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[{"address":"San Marco Museum","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":43.77824656521707,"longitude":11.259075299999974},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Artistic Treasures Unveiled: San Marco Museum**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F310531338_514890917147082_7580369988107081500_n.jpg?alt=media&token=b626e5dc-913b-43a0-9848-1b6c18d337c0"},{"type":"text","content":"Hello and welcome to the beautiful San Marco Museum! Did you know that this stunning building was once a Renaissance convent, home to the Dominican monks?\n\nAs Michelangelo once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**“Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.”**"},{"type":"text","content":"And let me tell you, this museum is the epitome of beauty! As we stand here at San Marco Museum, take a moment to appreciate the stunning architecture and artwork that surrounds us."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F117341463_154526846265400_2112681895306258493_n.jpg?alt=media&token=8ff1636f-bafd-413b-bf21-090b8fb45d8a"},{"type":"text","content":"One unique aspect of this museum is the preservation of Fra Angelico's original frescoes, which are a masterpiece of Renaissance art. The subtle details and vibrant colors will leave you in awe.\n\nBut there's more to discover beyond the beautiful artwork. As we move to the next area of the museum, keep your eyes peeled for the gorgeous cloister garden, a hidden gem tucked away in the heart of Florence.\n\nAs a local guide, I have explored this museum many times and each time I discover something new. I would highly encourage you to take your time, wander around and appreciate all the beauty the museum has to offer.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F312992418_436162305328648_5024051038119952057_n.jpg?alt=media&token=c08131ed-5d04-4dd9-b056-e3dabdcbc313"},{"type":"text","content":"When you're ready, let's move on to the next stop on our tour. Don't forget to take some stunning photographs to remember this moment."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nThursday8:15 am–1:20 pm\nFriday8:15 am–1:20 pm\nSaturday8:15 am–4:50 pmSunday8:15 am–4:50 pm\nMonday8:15 am–1:20 pm\nTuesday8:15 am–1:20 pm\nWednesday8:15 am–1:20 pm\n\nREDUCED TICKETS\nReduced prices and free tickets.\nReduced tickets: for European Union citizens aged between 18 and 25 years, Teachers of Public Institutions in the EU (Vatican City, Monaco , Switzerland, Luxembourg , Republic of San Marino, Lichtenstein).\nFree tickets: for non EU citizens under 18, EU citizens under 18, You will be asked to show your ID card at the entrance for reduced and free tickets.\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museo_Nazionale_di_San_Marco"}]},{"address":"Basilica di San Lorenzo","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":43.77494836521536,"longitude":11.253913649999996},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Timeless Beauty: San Lorenzo Basilica**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F304874371_391372186308507_1836579514203322980_n.jpg?alt=media&token=93528f52-2af1-41af-b796-71c469b8261c"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the Basilica di San Lorenzo, one of the most important churches in Florence. Did you know that it was once the parish church of the powerful Medici family who ruled Florence for centuries? As you stand here, you are standing in the footsteps of history.\n\nAs Leonardo da Vinci once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And that's exactly what you'll find here at the Basilica di San Lorenzo. This humble church embodies the simplicity and elegance that the Renaissance is famous for."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F304939815_1137493093792443_8087053501574109850_n.jpg?alt=media&token=e0073443-6289-483e-b699-cf0dc6881033"},{"type":"text","content":"But don't let that fool you, there's a lot of interesting history to uncover here. For instance, did you know that this church was designed by the famous architect Brunelleschi, who also designed the iconic dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore? It took him over 20 years to complete this masterpiece, but the result was worth every moment.\n\nOne of my personal favourite facts about this church is that Michelangelo was also involved in its construction. He designed the library, and even sculpted the tombs of two of the Medici popes that are located here. His fingerprints are all over this church, and you're about to discover them for yourself.\n\nAs you look around, take a moment to appreciate the intricate details of the facade. Walk inside and let the peaceful atmosphere wash over you as you bask in the art and beauty of the interior. Take a moment to see the flamboyant altar of the Sacrament and the painted ceilings of the main chapel. It's truly a sight to behold.