Italy 2017: Florence

February 02, 2020

To be honest, this post is well overdue (more than two years!) that I can't remember what I wanted to say anymore. Anyhow, I just wanted to update my blog so I would have something to look back on. So here we are. 

Like in Rome, we used the Visit a City app to find a fitting itinerary for a day in Florence. The most unforgettable part of the trip for me was when I climbed the dome and the bell tower of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Oh man, that was a leg day! Needless to say, the view from the top was worth the climb. Those two are some of the highest and best places to observe a 360° view of the city. It is easy to spot Palazzo Vecchio and Santa Maria Novella sticking out from the sea of red roofs. 

Just like in every city in Italy, this trip would not be complete without a visit to the museum. Florence is known for its rich culture and art - Renaissance art to be exact. The Uffizi Gallery, which is one of the oldest museums in the world, hosts masterpieces by famous artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael, among many others. After all, Florence is said to be the birthplace of the Renaissance.




Florence Cathedral (or Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore)
Seeing the views from the bell tower and the dome
Palazzo Vecchio
Food and wine
Renaissance art at Uffizi
Ponte Vecchio as seen from Uffizi

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