Florence Other Activities
Golf dell’Ugolino - Ugolino is a natural course designed and built in 1934 in the Chianti hills and it exploits at best the natural characteristics of the Tuscan landscape: the cypress trees and olive trees, the slopes that curve and follow the magnificent scenery, and the small greens which are often very well-defended.
Centanni Golf Club - The Centanni Golf Club has a par 27, 9 hole pitch & putt course, a putting green, and a pitching area, all surrounded by the Tuscan countryside.
There are many golf courses throughout Tuscany. Click HERE for more info prior to your trip.
The centre of Florence is packed with shops selling everything from designer goods to second-hand books to typical Florentine crafts.
There are also many markets, here are a few -
San Lorenzo Market - Perhaps the most important market in the city. A daily market with everything from trendy retro leather coats to India-style jewellery. A traditional flea market running from Piazza S Lorenzo to Via dell’Ariento.
Every day from 09.00 to 19.30 except Sunday & Monday.
Mercato Centrale - Inside the San Lorenzo central market, in Via dell'Ariento you'll find the best food market stalls in the city.
It opens every morning from 7am to 2pm, Saturday from 7am to 5pm, closed on Sunday and public holidays.
Flower Market – under the portico in Piazza della Republica
Every Thursday morning
Flea Market – Piazza dei Ciompi
Every day from 09.00 to 19.30, & on the last Sunday of every month.
If you're lucky enough to go there on the last Sunday of every month, the stalls extend into the surrounding streets. Here you can find furniture and objects from the past, prints, coins and jewellery. You can also find affordable treasures amidst the bric-a-brac and dusty books. It's worth a trip if only to get insights on Italy's past through the artifacts displayed in these cluttered stalls.
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Tuscany has many thermal baths and spas, which provide many forms of treatment. They are extremely relaxing places with the waters said to contain therapeutic characteristics.
Many of the spas or "terme" are old-fashioned in appearance and are set in delightful gardens.
San Giovanni Terme in Rapolano is located in the Tuscan countryside with spectacular views. The white "mud" is reported to be good for the skin.
Grotta Giusti in Monsummano Terme, near Montecatini Terme, boasts a new open-air thermal swimming pool, a high-tech facility measuring 750 sq. m., with a large and spectacular waterfall and underwater hydromassage in spa water at 35 degrees.
The most unusual attraction being the grotta, starting from the entrance through to the deepest part of the grotta, three different zones are crossed, each one increasing in heat, which tradition has named Paradise, Purgatory and Hell.
The steam of the rich thermal waters generates a natural "bath of health" which leaves an overall sense of well-being.
There are also many treatments available at a discount, although may require to be booked 1 month in advance, please contact Laura at laura (at) tuscantennis (dot) com for details.
Casciana Terme offers many therapies which should be pre-booked, or relax in the pool and surrounding gardens.
So much to do and see in Florence and the surrounding area.....
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