Below are a few photos from our recent trip to Florence
Florence is steeped in history, wonderful architecture and art.
Florence is a beautiful city, it’s the birthplace of the Renaissance and the capital of Tuscany. The beautiful narrow cobbled streets are a joy to walk along with plenty of places to stop and eat while people watching.
There are three Michelangelo’s David’s situated around the city, one is in the Piazza della Signoria which was the original position of this status, another is at the Piazzale Michelangelo but the real ‘David’ is now in the Galleria dell’Accademia.
There’s a small museum which is situated just around the corner from the Uffizi along the bank of the Arno which is dedicated to Galileo. It’s a great place to visit with some interesting artifacts.
The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous museums in the world. It has many beautiful works of art including Botticelli’s – The birth of Venus. It also has works by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello to name but a few.
Highlights we experienced
Climbing the inside of the Duomo dome.
Climbing the bell tower
Be mindful of…
It can get hot in Florence and climbing the Duomo or the bell tower can be hard work, make sure you have a cold drink with you.
There can be long queue’s to the main places to visit so make sure you plan your days.