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F304971712_1048576619182374_1715139472600181707_n.jpg?alt=media&token=505c4ae7-4c8b-486b-9f7b-e17da44741e1"},{"type":"text","content":"Are you ready to move on? Take your time and explore all that this stop has to offer. When you're ready, let's head on to the next stop on our journey through Florence."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours;\nThursday 10 am–5 pm\nFriday 10 am–5 pm\nSaturday 10 am–5 pm\nSunday Closed\nMonday 10 am–5 pm\nTuesday 10 am–5 pm\nWednesday 10 am–5 pm\n\nFree entry\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Lorenzo,_Florence "}]},{"address":"Opera del Duomo Museum","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":43.77288711521423,"longitude":11.25780735000002},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Majestic Cathedral Treasures: Opera del Duomo**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F7.jpg?alt=media&token=8cf990e8-9968-4b84-99b8-ba79a9fb9f9d"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the Opera del Duomo Museum! I bet you didn't know that this museum holds some of the most beautiful creations in Florence. From Michelangelo's Pieta, to the original Baptistry doors by Ghiberti, this museum is a haven of beauty.\n\nAs a city guide, I have been visiting this museum since I was a schoolgirl, and every time I come, I discover something new. One interesting fact about the museum is that it was the first museum in Florence to be created for the public, and it has been in operation since the 19th century.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F77.jpg?alt=media&token=ea83097d-b7c4-42c0-9c55-dd8a3a50b24c"},{"type":"text","content":"The famous poet, Gabriele D'Annunzio, once said,"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"The Opera del Duomo Museum is the archive of art, history, and faith of the city of Florence.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"This quote accurately captures what visitors can expect from the museum. As you look around, you will see not just paintings and sculptures, but also historic religious artifacts like crosses, chalices, and miters.\n\nOne of my favorite pieces in the museum is a tapestry by Giorgio Vasari, a famous Renaissance artist. The tapestry depicts the Crucifixion of Christ and highlights the beauty of Vasari's artistic skill.\n\nI would encourage everyone to take their time and absorb all the museum has to offer. As you wander through the galleries, feel free to ask me any questions or share your thoughts on what you discover. Also, remember that as a local guide, I may have some insider knowledge or tidbits of information that you would not be able to find online.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F777.jpg?alt=media&token=925bc308-bef5-4b5c-8f1a-20378d420a00"},{"type":"text","content":"Okay, if you are done here, let's move on to the next stop!"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nThursday9 am–7:45 pm\nFriday9 am–7:45 pm\nSaturday9 am–7:45 pm\nSunday9 am–7:45 pm\nMonday9 am–7:45 pm\nTuesday9 am–7:45 pm\nWednesday9 am–7:45 pm\n\nFree entry\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Official website","content":"https://duomo.firenze.it/en/discover/opera-duomo-museum"}]},{"address":"Piazza dei Ciompi","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":43.77106231521327,"longitude":11.265090099999998},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Charming Flea Market Square: Piazza dei Ciompi**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F4.jpg?alt=media&token=71db17aa-112a-4802-95e5-17cb072785b7"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Piazza dei Ciompi, an exceptional stop on our tour of Florence's hidden gems and highlights. As Emmi, your local tour guide, I am thrilled to take you on a journey through history and culture in this charming city.\n\nDid you know that Piazza dei Ciompi is named after a famous uprising by the wool carders in 1378? It's true! They protested against the high cost of wool and were successful in lowering the prices in Florence. This piazza is named after the carders, known as 'Ciompi' in Italian, in remembrance of their rebellious spirit.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F44.jpg?alt=media&token=3b84e649-1bed-49d9-ab7d-aab56a0114a4"},{"type":"text","content":"This piazza is also home to a unique and colourful flea market that is only open on certain days of the week. As one of the most affordable markets in Florence, it is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. I love to shop for unique finds and souvenirs here!\n\nIn front of us, you will see the stunning Loggia del Pesce, where the Florentine fish market was located in the 16th century. The architecture of the loggia is simply breathtaking, with intricate details and creative designs that capture the essence of the Renaissance.