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Hello everyone, my name is Ginevra and I've lived in Florence all of my life. I'm 25 years old and I'm currently studying fashion in London. By living abroad I have learnt to appreciate more the narrow streets and the small buildings of my city, which embrace millennia of history and art. Walking around Florence is easy, it's not very big, and you can do it comfortably walking around, enjoying the climate and the scents of the city.
The best place for a quick lunch is All' Antico Vinaio, a historical place in Florence.
I wouldn't call Florence a vibrant city, and afternoon activities usually involve a coffee with friends or a walk around the city centre.
In the evening it is easy to get stuck in traffic, so it is important to choose the right place to go for an aperitivo. My advice is La Loggia in Piazzale Michelangelo.
My favourite places to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city are Chalet Fontana, which is bar surrounded by a garden or Villa il Ventaglio park.
For fun there are 4 or 5 nightclubs, most of them downtown: Yab, Downstairs, Full Up, Space Electronic and, if you like techno you should definitely go to Tenax, which is a bit far from the city centre.
I think the best choice are the hostels in the centre, being a city full of foreign students will certainly be a pleasant experience to do.
The best season is spring, from mid/end of March until June. In winter it is quite cold and in summer the temperature can reach 40 degrees.
In my opinion it is more a city to visit as a couple or with family, I would not recommend it for a trip among friends.