Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Florence - the city of Art

The first thing I fell in love with in Florence was the architecture. A breathtaking view of the beautiful historical buildings. Santa Maria del Fiorence Cathedral, the baptistery and Bell Tower are the symbols of the city for centuries now… these along with the Ponte Vecchio, Galleria dell’Academia, Galleria degli  Uffizi, Santa Maria Novella, Palazzo Pitti, Palazzo Vecchio, are the most famous monuments of the city.   
Il Duomo is the skyline of Florence, it’s also one of my favorite buildings in Florence. 
I took some time to enjoy the most famous square in Florence, Piazza della Signoria by day and by night, is just off of the River Arno and next to the Uffizi Gallery. Here are really beautiful statues, the Fountain of Neptune and the copy of David by Michelangelo.
Ponte Vecchio
It is Florence’s true landmark and also the first bridge to cross the Arno River. It would be nice to have a romantic walk by night there. Me… I enjoyed listening a musician in the night admiring the view of the river with all the reflecting lights!! oh and the guy was really talented .. a very beautiful voice.

Palazzo Pitti It’s Florence’s biggest palace. There are 8 different galleries, I loved the one with jewelries 
Boboli Gardens. Behind the Pitti Palace are the beautiful gardens, a lovely place. I enjoyed getting lost while having a really long walk there
Campanile di Giotto. It's the 82 meters bell tower next to Duomo. I've climbed  its 414 steps for an amazing view of Florence. It was a huge sacrifice since I did it on wedges. I think I'm the only one. Just... don't do it !!! it hurts...

Piazzale Michelangelo. You can see the whole city from up there. If I’ll ever be back to Florence, and I know I will,  I would love to have another view  from the Piazzale Michelangelo when the sun sets.

Florence is  small enough. You can walk or ride a bike. Just make sure you have very comfortable shoes . The brick streets might cause some troubles for your heels..Well, a weekend for me was enough... I enjoyed every single moment passed there. And ohh, gelato is amazing!!! :)