\n\nAs Michelangelo once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"In this piazza, you can see the art and creativity of the Florentine people come to life in the form of beautiful sculptures and unique architecture."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F444.jpg?alt=media&token=76e136d4-c765-4583-8c51-806fd3532c13"},{"type":"text","content":"Before you move on to the next stop, take a minute to look around and immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Piazza dei Ciompi. Perhaps you'll find a hidden gem at the flea market or discover something new about Florentine culture. When you're ready, we'll continue on our exciting journey through Florence's hidden gems and highlights."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours\nThursday Open 24 hours\nFriday Open 24 hours\nSaturday Open 24 hours\nSunday Open 24 hours\nMonday Open 24 hours\nTuesday Open 24 hours\nWednesday Open 24 hour\n\nFree entry\n\n"}]},{"address":"Church and Museum of Orsanmichele","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":43.77062991521305,"longitude":11.25469855000003},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Sacred Art Sanctuary: Orsanmichele**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F6.jpg?alt=media&token=d30f7f90-29cf-43b8-886f-94a83f6bb5fc"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, one of the hidden gems of Florence. As you stand before me, you may be wondering what makes this place so special compared to other landmarks in Florence. Well, I'm here to tell you that this stop is unique because it's not just a church but also a museum filled with Renaissance art.\n\nAs Michelangelo once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"True art is made noble and religious by the mind producing it.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And that's exactly what you're going to see inside. The museum houses sculptures by famous artists such as Donatello, Verrocchio and Giambologna whilst the church is home to beautiful frescoes and dazzling mosaics."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F66.jpg?alt=media&token=5b9faa67-d288-4920-a3ff-8ce7195a5055"},{"type":"text","content":"Take a few moments to look around and truly appreciate the intricate details in each piece of art. As you walk through the museum, you'll notice the sculptures in the niches of the exterior facade. Not many people know that each niche was sponsored by a different guild in Florence, making them a symbol of the city's economic power.\n\nAs a local guide, I have a personal story to share with you about this church. Back in the 14th century, this building was a grain market that also served as a chapel. You see, the Florentines of that time were deeply religious, and it wasn't uncommon for them to pray for a good crop yield. However, as time passed, the market was transformed into a church to honor the miraculous statue of Our Lady of the Assumption.\n\nSo, whether you're an art enthusiast or just looking for a quiet escape from the bustling city, the Church and Museum of Orsanmichele is the perfect spot in Florence for you.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F666.jpg?alt=media&token=d58e1f08-4079-4e49-abad-132b13d8a709"},{"type":"text","content":"Now that you've had some time to marvel at the art and learn about its history, feel free to continue on with the tour. You won't regret it, as there are many hidden gems in Florence that only a local can show you."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nThursday Closed\nFriday Closed\nSaturday 10 am–12:30 pm\nSunday Closed\nMonday 10 am–5 pm\nTuesday Closed\nWednesday Closed\n\nFree entry\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orsanmichele"}]},{"address":"Perseus with the head of Medusa","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":43.76934871521239,"longitude":11.255316100000007},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Heroic Masterpiece: Perseus Sculpture**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F5.jpg?alt=media&token=4b57cb76-59f1-4024-b3f4-60d87be04d8f"},{"type":"text","content":"As we arrive at this magnificent statue, I want you to take a moment to think about the story behind this piece of art. Did you know that Perseus with the head of Medusa is one of the most famous artworks in Florence? This stunning statue was created by the Italian sculptor Benvenuto Cellini and represents the mythical Greek hero holding Medusa's head as she is slain.\n\nAs a famous quote goes,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"The beauty of art is the value it holds.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"This quote truly holds meaning when it comes to this piece of art. The delicate balance of the statue and the intricate details will leave you in awe."