11 lokakuuta 2019

Friday Bliss #57 - Gem of the Renessaince


I came back home late last night having spent four wonderful days in Florence. My short vacation was fabulous, the weather pleasant 24 C and the city full of sights to see. There were thousands and thousands of tourists from all over the world. I met and talked to people from France, Ecuador, Brazil, Japan, The US, England... and a couple even from Finland :)

I stayed in a little apartment close to Ponte Vecchio, it’s location in the centre was perfect for me. Depending on how you look it, this is pro or contra: there was no elevator and you had to climb to the 3rd floor! Every day I walked for hours, and climbed an endless amount of stairs. I have a lot of photos that I shall show you during the dark winter months - to keep up the spirits! But now just a few climpses of Florence.


Florence is a city of Arno and many bridges...


... Ponte Vecchio is the oldest and most famous of them. 
It hosts an endless amount of jewellery stores...


... it’s a city of splendid views and an endless amount of staircases!
This view is high from The Boboli Garden over to Palazzo Pitti. 
The stairs did not have any reiling! I was afraid, but did not stumble and the climbing was worth it.







--- it’s a city of domes. Most churches have a dome in this style,
not only the cathedral or Duomo... The style was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446).


... it’s a city of many Medici palazzos, renessaince treasures and art museums...


... it’s a city that lives on the tourism!


... as I walked here on Sunday morning the bells of the churches were chiming and
a choir was singing in Italian. I felt I was transferred back in time. A charming experience.


... it’s a city of these high and stunning pines and cypresses!

❤︎❤︎❤︎

I’m behind in visiting you due to my trip. See your soon.
Wishing you a lovely weekend!
- riitta


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14 kommenttia:

  1. Liebe Riita,
    ich mag Florenz und habe das in den 80er ein Woche lang besucht. Wir waren in den unterschiedlichsten Museen und haben soviel gesehen und ich habe viele Bücher über Florenz.

    Über den Ponte Veccio habe ich gerade gegrinst, denn im Film "Das Parfüm" stürzt er wie ein Kartenhaus zusammen.
    Aber soviele Autos gab in den 80ern in Florenz noch nicht und da bin ich schon froh darüber.

    Ich wünsche dir ein frohes Wochenende und sende dir einen lieben Gruß
    Eva

    VastaaPoista
  2. Love riitta,
    Florence really isn't just worth a trip. With your wonderful photos you have awakened many wonderful memories in me.
    Welcome home and best regards
    moni

    VastaaPoista
  3. Oh how nice, then first of all welcome back to the blogger world.

    What a wonderful journey and beautiful city. I've never been there before and now I can accompany you and see so much beautiful places.

    I believe you were glad that you took the stairs. This is a city I would visit too.

    Thank you for taking us with you and all those beautiful impressions.

    Wishing you a beautiful day I am sending greetings over to your place
    N☼va

    VastaaPoista
  4. Hello and welcome back home! Glad you enjoyed your stay. I am eager to see my country through the eyes of a Finnish tourist.
    Have a relaxing weekend!

    VastaaPoista
  5. Thank you for this wonderful Sightseeing Tour,
    have a nice weekend, Greetings from Germany
    Kirsi

    VastaaPoista
  6. You had a wonderful time in Florence which I can see from your photos. The stunning light and good weather must have added to the pleasure. I'm glad that you were able to do the climbing. The apartment must have been in a convenient location to see the sights in the heart of this beautiful city.

    VastaaPoista
  7. Es muss herrlich gewesen sein, da möchte ich auch gerne mal hin. Vielen lieben Dank für diese wunderschönen Impressionen, liebe Riitta.

    Herzliche Grüße
    von Anke

    VastaaPoista
  8. Liebe Riitta,
    ich bin auch schon ein paar Mal in Florenz gewesen. Es ist eine wunderbare Stadt, die sehr viel zu bieten hat, wenn man als Urlauber da ist.
    Ich war allerdings auch schon zum Arbeiten dort. Das war eine Katastrophe. Die Außenbezirke der Stadt sind nicht schön und in Italien wird ganz anders gearbeitet als in Deutschland.

    Viele liebe Grüße
    Wolfgang

    VastaaPoista
  9. Bezaubernde Aufnahmen, da bekomme ich sofort " Fernweh "!
    ♥liche Grüße
    Lieselotte

    VastaaPoista
  10. Florence is such a beautiful city! Glad you had a wonderful time there. I look forward to reading more about your trip.

    -Soma

    VastaaPoista
  11. ...it certainly is a beautiful city to visit, thanks Riitta for hosting.

    VastaaPoista
  12. Beautiful photos from your visit to Florence. I can see that it is a lovely place to visit. Glad that you enjoy your holidays.

    VastaaPoista
  13. Muy linda Florencia. Besitos.

    VastaaPoista

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