Florence Guide tourist information on Florence and Tuscany:art, history,events, hotel and accommodation
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Florentine Handicraft
Florence is known worldwide for its leather and straw handicrafts, for its goldsmiths and silversmiths, for his attention to antiques, to fashion and to the many needs of visitors who flock from all over the world.

Therefore there is in Florence an incredible flowering of shops and areas devoted to the sale of craft products that meet the eyes, palate and wallet.

In Florence medieval center and particularly in Via de 'Tornabuoni and Via Vigna Nuova are located the high fashion boutiques of the top Italian stylists suchs as Dolce and Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Ferragamo, Gucci, Prada (which sells its high tailoring suites in Via de'Tornabuoni and has a prêt a porter line, named Miu Miu, in Via Roma), Roberto Cavalli, Versace.

Ponte Vecchio and the nearby streets as the aforementioned Via de 'Tornabuoni feature also the most prestigious Italian jewelers, such as Bulgari, just to mention a well known one even across the ocean; the glittering spectacle of his spotless shop resembles a museum.

For leather products lovers, a must is a walk in Santa Croce (Saint Cross) neighborhod, while for a variety local craft products the area “Oltrarno” is highly recommended; very rich of craft shops, as well as local restaurants, ideal for a quick snack or for a typical dinner.

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Suggested Hotels

Hotel Victoria
best hotel
3 stars
Hotel Victoria
Via Nazionale, 102/r
Zone:Santa Maria Novella - Duomo - Fortezza da Basso
The 3 star Hotel Victoria is located in the heart of Florence, in the San Lorenzo quarter

Hotel Villa dei Bosconi
best hotel
3 stars
Hotel Villa dei Bosconi
Via Ferrucci, 51
Zone: Florence Fiesole
Hotel Villa dei Bosconi, a new hotel located in a splendid position, on the hills of Fiesole

Hotel Montreal
2 stars
Hotel Montreal
Via della Scala, 43
Zone: Santa Maria Novella
Hotel Montreal is located in the historic centre of the city, very close to the main Train Station of Santa Maria Novella and to the major city museums.

Hotel Select Executive
best hotel
3 stars
Hotel Select Executive
Via G. Galliano 13/A
Zone:Cascine - Porta al Prato
Select Executive is located near the city centre,is the ideal location both for holiday and for business

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