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Pinacoteca e Museo Civico Full review
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Amazing Experience : Beautiful collection is a beautiful Palazzo. Not too big, very worthwhile. Only the cross-take of Rosso Fiorentino is worth the visit. Very interesting picture gallery in the medieval section, well cared for; then the explosion of a fabulous canvas of mannerism: the Deposition of Rosso Fiorentino, which alone would be worth the visit.

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La Fortezza di Volterra Full review
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Absolutely Delight : Dominating the skyline of the city, this imposing medieval fortress consists of two castles. The older one was completed in the late 13th century and the second castle was built in the 14th century. It is not open to the public, but you can admire its magnificent exterior from the park beneath it.
The Fortezza Medicea of Volterra is built on the highest point of the hill overlooking the town. F… [..]

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St Martin Cathedral Full review
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Nice Place : A magnificent landmark in Lucca city center. Truly beautiful in the summer evening when bathing in the sunset light. The above square is very lively with bars restaurants and shops. The inside is very beautiful and peaceful. A great place.
Lucca Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to Saint Martin in Lucca, Italy. It is the… [..]

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Duomo di Siena Full review
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Nice Views : Great location overlooking the main High Street and friendly staff who are able to help with your requirements. Useful new visitors service. Some good prices and easily a decent selection of new items. Something for everyone. Parking is close by as well.
Siena Cathedral is a medieval church in Siena, Italy, dedicated from its earliest days as a Roman … [..]

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Pinacoteca Nazionale Full review
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Out Of This World : Very underestimated tourist destination. Museum suggests to your attention excellent condition of medieval fine arts created mostly at Siena between XIII -XVII centuries. A lot of great master pieces created by great masters. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash light.
The Pinacoteca Nazionale is a national museum in Siena, Tuscany, Italy. Inaugurated in 1932, it hou… [..]

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Pubblico Palace Full review
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History and Architecture.: Pubblico Palace is a magnificent structure that was once the house of the republican government. The structure is amazingly preserved and the design is very beautiful and detailed. The insides is enormous and the place has so much history inside it.
The Palazzo Pubblico is a palace in Siena, Tuscany, central Italy. Construction began in 1297 and … [..]

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Piazza del Campo Full review
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AMazing Location : Amazing hangout location in the center of Siena. Very typical Italian restaurants/gelaterias/stores, plentiful too. All locations and people are very friendly and willing to help tourists with directions. The square is also very clean and beautiful. Highly recommended if going to Siena. It is also very convenient to go to other monuments, since the square is literally in the center of Siena.
Piazza del Campo is the principal public space of the historic center of Siena, Tuscany, Italy and … [..]

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Civic Museum Full review
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A Must See : Very nice little museum which showcased the town's brewing history on the main floor and the third floor houses permanent exhibits illustrating the town's industrial development through WW1 and WW2 and the history of the convent. Great place, highly recommended.

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Museum of Metropolitan Institution Full review
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Worth A Visit : Included in the combo pass. We waited 45 minutes to go to the top of the abandon "new" front entrance to the Cathedral. Totally worth it for the views. Several people turned back because of the tight spiral staircases. It really was not that bad.
The Museo dell'Opera del Duomo is an art museum in Siena, in Tuscany in central Italy. It houses wo… [..]

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Libreria Piccolomini Full review
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Majestic colors: Libreria Piccolomini is a really majestic library. The interior of the library houses a magnificent art piece. Its inside of the library are known for its soaring, vibrant Pinturicchio frescoes.It is a truly awe-inspiring sight. I found myself lost in the vibrant colors.

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Uffizi gallery Full review
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Can't Miss This Place : The most magnificent collection of the world's art is housed here. It has humongous queues of people waiting to get inside, you can buy quick every tickets online. There are extensive rooms and galleries of art done by the legendary artists himself.
The Uffizi Gallery is a prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in cent… [..]

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Piazza del Duomo Full review
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Beauty At Its peak : One of the prime examples of beautiful architecture that influenced many others to come. This piece of architecture was created before the invention of gravity and only a jeweler could figure it out. I won't say any more, but the view from the too is incredible. You have the book your tickets with a guide a couple days ahead of time!
Piazza del Duomo is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence, . It is one of the mo… [..]

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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore Full review
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Simply Outstanding : The heart of Renaissance Florence. The exterior is a masterpiece, the interior is worth a visit but not nearly as elaborate at the facade. The dome is amazing. To visit the interior, go late in the day when the queue is shorter. Seeing the building lit up at night is a good experience.
The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church of Florence, Italy. Il Duomo di Firenze… [..]

