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Via dei Calzaiuoli

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Address: Florence, Italy

Closed to motorized traffic, this unusually wide street is busy nonetheless...

Closed to motorized traffic, this unusually wide street is busy nonetheless with pedestrians, shops, cafes and historic attractions.

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The Via dei Calzaiuoli is a lovely street in Florence. In between the main central square (Piazza della Signoria) and the Piazza del Duomo, this is a nice street to stop, tale a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 May 2016
Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

The Via dei Calzaiuoli is a lovely street in Florence. In between the main central square (Piazza della Signoria) and the Piazza del Duomo, this is a nice street to stop, tale a break and people watch in

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

I found this road to be packed from early in the morning until late at night, maybe because it was the weekend and people were out in force to eat their icecreams and walk their dogs - both in a huge variety!!!! It is the shortest way between the Duomo area and Piazza della Signora and besides leather shops with... More 

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Via Calzaiuoli is the cobblestone, connective corridor between Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria, where you can access the Uffizi, then, crossing the Ponte Vecchio into the Oltrarno where you can find authentic Florentine dining (just walk about three or four blocks across the bridge--don't be afraid to wander--and stop in a local bistro. You'll love it!). This street... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

The Via dei Calzipaiuli is a shopper's delight up and down the length of this pedestrian only thoroughfare. You'll find the major brands in grand storefronts, boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants along with street vendors and artists. Enjoyable walking experience. ...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Nice street to find quality brands. Bag, shoes, cafe, design clothes, underwear brands are here. No car allowed here but you can pick phaeton if you find one to travel around.

Thank Semih A
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

Stayed at the Hotel Calzaiuoli, because it looked convenient, but was delighted when I arrived. Realized after booking the hotel that via Calzaiuoli was a pedestrian street with shops restaurants, cafes, etc., and the major route from the Duomo to Uffizi. It is a very beautiful street comfortable and enjoyable to walk. Venchi chocolates, Orsanmichele church, Disney store, gelaterias, cafe... More 

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New York, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

I love this street, it has everything. shoe stores, bag stores, gelato, cafes, pharmacies, underwear, designer wear, make up and everything in between. No cars allowed, but dodge the other shoppers. Don't forget that there are shops on the side streets also. Even though it was 100 degrees when I was there, I did shop daily. Enjoy.

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Utica, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

Everyone who comes to Florence comes to via del Calzaiuoli. The most direct route from the Duomo to the Piazza Signoria and to the Ponte Vecchio beyond. Elegant shopping district with famous Italian designers, gelato shops. Pedestrian walkway. Enjoy!

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

a good street stretching out from duomo to signoria square with stone decorated floors.we bought gellatos there.there were alot of famous brands there beside the local italian shops esp the leather shops with beautiful good for sale.the only thing was that some times the stony floor were our of shape in some places and it made walkers like me with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

My hotel in Florence was on a street that required me to walk through here daily and I did enjoy strolling through. While I do enjoy shopping, I did not find myself spending that much time here just because the majority of the stores were ones that I could visit at home (e.g. the designer shops). Despite this, I did... More 

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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