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!
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