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F55.jpg?alt=media&token=56917d4b-f2d4-4fea-b408-5b2445d4cce0"},{"type":"text","content":"But let me tell you a little secret about this stop – not many visitors to Florence know that this statue was actually inspired by a personal tragedy in Cellini’s life. His life's work was sculpting, and after his wife’s death, he saw himself as Perseus bravely slaying Medusa, symbolically overcoming his grief. It’s personal experiences like this that make this stop so much more special.\n\nSo take your time to explore the statue, examine its details, and appreciate the hidden emotion behind it. This statue is not to be missed on our walking tour of Florence.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F555.jpg?alt=media&token=20ffdcbe-6b6c-4b9d-ac9e-a2029db228d8"},{"type":"text","content":"And as always, if you have any questions or want to know more about Florence, don't hesitate to ask. I want to make sure your visit here is memorable. And when you've had your fill, let's move on to our next hidden gem."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nThursday Open 24 hours\nFriday Open 24 hours\nSaturday Open 24 hours\nSunday Open 24 hours\nMonday Open 24 hours\nTuesday Open 24 hours\nWednesday Open 24 hours\n\nFree entry\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perseus_with_the_Head_of_Medusa "}]},{"address":"Piazza della Signoria","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":43.769587165212485,"longitude":11.25576609999999},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F2.jpg?alt=media&token=6bdd5df7-093f-4e18-9151-bc5bd54bd12a"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Piazza della Signoria, one of the most historic and culturally significant landmarks in Florence! I bet you didn't know that this piazza is considered the heart and political center of the city.\n\nAs famous Italian political thinker, Niccolò Machiavelli once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.”**"},{"type":"text","content":"This square has seen some of the most important political events and decisions in Florence's history, and is home to the famous Palazzo Vecchio, where the Medici family resided."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F22.jpg?alt=media&token=ede33d05-05c0-4600-91e3-4173868a00de"},{"type":"text","content":"In fact, did you know that the statue of David, by Michelangelo, was originally intended to be displayed here in Piazza della Signoria? The statue's grandeur was so intimidating that it was eventually moved to the Accademia Gallery, where it now rests.\n\nAs a local guide, I highly encourage you to explore and interact with the environment here in Piazza della Signoria. Take a closer look at the beautiful sculptures, like the equestrian monument of Cosimo I or the Fountain of Neptune, designed by Bartolomeo Ammannati. Stop to admire the Palazzo Vecchio and its intricate design, or take a break and grab a gelato while people-watching.\n\nThere's so much to see here and it's hard to know where to start, but don't worry, I'm here to show you all the hidden secrets and ins and outs only a local could know. Trust me, there's always something you'll only find out from a guide.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F222.jpg?alt=media&token=d3edb9b2-8cbd-4cb7-942c-2045a0f7b654"},{"type":"text","content":"If you're done here, let's move on to the next stop on our tour of Florence's hidden gems and highlights. Remember to take your time and explore this magical city to its fullest."},{"type":"text","content":"Open hours\nMonday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Tuesday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Wednesday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Thursday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Friday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Saturday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Sunday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM"},{"type":"link","title":"Location","content":"https://goo.gl/maps/GPWtPUdnfULnS5L58"}]},{"address":"Borgo San Jacopo","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":43.76789011521158,"longitude":11.251124399999988},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Culinary Delights at Borgo San Jacopo**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F278653080_312084887727879_6284230814908262478_n.jpg?alt=media&token=c9324d92-e64c-4a96-a48d-cbb1a945af63"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Borgo San Jacopo, one of my favourite stops on this walking tour of Florence. You may not have heard of this tiny street before, but it's a hidden gem that's worth exploring.\n\nAs famous architect Le Corbusier once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Florence is a city full of surprises.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And that's certainly true of Borgo San Jacopo. Did you know that this street used to be the site of a bustling fish market in the 16th century? And that the name \"Jacopo\" comes from Saint James, the patron saint of pilgrims who used to travel through this area on their way to Rome?"