Known for its young, hip, and trendy atmosphere, Tel Aviv’s Florentine neighborhood has been likened to Manhattan’s Soho.  Located on the southern end of the city, it borders between central Tel Aviv and Yafo.  Despite municipal efforts to improve the neighborhood, which is home to many foreign workers, designers, students, and artists, it has remained relatively rundown and poor.  Many of the buildings are in disrepair, but as the area is slated for redevelopment, renovations and constructions can be spotted amidst older Bauhaus buildings.  During the day, Florentine is all business, but at night it transforms into a lively hotspot.  Spaces that once held industrial workshops and little factories now hold some of the bars, nightclubs, and restaurants that have sprouted throughout the neighborhood.  Take a stroll down Herzl Street to check out some of the countless home goods stores that sell unique accessories and furniture or walk along Florentine Street until you find the perfect restaurant-bar to unwind at with a bottle of beer.


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