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Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore Full review
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Museum with original Baptistery Doors: What else can one ask for while visiting this historical museum? The original Bronze doors of the Baptistery are nestled here and are masterpieces of art. The museum has very interesting highlights including the brilliant Michelangelo pieta and an an intricate metal altarpiece.
The Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence, Italy is a museum containing many of the original work… [..]

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Uffizi Gallery Full review
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History, Culture and Tradition.: The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most important Italian museums in the world. it house a great many pieces of various era and cultures. It is absolutely a must see for any tourist, art buff, or history enthusiasts. Just be sure to spend an entire day at the museum.
The Uffizi Gallery is a prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in cent… [..]

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Piazza della Signoria Full review
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Hell Of Fun : Awesome piazza with a good historical overview of the restoration of Neptune's fountain and enough stuff around the square to have something for everyone. Definitely check out the sculptures around the edge. Fantastic for just sitting around and enjoying the ambiance of Florence.
Piazza della Signoria is an L-shaped square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. It… [..]

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Palazzo Vecchio Full review
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History and Art: Palazzo Vecchio provides an interesting glance into the history of Italy. The seat of the Signoria boosts many a attractions including a copy of Michelangelo's David statue, and an amazing gallery that houses a rich selection of statues. Definitely worth a visit
The Palazzo Vecchio is the town hall of Florence, Italy. It overlooks the Piazza della Signoria wi… [..]

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Loggia dei Lanzi Full review
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A Must Visit : Come in the evening When the Crowds have gone back to their cruise ships and the Beautiful lights and atmosphere of the place make it truly magical. It's probably my favorite place in Florence just to hang out and take in all the beauty.
The Loggia dei Lanzi, also called the Loggia della Signoria, is a building on a corner of the Piazz… [..]

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Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence Full review
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Out Of This World : Words can not describe this place. I've been here many times since 2001 and always go back when in Firenze. The leather school in the back makes very nice stuff too which is a bonus after viewing the richness of this church. In the Christmas season it's always a joy to visit.
The Basilica di Santa Croce is the principal Franciscan church in Florence, Italy, and a minor bas… [..]

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pa Full review
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Fantastic Views : The magnificent Palazzo Medici where the world famous unforgettable talented young Michelangelo grew up at one time. It was such a thrill to walk through the ancient palazzo and learn a lot about the importance The Medici Family had on him, Italy and the world! Absolutely, wonderful!
The Palazzo Medici, also called the Palazzo Medici Riccardi after the later family that acquired an… [..]

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Academy Gallery Full review
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Lovely Place : A small gallery but containing one of the most famous sculpture of the world. In plus, the room with the plasters is also impressive. The paintings are mostly church related, for whom likes it. Book before your visit. I visited in June..the crowd is impressive and one can wait at the entrance for hours.

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San Marco Museum Full review
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Simply Outstanding : Although it is true that directions and gallery/exhibition information are somehow confusing the Archaeological Museum and the adjacent Correr Museum is great. You need a little patience to figure out how exhibitions and individual displays are organized but if you're a fan (like me) it shouldn't be a major problem.
Museo Nazionale di San Marco is an art museum housed in the monumental section of the medieval Domi… [..]

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Pitti Palace Full review
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Out Of This World : Once the Medici family palace, this beautiful gallery is packed full of wonderful art. Some rooms are a bit overwhelming, but most are small enough to be accessible. There's only one way through and ropes close off certain doorways so you can't take a shortcut out so make sure you have lots of time to appreciate everything.
The Palazzo Pitti , in English sometimes called the Pitti Palace, is a vast, mainly Renaissance, pa… [..]

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Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine Full review
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A Gem of A Place : This was a very interesting place to go to. It had many different types off rooms. I saw one room where the was an artist's making repairs on some of the walls and it was figuring to see. Also as very good view of the while of Florence.
Santa Maria del Carmine is a church of the Carmelite Order, in the Oltrarno district of Florence, i… [..]

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Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte Full review
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Must Visit : Well worth all the stairs it takes to go up. Lovely 1000 years old church overlooking the whole Florence. The painted details on the wooden beams of the roof are magnificient. Frescoes on the walls are also worth mentioning And the view from in front of the church is pure magic.
San Miniato al Monte is a basilica in Florence, central Italy, standing atop one of the highest po… [..]

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Galleria Degli Uffizi Full review
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Charming Place : Beautiful, beautiful works of art and essential to visit. Beware arriving in the couple of hours before closing as we did... The staff are keen to get home and start locking areas up and closing the shutters long before the official closing time so we paid full price but missed lots.
The Uffizi Gallery is a prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in cent… [..]

