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I've been lucky to have been to Florence three times in my life; 2002, 2008, and 2015.

Some of my favorite tour highlights have been the following:

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

Galleria dell'Accademia (home to Michelangelo's David)

Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence (Galileo's tomb )

Ponte Vecchio

The Baptistery of St. John

I've also enjoyed the Gold Market to shop and look around and there's a great leather store attached to it as well however I can't remember if it's separate company or not.

In 2015, I was on a Disney Cruise and ended up eating at a place called IL Gatto E La Volpe, the prices weren't too bad and the food was pretty good. It was one of the best local meal I had on my trip. If you're in Florence and have the time i highly recommend eating there.

To me Florence is very rich from the Renaissance age and has a lot to offer with art and sculptures. I always enjoy seeing Michelangelo's David however if you can't get into the Accademia Gallery you can see a replica in Palazzo Vecchio,

If you've been to Florence and have a favorite site and/or place to eat, please leave a comment.

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