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Off to Florence soon... any (non standard!) tips for sights & photography?

 
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Oct 12, 2017 03:02 |  #1

So excited to be finally off to one of my travel unicorns, Florence very soon. And looking forward to testing out my newly acquired 24-105 Siggy....

Anyone got any good tips for sights off the standard tourist trail (already booked for the Duomo dome :)) . There for a week so also hoping to get a car for a couple of days to explore the wider Tuscany (Siena, San Gimignano etc).

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Oct 14, 2017 14:12 |  #2

Walk the streets and alleyways, even if crowded with tourists and locals, there are great images to be captured. The Piazzas are full of characters to shoot. The Pontevecchio and Arno River at sunset are fantastic.

If going to Tuscany, Chianti in Greve is another town worth exploring. There were many little side roads we took and stumbled upon a beautiful monastery.

The Castello in Montefioralle was a nice old walled city not far from Chianti.

Enjoy!


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Apr 06, 2018 11:14 |  #3

EOSAddict wrote in post #18470918 (external link)
Anyone got any good tips for sights off the standard tourist trail (already booked for the Duomo dome :)) .
Thanks :)

You have to book to see the Duomo?


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Apr 06, 2018 11:53 |  #4

The Food Halls, you can have a lunch snack while you're there.


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Apr 06, 2018 11:55 as a reply to  @ philmar's post |  #5

Pretty much only guided tours now. Depending on the season, the lines are quite long.


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Apr 22, 2018 09:50 |  #6

ThreeHounds wrote in post #18472606 (external link)
Walk the streets and alleyways, even if crowded with tourists and locals, there are great images to be captured. The Piazzas are full of characters to shoot. The Pontevecchio and Arno River at sunset are fantastic.

If going to Tuscany, Chianti in Greve is another town worth exploring. There were many little side roads we took and stumbled upon a beautiful monastery.

The Castello in Montefioralle was a nice old walled city not far from Chianti.

Enjoy!

I will second the vote for Montefioralle, near Greve. Greve itself was meh, especially since we were there during their flea market. But Montefioralle was tiny and magical. You could walk from one end to the other in less than 5 minutes, but there is no end of beautiful corners to see and explore. It was like a period piece movie set.




  
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