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Collegiate Church of San Gimignano (Dome) Full review
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Nice Place : Lovely and painteresque little town. It is quite difficult to get a parking so don’t loose your patience while searching, try to move further away from the entrance of the town where it is more crowded. A must visit if you are in Italy.
The Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta, San Gimignano is a Roman Catholic collegiate church a… [..]

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Pretorio Palace Full review
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Very Interesting : Impressive square with a massive fountain in the middle, very close of principal churches and what they call "quatro canti". This is very impressive and interesting work, in terms of time, dimensions and details. You can see it from the roof of one of the buildings there.
The Praetorian Palace , also known as Palace of the Eagles , is a palace of Palermo. The building h… [..]

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Abbey of Sant'Antimo Full review
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Outstanding Views : Situated in the staggeringly beautiful Montalcino agricultural region, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo is a historic Benedictine monastery well worth visiting, especially by those interested in Christian spirituality and/or herbal remedies and cosmetics. The only Gregorian chant you are likely to experience will be a recording played over speakers in the Abbey or tour headphones.
The Abbey of Sant'Antimo, Italian: Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, is a former Benedictine monastery in the… [..]

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Pienza Cathedral (Duomo) Full review
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Exciting Place : Nice Duomo in a typical old little Italian village. The outside and the inside are quite simple, not very decorated, there is not a lot of sculptures / paintings. As in most Italian cities: the entrance is free, the center of the city is car prohibited, so you have to park outside of the city.
Pienza Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in P… [..]

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Santa Maria della Pieve Full review
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History and Art: The 12th century Santa Maria della Pieve is almost perfectly preserved, after some restoration work. The highlight of the church is a frescoes painted by the great Piero della Francesca. It tells a stunning story. My advice is to take someone who can explain the story of the painting.
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Basilica di San Francesco Full review
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Cool Place : A spare interior behind a rustic facade gives no clues to the art treasure on the walls. The Legend of the True Cross, though faded and peeling in places, remains a staggering work of Renaissance brilliance. Not to be missed. Admission is timed, so you need to allow for the possibility of a short wait.
The Basilica of San Francesco is a late Medieval church in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy, dedicated to St … [..]

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Cattedrale di Pisa Full review
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Truly Amazing : So very beautiful. We had so much to see we weren't sure we were going to make it to Pisa. Thank goodness we did. In awe of the beautiful architecture. What a piece of history. Like so much of Italy you are really amazed that you are standing there . We are currently planning our next visit and will come back here for sure.
Pisa Cathedral is a medieval Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Ma… [..]

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Pisa Baptistery of St. John Full review
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Loved or tour to the Pisa Baptistery: One of the sacred locations during our tour, Pisa Baptistery is Roman Catholic ecclesiastical building in Pisa. Extravagant ornated interiors with massive domes have never been restored, but well preserved. Pisa Baptistery was a part of our tour itinerary and worth the visit. The location has a Very interesting history too.
The Pisa Baptistery of St. John is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical building in Pisa, Italy. Constr… [..]

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Leaning Tower of Pisa Full review
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Great Place : Pisa is a cute town to walk in and it's highlight is definitely the leaning tower. This world famous building is next to another nice building so you can take lots of beautiful and also funny pictures with and around the tower. The tower itself is a simple yet unique monument that you should visit once in a lifetime.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa or simply the Tower of Pisa is the campanile, or freestanding bell towe… [..]

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Centro italiano dei rapaci San Galgano Full review
The Abbey of Saint Galgano was a Cistercian Monastery found in the valley of the river Merse betwee… [..]

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Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori Full review
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History and Art: Museo civico Giovanni Fattori houses a very rich collection of artifacts and paintings from all the back to the 10th century. Its prize possession are paintings by Giovanni Fattori and Crucifixion by Neri di Bicci . The Crucifixion especially a sight to behold.

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Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore Full review
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Scenic Surroundings and Captivating Frescos: This beautiful abbey is set up in the hills in picturesque surroundings. The drive up the abbey is full of beautiful vistas and a walk through the cool pine forest. The frescos on the inside are magnificent. The place has a tranquil vibe. The monks are very friendly. There is also a restaurant here for those feeling an urge to eat something.
The Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore is a large Benedictine monastery in the Italian region of Tusca… [..]

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Chiesa di San Domenico Full review
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History: Chiesa di San Domenico is a fabulous church. The church still holds regular service to this day. It houses the tomb of the anti-Mafia opponent Falcone . The Vuccuria market which is also nearby is a fantastic place to visit.

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Museo Diocesano Full review
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History, Nature and Art: Museo Diocesano has a wide variety of riches for you. It houses a wide variety of cultural pieces and paintings. The prized possession of the museum is the vara of patron saint of Catania S.Agata. The museum also has a terrace that provides a breathtaking view of the Piazza Duomo.

