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Business travelers can become numb to new cities. In this itinerary I try to make your business trip to Florence feel more like a vacation. During work breaks and before and after lunch, visit the points of interest I suggest to be revitalized and to breathe in the beauty of Florence. Whether you are sitting in a shady piazza or visiting a small church with an Italian masterpiece housed within, you should have both the time and energy to see Florence and get your work done.

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Author: Jennifer


Piccola Italia

Location:

Viale Mazzini, 25r
50136 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 55 24 4140


Day 1 - Florence


Utilize every free moment you have to see Florence. While on breaks from work slip outside and visit the nearest point of interest. I have included three accessible and centrally located points of interest to fill up anytime you have before or during your work schedule on this first day. Orsanmichele has no entrance fees and usually has no lines so you can get in and get out quickly even during a short break. Pizza Independenza is a great place to sit and digest your lunch. There are plenty of park benches, not easy to find in Italy, and lots of shade for sunny days. The piazza at Santo Spirito has outdoor cafés as well as some benches for relaxing. After work head up to Piazzale Michelangelo to get a great view of Florence and stretch your legs after a long day of work. For dinner I suggest the elegant Terrazza Brunelleschi. Before heading back to the hotel enjoy some stylish night-life at Capocaccia and sit along the Arno taking in views of Ponte Vecchio.


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Cenacolo di Santo Spirito Museum

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Piazza Santo Spirito 29
Piazza Santo Spirito
50125 Florence, Italy

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tel: 055-287-043


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Orsanmichele

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Location:

Via Arte della Lana 1
Via de' Calzaiuoli
50122 Florence, Italy

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tel: 055-284-944
fax: +39 055 234 6286
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Piazzale Michelangelo

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Piazzale Michelangelo
50125 Florence, Italy


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Executive

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Location:

VIA CURTATONE 5
50123 Florence, IT

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tel: 39 55 21 7451
fax: 39 55 26 8346
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Terrazza Brunelleschi

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Location:

Piazza Unità Italiana, 6
Grand Hotel Baglioni
50123 Florence, Italy

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tel: 39 55 2 3580
fax: +39 055 2358 8895
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Capocaccia

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Location:

Lungarno Corsini, 12r
50123 Florence, Italy

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tel: 39 55 21 0751 / 39 55 21 0752
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Day 2 - Florence


Start your day off with a reinvigorating workout or swim at Indoor Club. If you have a longer break during your work schedule I suggest you visit the Boboli Gardens. These expansive formal gardens were used by the Medici to unwind. If you have a few minutes to spare during the day go to visit the Cenacolo di Sant’Apollonia. Piazza D’Azeglio is a quiet, shady oasis in the historic center. Eating alone in Italy is cause for alarm generally and can make solo travelers feel a little uncomfortable. Danny Rock is a great place to go to avoid feeling alone. After dinner go the Fusion Bar to unwind. This sophisticated bar is not populated by tourists on vacation but instead by other business travelers and locals.


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Indoor Club

Location:

Via Bardazzi, 15
50127 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 55 43 0275


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Giardino di Boboli

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Location:

Piazza Pitti, 1
50125 Florence, Italy

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tel: +39 55 265 1838
fax: +39 55 229 8732
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Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia

Location:

Via XXVII Aprile 1
50129 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 055-238-8607
fax: +39 055 238 8699


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Piazza D'Azeglio

Location:

Piazza D'Azeglio
50121 Florence, Italy


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Danny Rock

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Location:

Via Pandolfini, 13
50122 Florence, Italy

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tel: +39 55 234 0307
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(Fusion Bar) Shozan-Gallery (The)

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Location:

Vicolo dell'Oro 3
50123 Florence, Italy

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tel: 39 55 2 7263
fax: 39 55 26 8557
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Day 3 - Florence


It is your last day in Florence and hopefully your business schedule has allowed for some much needed free-time. After seeing a few more points of interest in Florence, you will be going to visit a monastery just outside the city. Start the day at the Laurentian Library. Although a library may not seem like a place to visit this one is certainly worth it. As with many such sights in Florence, half the enjoyment is being in the space itself. The baptistery is a time capsule with echoes of Florence from the Roman empire. Much of the material used in the interior of the building was looted from Roman buildings. Before lunch try to visit three churches in Florence: Santa Felicita, Santa Trinita and Santa Croce. After lunch make your way to the Certosa at Galluzzo. You will get a very real feel for medieval monasticism during your tour.


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Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana (Laurentian Library)

Location:

Piazza San Lorenzo 9
50123 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 55 21 1590
fax: +39 055 2302992
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Al Lume di Candela

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Location:

Via delle Terme, 23r
50123 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 55 29 4566


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Battistero

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Location:

Piazza San Giovanni
50129 Florence, Italy

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tel: +39 55 230 2885
fax: +39 055 230 2898
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Santa Felicita

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Location:

Piazza Santa Felicita, 3
50125 Florence, Italy

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tel: +39 055 213018
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Santa Croce Church

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Piazza Santa Croce 16
Piazza Santa Croce
50122 Florence, Italy

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tel: +39 055 244 619
fax: +39 055 246 6105
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Santa Trinita Church

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Location:

Piazza Santa Trinita
50123 Florence, Italy

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tel: +39 055 216 912


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Monastero Certosa di Firenze

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Location:

Via Buca di Certosa, 2
50124 Florence, Italy

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tel: 39 055 204 9226
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