Florence to me is such a beautiful city. She has a marvelous and striking appearance – her natural beauty is apparent in the morning, but after putting on her “makeup” at night, she becomes radiant.
Notable famous people who were born in Florence included Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Things you have to visit include the Uffizi Gallery, Galleria dell’Accademia and the Florence Cathedral.
People have suggested that the word Florence is derived from the Latin word, florere, which means blooming, which is pretty close to the Italian word for flower which is fiore.
Once again, this will mainly be a photo blog. My itinerary that I have planned prior going to this trip will be at the bottom of the blog, right after all the photos.
Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio
Piazza del Duomo
Il Duomo – Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Galleria dell’ Academia
Ponte Vecchio (usually then seen with Palazzo Pitti)
Gallera degli Uffizi – world’s greatest gallery of Renaissance art
Il Gelato Vivoli – city’s best gelateria (near Santa Croce at Via Isola delle Stinche 7) 39 055 292 334 www.vivoli.it
Museo Nazionale del Bargello
Boboli Garden and Pitti Palace
Loggia del Lanzi
- Enoteca Pinchiorri
- La Giostra
- Cantinetta Antinori
- Mario (San Lorenzo and Beyond)
- Taverna del Bronzino (San Lorenzo and Beyond)
- Ora D’aria
- Cenacolo del Pescatore (for fish)
- Cantina Barbagianni
- Osteria Santo Spirito
V.le Fratelli Rosselli 56, Florence, FL 50123
Phone: 39 (055) 281818