Florentine Neighborhood

In Southern Tel aviv one can find the captivating Florentine neighborhood that effortlessly fuses industrial and residential and new and old. David Florentine, the one after whom the neighborhood is named, was a Greek Jew who purchased the quarter from Arabs in the late twenties. The appeal at the time for the earliest inhabitants of the neighborhood  was the proximity to the train line that ran at that time between Jaffa and Jerusalem. Initially, Ashkenazic artists inhabited the neighborhood.
In the nineties, the Tel Aviv Municipality began a gentrification project and as a result, the artists, yuppies and hippies began to make their way back to the neighborhood. Young Tel Avivians who wanted inexpensive housing solutions and a great night life flocked back to the neighborhood. Nowadays, Florentine is a centre for young artists and musicians and there is a village-feel to the neighborhood. The atmosphere is young, hip and bohemian, Bauhaus buildings in various states of disrepair and run-down buildings line the streets of the trendy neighborhood.
There are several long-established family-run restaurants in the neighborhood as well as small bakeries that offer filled pastries called Borekas and other traditional foods. By day Florentine is a busy commercial centre, by night a hub of nightlife, with some of the best bars in the city. Many designer boutiques, selling everything from clothes to home décor are opening up and there are also a number of small art galleries with a variety of styles on display.


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Charlotte Noris

Hello reader. My name is Charlotte Noris and I am sure that you will definitely enjoy my blog. Do you know why? All because on the pages you will see bright and colorful photos, as well as useful information. My husband and I are freelancers, so we can travel at any time of the year. For myself, I most often plan tours in advance, but it also happens that the trip turns out to be spontaneous when I see an interesting place and a nice price. At the age of 35, I have visited more than 30 countries and do not plan to stop there. I want to visit all continents and the most secret corners of our planet.

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