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Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca e città di Cortona Full review
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Reasonably Good : Almost a relic itself, this stately little museum holds extraordinary Etruscan treasures. The old-school layout heightens the sense of entering a museum from a 1940s movie, but it provides a thorough -- if slightly kind scattershot -- introduction to a wide array of artifacts from Etruscan world.

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Chiesa di Santa Maria Full review
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Lovely Place : I went there to see the Compianto sul Cristo Morto, a group of terracotta statues known for its expressivity. They are really wonderful, and the visit to this church is worth it. They charge 4/2 euros for adults/students. Highly recommended.

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Chiusi Full review
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Charming town: Chiusi is a wonderful town in Siena. While not much to look at, we did enjoy our time here. It had a great many tourists spots, the hotel was nice, the food excellent and the people charming. A place for the kids and Mrs.
Chiusi is a town and comune in province of Siena, Tuscany, Italy. [..]

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Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art Full review
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Not So Bad : This museum is composed of two floors at the back of the city's main church and has several sacred works with an aggravation of not having labels identifying authors, date and place of creation. Even so it is worth knowing the place. I recommend.

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Piazza dei Priori Full review
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Exciting Place : This Piazza has always been at the center of town life and was originally known as the Bishop's Prato or civic area from which the bishop ruled the citizens. As the town gathered its own identity a commune of townspeople gradually took over the bishop's role and the first of the grand houses and palaces that line the square began to be erected.

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Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta Full review
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Volterra Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Volterra, Italy, dedicated to the Assumption o… [..]

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Guarnacci Etrurian Museum Full review
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Enjoyed A Lot : This was a kind of weird museum. I enjoyed it, but at some point it stopped being interesting to see Etruscan funerary urns. That's primarily what's in this museum. Worth seeing as a part of the family pass or if you've got a large interest in Etruscan funerary urns, that's about it.

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Palazzo Guinigi Full review
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Very Interesting : This was an excellent apartment we rented for 3 nights in central historical Lucca. Kitchen well equipped with everything you need to make meals. Room for 2 couples two full BRs and baths with closets & hangers. Great restaurants & shopping.

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Torre Guinigi Full review
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Just Amazing : Amazing views and incredible experience. Not for the feint of heart as the trek requires ascending multiple staircases with a few of them tight. Once on top though you are treated to magical views of the city with impossible trees growing out of the roof. Just 4€, may be the best value in town.
The Torre Guinigi is the most important tower of Lucca, Tuscany, central Italy. It is a typical exa… [..]

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Piazza San Giovanni Full review
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View for the ages: The Piazza San Giovanni is not a large place, but it you can take some very nice pictures of Duomo and the Cupola. Visiting the top of the dome was really a wondrous experience, the fresh air and the view was awesome.

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Chiesa di San Michele in Foro Full review
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History and Architecture : Chiesa di San Michele in Foro is a church whose beauty rivals another Roman-Catholic architecture. Its design is impressive. It is built on a stone foundation and the whole church has a border of marble. The exterior exlemifies beauty and the interior is not too shabby either.
San Michele in Foro is a Roman Catholic basilica church in Lucca, Tuscany, central Italy, built ove… [..]

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Puccini Museum - Casa Natale Full review
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History and Classical Music: The house of Puccini holds many untold secrets. The whole museum paints an interesting picture of the composers life, complete with perfectly preserved handwritten notes, costumes, and artifacts. Best of all the museum holds musical scores with Puccini's personal notes.

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Piazza dell’Anfiteatro Full review
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An iconical landmark in the city square: In the heart of the Roman Town, you'll find this amphitheatre. There are plenty of touristy restaurants and souvenir shops all around. A ring shape enclosed Piazza, where you can click tons of pictures near this iconic historical landmark and sip a good cup of coffee when you are tired.
Piazza dell'Anfiteatro is a public square in the northeast quadrant of walled center of Lucca, regi… [..]

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Mura di Lucca Full review
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Wonders of the Medieval Italy: If I would have to recommend you only one-thing-to-do in Lucca, it shall be to walk or bicycle around the complete circuits of the walls. You simply cannot miss this place. It gives spectacular views of the red-tiles rooftops, magnificent gardens, medieval towers, and the 20th century nouveau villas. The place has a strange ambience that makes everyone who visits it fall in love with it.

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Contrada della Selva Full review
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Nice Experience : We were just enjoying the winding lanes of Siena the Saturday before Easter and came to Piazzetta della Selva, People were entering the very small Chiesa and a very welcoming hostess was standing at the entrance. Great place to visit.

