Travel Blogs from Florence
... smelled of an herb garden, and if it
wasn’t so uncomfortably hot that day, I could have sat there for hours,
throwing Euros to Marcela for different mugs of tea and conversing with her
about various topics. It certainly doesn’t hurt to be on a first-name basis
with the owner of a charming (and affordable) tea shop in the heart of the
Walking out of the city for the day as the sun was slowly
creeping behind ...
... to see the magnificent Ghiberti bronze doors. A video explained the painstaking care that was taken in restoring them to their original splendor. The originals now stand behind a glass enclosure to maintain their sparkle.
From here we went to the Baptistry. The golden mosaic tiles of Jesus on the ceiling depicted the Judgement Day. The interior and exterior ...
... Rinascente department store. What a hidden gem this place is, the view of the Florentine skyline was stunning as we sipped on our Italiano spritz and watched the sun set over the Basilicas Dome while nibbling on our typical free afternoon snacks.
8pm - Trattoria Dinner
Just a short walk across the Arno we found ourselves in a very cute boho -chic district with very narrow winding streets and very colourful ...
... a look and moving on. The attention to detail, including veins and muscle curvature, can only be appreciated if you take the time to look closely. This afternoon I sat down and went through the 650 photos we've taken in the last 4 days, to reminisce and cull. After all, there is only so many shots of the Ponte Vecchio and Il Duomo that you need for scrap booking purposes. Tomorrow we catch the morning train to Venice where we spend the day before boarding the overnight train to ...
... iconic landmark was spectacular withs it's green, red and white tiles, it took centre stage of the Piazza and every angle offered amazing views. We wondered down some of the oldest streets of Italy taking in the history until we reached the Arno River and the famous Ponte Veccho which is lined with expensive gold shops - definitely another looking not shopping experience. From the outside the bridge does not look so impressive, but the atmosphere changes ...