3 Days in Italy: A day in Florence


I'm finishing the "3 Days in Italy" series with pictures from Florence. A city I fell in love with from the very fist sight! The trip from Bologna took us about 3 hours because we had to change trains in Prato. Despite that, I had the opportunity to see the splendid and amazingly beautiful nature of Tuscany. 


Battistero di San Giovanni Battista
Florentine Giotto's bell tower

Florence city centre is a Renaissance piece of art. The Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore is one of the major sights in town. Of course, there was a line in front of every building. Fortunately, the rain made some space for me so I could see one of the domes inside. 


Beautiful streets with aristocratic coffee-houses, restaurants and shops grabbed me. Every single detail from the surrounding architecture of the city became my favourite. 


The most popular place is the Florence cathedral where we kept on coming back several times. The beautiful dome designed by Brunelleschi, the Giotto bell's tower and San Giovanni Baptistery are just part of all the amazing things you can see in Florence. 

Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

The fountain of Neptune with its sculptures is very close to Santa Maria del Fiore as well as the Uffizi Gallery where artists like Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Raphael, Michelangelo and so on can be found. Palazzo Vecchio with its gothic style is close too.

 Palazzo Vecchio
Neptune's fountain

We continued our walk towards the beautiful and colourful bridges over the river Arno. Ponte Vecchio bridge links the two separated parts of the city and it's attractive for its great variety of jewellery shops. 

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Ponte Vecchio
Demonstrations
 Palazzo Pitti

Palazzo Pitti is situated in this part of the city as well. A residence of the Medici in 16 century, today the palace is one of the biggest art galleries of Florence. Opposite the palace is situated the house where Dostoevsky completed his novel "Idiot".


If you go to Florence don't forget to rub the nose of the golden boar and to wish something. After that put a coin inside its mouth and if the coin falls into one of the holes under the boar, your wish will come true. 

Piazza della republica
Santa Croce
Street dance

Gelato ice-cream is very popular in Florence and it's being offered everywhere. That's because in the 16th century the Florentine cook Bernardo Buontalenti presented his recipe to Catherine de' Medici.


The weather during our stay in Florence was crazy as you can see from the pictures. Despite the rain, it was still hot and the walks became even more pleasant.


I'm so grateful that I had the opportunity to visit this unique city. It's definitely one of my favourite cities along with Prague, Vienna and Athens. I'm looking forward to my next destination. I just love travelling. Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
3 Days in Italy: A day in Florence 3 Days in Italy: A day in Florence Reviewed by Stanislava E. on September 19, 2013 Rating: 5

5 comments:

  1. Strahotni snimki,sisi!Izglejda neveroqtno!xoxo

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  2. Florence is such an amazing city! Great photos.

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  3. Oh my, you made me want to taste that delicious ice cream) Wonderful pictures, dear! Italy is such a wonderful country, I've heard a lot about it and everyone who ever had been there have only something good to say about it) Those buildings are gorgeous, so nice to be there, indeed!
    Have a great time)

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  4. I have been in Florence. Such a beautiful city. I wish I was lucky and live there....
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  5. wow...wonderful post about Florence!!! I love that city, so beautiful and romantic!
    You look stunning!
    A big kiss to you and to your lovely mama!

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