Today, let’s go to Florence and get lost in its streets.
It’s a saying – you lost your head for Florence once or you disfavour it at all, – there’s no in between. But all the people I know that have visited Florence – they all fell in love with this city. But what has this beautiful city?
I can tell it from my experience – when I got off for the very first time of the train and I saw the Dome of Brunelleschi which is visible from the train station Santa Maria Novella, I was stunned by its greatness and beauty. Don’t forget that the Dome was built in 1420 – 1471 by Filippo Brunelleschi! (Legend says that Michelangelo was inspired by Florentine dome and designed the dome of the Basilica of Saint Peter in Vatican.)
The Dome is a recognizable symbol of Florence, but not only. There are more things that link to capital of Tuscany – such as historic center and architecture; Dante Alighieri and Italian language; Florence was a cradle of the Renaissance; art museums (Uffizi Gallery or Galleria dell’Accademia, Palazzo Pitti and many more); shopping – Florentine leather, products of handicrafts, perfume etc.; for food – ice cream (gelato) and steak (bistecca alla fiorentina) are the must to taste! Florence has its own syndrome too – it calls Stendhal syndrome – when seeing art makes your head dizzy.
Let’s start our walk from the Basilica of Santa Croce and its surroundings:
Now let’s take a destination to Ponte Vecchio:
For now let’s move to from Ponte Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti and then to Basilica of Santo Spirito:
And now we take a direction from Santo Spirto to Chiesa of Ognissanti:
I hope you liked it. There’s more posts I made about Florence:
- 10 things to see in Florence
- one autumn day in Florence
- some Florence again
- my first interview I made with other blogger interview with Girl in Florence