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Battistero Di San Giovanni Full review
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Very Interesting : The Baptistry of St. John is located to the back of the cathedral and your admission ticket to the cathedral also includes admission to the baptistery. Inside you will find some amazing religious art from artists such as Donatello and Jacopo della Quercia among others. It isn't a large building so visiting it will only take a couple of moments of your time.
The Battistero di San Giovanni is a religious building in Siena, Italy. It is located in the squar… [..]

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Tower of Mangia Full review
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History and fun: The tower of Mangia is a sight to behold. I was amazed to learn that the tower was built somewhere around 1338 and is still standing to this day and is almost perfect preserved. It stands in the Piazza del Campo and is a highly fun place for the family.
The Torre del Mangia is a tower in Siena, in the Tuscany region of Italy. Built in 1338-1348, it is… [..]

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Santa Caterina Full review
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Out of this World : One of the most romantic places we have ever been to. Truly special, we were there for a special occasion and they were so kind to us and gave us an upgrade to a wonderful room. The hotel is stunning and the beach club is fabulous, so so much fun, everyone with a smile on their face.

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Settignano Full review
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Favorite Tour : We have visited Italy at least 40 times the last 35 years, mostly staying in rented apartments in the larger Florence area or Liguria. This time we stayed for 2 months off season in our favourite area and what has become our favourit place abroad: Claudia´s wonderful estate overlooking Florence in the most spectacular way.
Settignano is a picturesque frazione ranged on a hillside northeast of Florence, Italy, with specta… [..]

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Biblioteca della Fondazione Herbert P. Horne Full review
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Great Place : The collection is located in a beautiful palazzo close to the Arno River. We were the only two people there at the time and we were "stalked" during our entire visit. We were given a paper guide which was supposed to tell you about the artifacts but it was impossible to figure out the layout.

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Santa Maria dei Ricci church Full review
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Pleasant Place : Beautiful church, with a delightful Chichi Pipe Organ. Every evening an Organ concert is performed, the acoustics are amazing....if you are a fan of Organ music, you must to come and listen this Organ, the quality is great and features a row of pipes protruding horizontally from the case like a row of trumpets....the sound that emanates from them is outrageous.

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Il cotto Full review
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Beautiful Place : It is the third time that we go to this place, the location respects the family tradition, well-kept and well-renovated environment. I and the guests had the feeling of being at home. The course clearly of the Modenese tradition, well made and well implanted.

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Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele Full review
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Exciting Place : An ancient and beautiful church. Not one of the richest or most luxurious in Florence, but still stunning and there is no need to wait in line to enter. It's worth a quick stop if only to cool off a bit of the heat outside.

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La Villa Medicea a Fiesole Full review
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Really Amazing : If you go to Fiesole, do what the local Tourist Info suggested to do: take the Via Vecchia Fiesolana down to the San Domenico Convent where you can take the Bus 7 back to Firenze. It is the original street that connected the city and the villas the mightly families built in Fiesole.
The Villa Medici is a patrician villa in Fiesole, Tuscany, Italy, the fourth oldest of the villas b… [..]

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Cappelle Medicee Full review
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Just Outstanding : Mind that the main part is upstairs. This museum includes the tombs of Lorenzo the Magnificent and his brother, who was murdered in the famous dome of Florence, as well as those of two more relatives. All tombs are embellished by Michelangelo statues.
The Medici Chapels are two structures at the Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy, dating from… [..]

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Villa de Castello Full review
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Decent Place : The Castello villa, owned by Lorenzo D 'Medici known as Il Popolano since 1477, was the favorite residence of Cosimo I who went there to rest away from the complex events of Florentine life. Absolutely deserves to take a walk to discover the garden.

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Museo Civico Archeologico Full review
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Stunning artifacts especially the Egyptian collections: As soon as you enter this beautiful museum, you are in for a treat. This museum is a feast for art aficionados and history buffs alike. From Egyptian, Roman and Greek artefacts to the collection of Prehistoric and Numismatic art objects, the collection here is fascinating. Do not miss the Egyptian Section and the Stelae of Pharoah Horemheb there. The museum is a must visit.

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Museo Bandini Full review
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Fantastic Place : In Fiesole, parked in the area of ​​Via degli Artigiani, it is free and convenient; then walk to the city and do not miss the visit to this museum, which has a picture gallery of the first order for painting from 3 to 400 and a beautiful series of glazed terracotta sculptures, mostly from the Robbiana school.

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Cappelle Medicee Full review
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Very Informative : Cappelle Medicee is a must-go-to location in Firenze. Famous statues by Michelangelo are located in the Chapel. The organization of the chapel makes it easy to follow through and read the historical information. The tour guides/staff are also very helpful, knowledgeable, and informed about the chapel and its history. You must go to this location when in Florence! Especially if you like history!
The Medici Chapels are two structures at the Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy, dating from… [..]

