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Globespotting: 24 Hours in Florence

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	The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (The Duomo) at night.

The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (The Duomo) at night.

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Oct 3, 2012 —  The idyllic town of Florence is a paradise for lovers of European cities: towering basilicas, cobblestone streets, and plazas oozing with history from all sides. One of the best parts about the city is how centrally focused it is, allowing visitors to pack in activity after activity without having to waste time with transit.

By day, the usual relaxing vibes of Italian culture pervade, and you can sip wine in front of Il Duomo cathedral, designer shop along Via Tornabuoni, and explore the endless array of other captivating things to do in the city. And after hours, you can join the vogue locals and young travelers as they bounce between bars and clubs amidst millennia of history and romanticized classic architecture.

With so much going on, we at Party Earth put together a to-do list for an authentic day and night in Florence, making sure you see the best of the city all the way from brunch till…well, maybe even brunch the next day. 

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    PopCafé

    Bar / Café

    PopCafé - Bar | Café in Florence.
    Oltrarno

    Piazza Santo Spirito, 18a/r
    50125 Florence

    055 213 852

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    Boboli Gardens

    Landmark / Outdoor Activity / Park

    View of the Palazzo Pitti from the Boboli Gardens in Florence.
    Oltrarno

    Piazza de' Pitti, 1
    50125 Florence

    055 294 883

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    Piazzale Michelangelo

    Landmark / Nightlife Area / Outdoor Activity / Square

    Piazzale Michelangelo - Landmark | Nightlife Area | Outdoor Activity | Square in Florence.
    Oltrarno

    Piazzale Michelangelo
    50122 Florence

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    Zoe

    Art Gallery / Café / Cocktail Bar

    Zoe - Art Gallery | Café | Cocktail Bar in Florence.
    Oltrarno

    Via dei Renai, 13/r
    50125 Florence

    055 243 111

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    Dolce Vita

    Art Gallery / Bar / Wine Bar

    Friends laughing at chilling by the bar at Dolce Vita in Florence.
    Oltrarno

    Piazza del Carmine
    50124 Florence

    055 284 595

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    Negroni

    Café / Cocktail Bar / Lounge

    Negroni - Café | Cocktail Bar | Lounge in Florence.
    Oltrarno

    Via dei Renai, 17/r
    50125 Florence

    055 243 647

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    Flò

    Lounge / Outdoor Bar

    Flò - Lounge | Outdoor Bar in Florence.
    Oltrarno

    Piazzale Michelangelo, 84
    50122 Florence

    055 650 791

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What are your favorite spots in Florence?

Samantha L. Oct 8, 2012
Agree!
Sam A. Oct 5, 2012
Where is the Ponte Vecchio? Needs to be on this list.
Chris M. Oct 3, 2012
Gotta at least swing by the Ponte Vecchio in your wanderings around the town, also around the Duomo we found this place called "Shot Bar" that had real cheap shots and a bunch of study abroad folks. Not the place to spend your night, but a good place to get the night started. I literally did spend 24 hours in Florence and wish I had this list at the time. Of course we rolled in on a train that was delayed 4 hours by a snowstorm and dropped us off outside of town so we spend the next 2 hours walking our suitcases through the snow to our hotel. But the rest of the time was awesome with snowmen being built at the Duomo, random snowball fights amongst the Florentines, and a roving band of Santas that were part of some sort of charity event.
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