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James Joyce

Piazzale Michelangelo
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Address: Lungarno B. Cellini, 1r, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 658 0856

A pleasant, laid-back pub sitting on the banks of the Arno river.

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A great place for a drink and a chat

James Joyce is a very laid back, spacious environment to get a drink. Instead of bursting at the seems witrh tourists and the men who prey on them, it is a fun, friendly place... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2008
Florence, Italy
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Glens Falls, New York
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7 reviews
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Just what an Irish pub should be....it gets a little rowdy later int he evening but that is what gives it character and accounts for the trash laying about. People are basically pigs but I don't blame the staff for it.

Thank Mikeleb1959
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Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

We were staying in a nearby hotel and because we were a little outside the centre of Florence and wanted somewhere nearby for a quiet drink we thought we'd give this a try. What a mistake! The place is absolutely filthy, dark and very unappealing. We had one drink and left. I suggest you don't even have one drink....walk on... More 

Thank Red-Devil07
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Reviewed 27 September 2014 via mobile

As i waited for a family member gad beer. Lorenzo was friendly and shiwed greater custmer service. Nice place to meet friends for a drink and conversation.

1 Thank Denis C
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

The place is histoical to Florence having been around longer then most other pubs. Having said this, for the rest it's pretty unhospitable and very VERY filthy, the waiters are rude and unpolite in the best case because andusually it is kind of hard to find one (a hint: They are the ones playing with some electronic device somewhere near... More 

2 Thank ItaloAmerican73
Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 25 September 2008

James Joyce is a very laid back, spacious environment to get a drink. Instead of bursting at the seems witrh tourists and the men who prey on them, it is a fun, friendly place with a very chill attitude. Its by the river which means you have a great view and there is an outdoor patio with more tables. If... More 

Thank GirlInFlorence

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Just outside the ancient walls of Florence, Viale Michelangiolo starts. It is a winding road rimmed by wonderful poplars and holm oaks. The long ascent opens up to the most beautiful and famous panoramic viewpoint of Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo, where an elevated terrace offers visitors an incomparable and breathtaking view of the entire city from above. During good weather, Piazzale Michelangelo provides visitors with a serene space surrounded by the amazing landscape, better if accompanied by a fresh gelato from a local kiosk. During night, visitors will be dazzled by the warm lights of the capital of the Renaissance. Spend a second with the silent Romanesque beauty of the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte: the one that wishes good morning and good night to Florence!
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