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Parco e giardino della Villa medicea di Castello Full review
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Nice Place : It is a beatifull garden, it was a bit neglected. But still its beauty is still aparent in many facets. UNESCO took it as world heritage-hope it will improve the situation soon. We visited the garden 20 years ago in the spring and the garden was beatifull and very well maintained.So i was disappointed a bit.
The Villa di Castello, in the hills near Florence, Tuscany, central Italy, was the country residenc… [..]

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Old Bridge Full review
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A Must Visit : The Ponte Vecchio is one of the most famous bridges in Italy, if not the world, it houses numerous jewelry shops on both sides of the bridge, the jewelry is amazing, if you can imagine it, you can find it on the Ponte Vecchio!
The Ponte Vecchio is a medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, i… [..]

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Duomo Full review
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Truly Beautiful : The architecture is stunning and it is a great Central location to meet people at (though lots of groups have the same idea!). Be wary of anyone outside it looking to give you bird feed for the pigeons or offering to take your photo. If you wish to feed the birds bring your own.

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San Francesco Monastery Full review
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Cool Experience : Very cool monastery with attached museum of Chinese and Egyptian artifacts, including a mummy. Easy to get to Fiesole by bus, walking is without good sidewalks. Biking is a challenge. final walk in Fiesole is uphill. Great views of Florence too. Fiesole is a day trip and a good one.
The Monastery of St. Francis is a Franciscan monastery located in the western, historic center of F… [..]

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Laurentian Medici Library Full review
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Nice Place : It is situated in the 15th century Canons' Cloister. It was built under the patronage of the Medici Pope Clement VII to emphasize the eruditeness of the Medici. It contains the manuscripts and books belonging to their private library. Great place!
The Laurentian Library is a historic library in Florence, Italy, containing more than 11,000 manus… [..]

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The Museum of Manufacture of Semi-precious Stones Full review
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Nice Place : This is a small museum off the typically beaten tourist path but well worth it. The fee is only 4 euros and you can go through in less than two hours. The translation of an image into mosaic is astounding. Please make this a must see. Upstairs is a room with the benches, tools, and fabulous 'pietre dure' used to create the pieces.
The Opificio delle pietre dure, literally meaning Workshop of semi-precious stones, is a public ins… [..]

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Villa Gamberaia Full review
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History.: Villa Gamberaia is a villa that houses not only a small collection of art and paintings, but also boost a very beautiful terraced garden. The design of the villa is an impressive study in to the architecture of the Romans. A place worth visiting.
Villa Gamberaia is a seventeenth-century villa near Settignano, outside Florence, Tuscany, Italy. I… [..]

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Certosa del Galluzzo - Monaci Cistercensi Full review
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A Must See : Amazing experience of Art and Architecture under 1 roof with well kept monastery and guide to see best rooms with huge interiors and high ceiling. It is definitely worth passing by as a trip via Sienna or Florence. Highly recommended.

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La SS. Annunziata di Firenze Full review
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Nice Church : Must see church in Florence, the decoration is sumptuous late baroque filled with gold and marble, while the building is rennaisance and gothic, please be respectful of the mass which happens almost all the time. The pews face the door and a sacred painting believed to be painted by an Angel. Dare I say more interesting than the duomo.

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Museo Bardini Full review
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Memorable Tour : You will be surprised by this museum, which would be a serious attraction in any city without the Uffizi, Pitti, Accademia, and Bargello. Palazzo Mozzi has a few spectacular rooms and you will be at ease without the crowds of the above-mentioned museums.

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Museum of History and Science Full review
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Truly Amazing : This was truly amazing! I love science, but I think that no one should miss this. The museum allows you to see how technology advanced over history. It is truly impressive. Looking at these instruments makes you think a lot of how they work, which is something that doesn't happen with today's technology.
Museo Galileo, the former Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza is located in Florence, Italy, … [..]

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Basilica of Santa Maria Novella Full review
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Brilliant Place : This Basilica it's just beautiful! Don't expect to have as many things as in St Peters Basilica, this one is much lighter in details, the marvelous painted crystals are amazing, additionally all the history behind it's just very interesting, I totally recommend you to at least pay for the audioguide, it's around 5€ and they are worth it.

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Officina Profumo - Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella Full review
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Simply Amazing : Gorgeous perfumery! Although I did not purchase any products the customer service was excellent! The staff here was so friendly, you could ask to sample everything and they will serve with a smile. (PS- this is exclusive cologne, you wont find it anywhere else).

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Basilica di San Lorenzo Full review
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Simply Amazing : This campus has a museum, a treasure collection, a church, an extensive library, and gardens. There are separate tickets for each of these and they close in the afternoon around 4 pm. Not too much rush but the church is great. Has a lot of precious art.

