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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 Gioia
best hotel
3 stars
Hotel Gioia
Via Cavour, 25
Zone: San Lorenzo - Santa Maria Novella - Duomo
3 star hotel in the historic center of Florence, the hotel is convenient to the Uffizi Gallery

Hotel First
best hotel
4 stars
Hotel First
Via Ciolli, 5
Zone:Calenzano
The First Hotel is immediately after the Highway exit(Calenzano/Sesto Fiorentino)and 1.5km from Florence

Hotel Fedora
best hotel
2 stars
Hotel Fedora
Via Spartaco Lavagnini 45
Zone: Santa Maria Novella - Fortezza da Basso
Charming small Hotel right next to the town center and to the rail station

Hotel Domus Florentiae
best hotel
4 stars
Hotel Domus Florentiae
Via degli Avelli, 2
Zone:San Lorenzo - Santa Maria Novella - Palazzo Strozzi - Duomo
Hotel Domus Florentiæ, in the heart of the city, awaits you for business trips or tourist sojourns

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