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I would basically swap the couch for the small white table. Create a sitting area around the fireplace, the wingback and chairs/bench can stay where they are but angled toward the new sitting area. Then the space in front of the window can house a table, either the small white one with the bookcases as they are (as a library table). Or it could function more as a dining room, depending on space/ size of table.

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2/8/10 07:39 PM

I definitely recommend a good cleaning, and don't overlook washing walls. Even if your landlord has cleaners come in and clean before you move in. The last time I moved our house had supposedly been cleaned by a professional service, but I found urine and who knows what else on almost every inch of our bathroom walls. Disgusting but true.

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10/13/09 07:30 PM

Florence is extremely touristy, but within the city center the least touristy areas are going to be on the south side of the Arno River (the Oltrarno). It is more residential but is still in the historical area of the city. The Boboli Gardens and Palazzo Pitti are a big attraction but worth it, as is Pizzale Michelangelo (a great view of the city especially at sunset). A great walking trip is to take Via di San Leonardo from Forte Belvedere (the backside of the Boboli Gardens) to the main road encircling the city (Viale Michelangelo) and then head toward Piazzale Michelangelo stopping at the Basilica di San Miniato al Monte (beautiful Romanesque church, my favorite church in Florence) the monks do Gregorian chanting around 4 (you might want to double check the time), and then head to Piazzale Michelangelo for sunset. The best, most "local" restaurants are on the south side of the river as well. Borgo Antico is a nice little place off the Piazze di Santo Spirito.

On the main side of the river I recommend: Mercato Centrale, Palazzo Strozzi, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, L'Ospedale d'innoccenti, and Palazzo Davanzati. And for coffee hit up the Roberto Cavalli Giacosa Bar, right next to the Roberto Cavalli store, they have amazing macchiato and pastries and it is a great place to people watch/fashion watch. Gilli is also good, but more touristy, their "chocolato caldo" (hot chocolate) is to die for. And of course, get gelato everyday and try as many different kinds as possible.

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6/8/09 11:42 AM