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F310863380_185085610720262_1630627436496835741_n.jpg?alt=media&token=eaac0261-7122-438e-b3a8-4e342cd83724"},{"type":"text","content":"But what really makes Borgo San Jacopo unique is its charm. The narrow cobblestone street is lined with colourful buildings, boutique shops, and some of the best restaurants in Florence. I once heard someone describe it as \"a small slice of heaven in the heart of the city.\"\n\nSo take your time to explore this charming street, and be sure to indulge in some of the local cuisine. I highly recommend trying the papardelle al cinghiale (wild boar pasta) at one of the restaurants here. You won't regret it.\n\nAnd if you're looking for an interactive activity, why not try to find the hidden fountain tucked away at the end of this street? It's a beautiful spot that not many visitors know about.\n\nSo enjoy your time here in Borgo San Jacopo, and when you're ready, we'll move on to the next hidden gem on our tour.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F310993687_161312199853393_7872174671903877737_n.jpg?alt=media&token=ebadda72-1212-4d35-9d47-bd791de37bb8"},{"type":"text","content":"If you have any questions or want more suggestions on what to see and do here, feel free to ask me. Enjoy!"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nThursday7–10 pm\nFriday7–10 pm\nSaturday7–10 pm\nSunday7–10 pm\nMondayClosed\nTuesdayClosed\nWednesday7–10 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"Location","content":"https://goo.gl/maps/T8K3jMtZKyZQNkCm9 "}]},{"address":"Piazzale Michelangelo","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":43.76277571520887,"longitude":11.26457119999999},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence, Italy**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F3.jpg?alt=media&token=1537a90b-5993-4eed-a6bb-05ebdafd885e"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to my hometown of Florence, Italy! My name is Emmi and it's my pleasure to be your local tour guide today. Are you ready to explore the hidden gems and highlights of this beautiful city?\n\nDid you know that we're standing in one of the most spectacular spots in Florence? You're in luck because this is one of my favourite places; we're at the Piazzale Michelangelo. Standing in front of us is an impressive bronze replica of Michelangelo's David, but what makes this spot so special is the panoramic view of the city that you have from here. You can see everything from the Arno River to the dramatic skyline of Florence's historic centre. It's really breathtaking!\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK5TUJsHj4LzSzRy51Bf%2F33.jpg?alt=media&token=ba478a47-e8ca-43ab-8793-560b5a72ad1a"},{"type":"text","content":"As the famous poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning once said,"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Open my heart and you will see, written inside, Italy.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"This is one of the best places to see and feel Italy's beauty. From here, you can observe the colours of the rooftops, the warm sunshine on your skin, and breathe in the aromas of the city.\n\nI'll tell you a little-known fact - the Piazzale Michelangelo wasn't always as grand as it is now. In fact, it was just a simple garden designed by the architect Giuseppe Poggi, who wanted to celebrate the glory of Florence's past with this stunning view.\n\nBut don't just stand here and marvel; explore the area! You can see the Romanesque-style church of San Miniato, with its dazzling green and white facade, which is said to be one of the oldest churches in Florence. There's also a quaint garden nearby, 'Giardino delle Rose' which is truly a hidden gem with over 350 different types of roses.\n\nTake your time here to fully immerse yourself in the city's beauty. Walk around, breathe in the fresh Italian air and don't forget to take pictures - trust me the view is splendid from every angle.\n\nThank you for stopping by at the Piazzale Michelangelo. When you're ready, we'll continue on the rest of the tour.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours\nSaturday 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm\nFriday 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm\nThursday 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm\nWednesday 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm\nTuesday 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm\nMonday 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm\nSunday 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"Location","content":"https://goo.gl/maps/cF3MBRQUKis4ncCX9"}]}]
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Emmi Carlsson

Hi, I live to travel and love to show others all the unique places I've visited.

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