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Villa Medicea La Petraia Full review
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Breathtaking views, great history and extravagant architecture: Located in Tuscany, this beautiful Royal suburban Villa was a fascinating visit. The extravagant architecture of the villa, breathtaking gardens and great history, this was indeed one of the best experiences of our trip. The scenic hillside view from the villa gives you a glimpse of the beautiful town, Florence.
Villa La Petraia is one of the Medici villas in Castello, near Florence, Tuscany, central Italy. It… [..]

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Palatine Gallery Full review
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Lovely Experience : An overwhelming amount of art crammed into the place, despite the rather unassuming exterior. Admission was free for everyone the day we visited so it was crowded but we had a timed entry so avoided the long lines. Highly recommended!

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Bargello National Museum Full review
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Wonderful Place : If the queues at the Academia or the Duomo are off-putting, try this lovely museum. Three floors of mixed statuary, textiles, ceramics and smaller items created around a central courtyard will keep you occupied for a good few hours. It seems to be overlooked by most of the tours and I highly recommend a visit. Not expensive but there a number of steps to climb..
The Bargello, also known as the Palazzo del Bargello, Museo Nazionale del Bargello, or Palazzo del … [..]

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The Boboli Gardens Full review
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Delight To Watch : Absolutely Beautiful. Every attraction in Florence is flooded with tourists, except for this one. We pretty much had it to ourselves and it was so peaceful. Go up all the stairs to find the garden at the top. If you do you'll get a great view of Florence rooftops.
The Boboli Gardens is a park in Florence, Italy, that is home to a collection of sculptures dating… [..]

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Palazzo del Popolo (San Gimignano) Full review
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Worth A Visit : Breathtaking spot. The size and grandeur of the duomo kept us in piazza for an hour or longer. We took the tour all the way to the top of the roof too. Incredible to see how the roof of the duomo was constructed. The view from the roof was spectacular.

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Museum Civico e Diocesano Full review
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A beautiful museum of Montalcino: Interesting, especially for the connoisseurs of religious history. By purchasing the ticket for the museum you can save by purchasing the entry for the fortress together. A very interesting structure is worth a visit. If you are in that area, you must not miss this place.

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Collegiata dei Santi Quirico e Giulitta Full review
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History and Architecture: Collegiata dei Santi Quirico e Giulitta is a catholic church of worship that is still used to this day and is thus perfectly preserved. The architecture and design of the church incorporates elements from the 12th century. The church is rich in history and tells a fascinating tale.

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Palazzo Piccolomini Full review
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Time Well Spent : Beautiful cloister. I did not visit the palace but I found very interesting the photo exhibition on the various films that were filmed in this palace and around Pienza from Juliet and Romeo of Zeffirelli to the gladiator until the recent fiction on the Medici.
Palazzo Piccolomini is a palace in Pienza, Italy.

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Chiesa di San Biagio Full review
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History and Religion: Chiesa di San Biagio is a church just outside Montepulciano. Not a lot of tourist come here and so the atmosphere here is peaceful. The church itself is rather plain looking, but the insides do hold one or two treasures.
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Piazza Grande Full review
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Beautiful Square: A typical medieval square with a mixture of buildings exuding the brilliance of the yesteryears, Piazza Grander makes the central and the most beautiful part of the city. The Piazza was also featured in the movie, "La Vita e Bella". Grande is a fantastic place for taking photos and shopping.

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Fortezza di Montalcino Full review
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Wonderful Experience : Excellent place and fantastic staff. We had the pleasure to meet with Sergio who did a really great job showing us some of the absolute best wines in the region. Really big thanks and we will for sure return! Recommended.

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Piazza Grande Full review
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Exciting Experience : Lovely to walk around and spend a few hours relaxing eating in some of the restaurants scattered around the Piazza..good place to watch the world go by in a beautiful setting. Head there if you are lucky enough to be there for one of the citys festivals to watch brilliant entertainment.

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Pistoia Cathedral Full review
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Historical Place : The façade with portico, entirely covered in white and green marbles, and dominated by the motif of overlapping loggias, is clearly attributable to Pisan-Lucchese influences. On its left is the imposing bell tower, erected on the base of a Longobard watchtower and renovated by Giovanni Pisano in 1301, while isolated on the square in front stands the sumptuous Baptistery, designed by Andrea Pisano…
Pistoia Cathedral is the main religious building of Pistoia, Tuscany, central Italy, located in th… [..]

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Parrocchia San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno Full review
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History and Religion: Parrocchia San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno is fine example of Tuscan Romanesque church architecture. The church wasn't as brilliantly restored as I was hoping but the outside was magnificent and the insides did hold a lot of history. All in all a peaceful visit, worth repeating.
San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno is a Roman Catholic church in Pisa, region of Tuscany, Italy. It is a pre-… [..]

