. Buy a ticket and climb the 414 stairs (no lift) for great views of the Cathedral and its dome and the city of Florence and surroundings."

Attraction:

Palazzo Pitti - Attraction - Via Piazza de' Pitti, 1, Firenze, Toscana, 50125, IT

Palazzo Pitti

"The palace was bought by the Medici family in 1549 and became the chief residence of the ruling families of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. It grew as a great treasure house as later generations amassed paintings, plates, jewelry and luxurious possessions. You can get a double ticket that will take you inside the palace and the Boboli Gardens which has a fantastic view over Florence."

Attraction:

Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio - Attraction - Firenze, Toscana, 50122, IT

Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio

"Florence's most famous square is Piazza della Signoria, the heart of the historic center and a free open-air sculpture exhibit. The Loggia della Signoria holds some important statues including a copy of Michelangelo's David. The piazza has been Florence's political center since the middle ages and Florence's town hall, the medieval Palazzo Vecchio, sits on the piazza. The palazzo contains elaborately decorated public rooms and private apartments that can be visited. Around the piazza are plenty of cafes and restaurants but because of the location, they are a bit more expensive here."

Attraction:

Ponte Vecchio - Attraction - Ponte Vecchio, Firenze, Toscane, Italy

Ponte Vecchio

"The Ponte Vecchio (old bridge), built in 1345, was Florence's first bridge across the Arno River and is the only surviving bridge from Florence's medieval days (others were destroyed in World War II). The Ponte Vecchio is still lined with shops selling gold and silver jewelry. From the bridge, you'll have a great view along the Arno River and beyond."

Attraction:

Mercato di San Lorenzo - Attraction - Piazza di San Lorenzo, 7, Florence, Italy

San Lorenzo Market

"Great market for leather, clothes, souvenirs etc., worth a look even if you don't fancy buying anything."

Attraction:

The Baptistry - Attraction -

The Baptistry

"The Baptistery of John the Baptist, from the 11th century, is one of Florence's oldest buildings. Its exterior is made of green and white marble and has three sets of amazing bronze doors. Inside, you can see some mosaics and a marble pavement of the zodiac."

Attraction:

The Uffizi Gallery - Attraction - Piazzale degli Uffizi, 2, Firenze, FI, Italy

The Uffizi Gallery

"The Uffizi is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Florence. In high season (particularly in July), waiting times can be up to five hours. Visitors who reserve a ticket in advance have a substantially shorter wait."

Tours out of Florence:

Cinque Terre - Tours out of Florence -

Cinque Terre

"A territory in which sea and land are founded forming a unique and evocative area. 18 kilometres of rocky coastline abounding with abundant bays, beaches and deep sea, surrounded by mountains running parrellel to the coast. Terracings cultivated with vineyards and olives, kept under control by old dry stone walls. A naturalistic heritage of great variety. Paths and mule tracks look onto breathtaking views. Five villages, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Coniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso face onto the sea. An environment in which centuries old work of generations has transformed an inaccessable territory into a landscape of extraordinary beauty. A Protected Marine Area and a National Park which protect the absolute uniqueness. In synthesy the “Cinque Terre” has been declared a World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO since 1997."

Tours out of Florence:

Siena - Tours out of Florence - Sienna SI, Sienna, Tuscany, IT

Siena

"The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation's most visited tourist attractions, with over 169,000 international arrivals in 2008.[1] Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the palio."

Wine Tours:

Chianti Rufina - Wine Tours -

Chianti Rufina

Wine Tours:

Colli Fiorentini Area - Wine Tours -

Colli Fiorentini Area

Wine Tours:

Montalcino Area - Wine Tours -

Montalcino Area

Wine Tours:

Montepulciano Area - Wine Tours -

Montepulciano Area

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