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Chiesa di sant'ambrogio


Only a short walk from most major tourist sites of Florence, Le Contesse is situated in Via Carducci, between the areas of Sant’Ambrogio and Santa Croce, and in front of the Sant’Ambrogio Church, one of the most atmospheric and history-filled churches of Florence. Here amidst the narrow winding streets and away from the busiest tourist areas, you can discover the real Florence. With the numerous ancient artisan shops, unchanged throughout the years, with the open-air market of Piazza dei Ciompi, this picturesque corner of Florence has retained its authentic local flavor. In addition to the local market and antique shops, the piazza is the home of La Loggia del Pesce, the old fish market, work of Giorgio Vasari, you can also discover the famous flea market. In just a few minutes on foot you can reach the major architectural marvels of the city – the Santa Croce church, the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi gallery, Ponte Vecchio, La Accademia, as well as the elegant streets of the historic center with their luxury boutiques and restaurants where you can discover the flavors of Tuscan cuisine.     

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