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Campo Santo Full review
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Unusual place: This is a cementary - one of a kind and still in use. Very easy entrance without any queues. There are no crowds inside, it is the calmest of all monuments on Piazza del Duomo in Pisa. Inside you can sit on one of many benches and rest a little, hiding from the sun and heat outside.
The Campo Santo, also known as Camposanto Monumentale or Camposanto Vecchio , is a historical edif… [..]

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Museo dell'Opera del Duomo Full review
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Exciting Place : Absolutely wonderful museum. Both its structure and the art it contains are exquisite. You can find all the informations about cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the famous Brunelleschi Dome. Plus on the upper floor you'll find a terrace from where you'll feel you can almost touch the dome.
The Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence, Italy is a museum containing many of the original work… [..]

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Museo Nazionale di San Matteo Full review
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Brilliant Place : Fantastic collection of medieval artwork and no crowds. We were able to walk right in and take our time without lots of jostling for position to see the most famous pieces. A welcome break from the Rome and Florence museum experience.
The National Museum of San Matteo in Pisa displays works from historic ecclesiastical buildings in… [..]

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Santa Maria della Spina Full review
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Little church by the canal: Santa Maria della Spina is a very small church at the edge of Pisa. The canal beside it was really wonderful and gave it a very regale appeal. The insides of the church were just as brilliant as the outside. It was full of history.
Santa Maria della Spina is a small church in the Italian city of Pisa. The church, erected around 1… [..]

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Pisa Charterhouse Full review
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Exciting Place : A splendid religious building that currently houses the Museum of Natural Sciences of the University of Pisa, with collections dating back to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries supplemented by more recent acquisitions. The spaces of common life of the friars, embellished with frescoes and baroque stuccoes, can also be visited.
Pisa Charterhouse, also known as Calci Charterhouse , is a former Carthusian monastery, or charterh… [..]

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Villa Medicea Full review
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Old charm: Villa medicea di Poggio a Caiano has a very modern design. The outside of the rooms have an explanation cards ( be sure to read them). The villa was starting to show some signs of aging but the decorative style was brilliant.

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Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi Full review
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Picturesque View.: Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi offers a stunning hill- top view of the city below. The climb is a little tiring (be sure to take a bottle of water), but reaching the top is well worth it. The Piazza is also a brilliant lesson in history.

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National Park of Monte San Michel Full review
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Fantastic Place : Free for kids, €10 for adults, the visit is amazing. Unbelievable and really interesting for kids too. If you have time please take a guide. The views are terrific and when you think they started the construction in the 10th century you will be amazed

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Vertine Full review
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A little Jewel in Italy: The 1000-year of history with amazing walled hilltop setting and a few residents, Vertine makes a perfect destination for a wonderful day out. Must take a walk to soak up the tranquil vibe of the medieval village and its well-maintained church.

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Parco Naturale Cavriglia Full review
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Nice PLace To Visit : A quiet park which used to be a zoo but closed due to bankruptcy. Of all the animals just keeps the bison and some stray llamas (which may further support the province). Camping in the countryside very quiet and isolated 20 km from Siena is a 10.

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Pieve di San Leolino Full review
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Serene and Beautiful: The last sunday went to this church with my family. This ancient church stands on a high point from where we saw very beautiful natural views. We prayed for the whole church after praying. This church was beautiful and quaint place of worship, i think everyone should go here once because its really peaceful place.
The pieve of San Leolino is a catholic place of worship near Panzano in Chianti , Greve in Chianti… [..]

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Volpaia Full review
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Excellent Experience : The drive from Radda up to the quiet medieval hamlet of Volpaia is quite steep and windy, but it is very picturesque and worth the short detour. There is a large car park behind the restaurant. take a stroll round the streets (it won't take long) & enjoy the views of the beautiful countryside.
The winery that produces the wine Chianti Classico operates within the walls of the Castello di Vol… [..]

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Badia a Coltibuono Full review
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Highly Recommended : The garden and wine tour starts promptly. Informative tour around the 1000 year old Monastery, now privately owned. The underground cellars house the barrels for maturing. The restaurant is a pleasant Indoor/outdoor setup. Complimentary bubbles on arrival. Can't-miss this place.

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Sacred Art Museum Full review
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Time Well Spent : The museum has a nice collection of art dating back to the beginning of Portuguese settlement of Madeira. The objects are arranged in a logical and easy to follow fashion. The venue is nice and goes well with the art works on exhibit. The museum is also next to the Jesuit church in Funchal, which is also worth a visit.

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