For those visiting Florence who would like to play a game or two of the noblest of sports, one has a wide choice of tennis courts. Here are two:

1. US Affrico: Not central at all, but well worth the drive out. Located at the intersection of viale Paoli & viale Fanti in the Campo di Marte district, near the soccer stadium you will find four clay courts in great shape. Prices start at €12/hour.

2. Piazzale Michelangelo. On the way up to the famous panoramic point, you will find a single court on the left side of the road as well as a fully equipped restaurant. Prices start at €14/hour.

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