“No matter where or why you travel there’s always something wonderfully new to be found.”
Wow, we underestimated you! We thought we’d stop by quickly as we traveled between Tuscany and Sardinia. While we can appreciate art, we aren’t that into it so we only planned on staying a day and a half. Instead, we didn’t want to leave and wished we had a few more days to explore. We can’t wait to return!
Although it was short, we were able to take in several of your beautiful sights. Our first stop was to admire the beautiful views of Ponte Vecchio bridge.
What a unique bridge! We stopped along the road to enjoy the view and visualize how you would have looked throughout different periods of your history.
We loved admiring your beautiful bridge during sunset as the sun accented your beauty.
However our favorite time to view this beautiful sight was in the evening! We loved practicing our night photography skills here. The reflections on the water and the illuminated buildings were breathtaking!
We loved the various snacks your city has to offer as well. Our first pit stop was to Perche No to taste your gelato!
We loved walking down your narrow streets admiring the views and enjoying this delicious treat!
One of our best treats was the prosciutto platter at La Proscuitteria. Brian was in heaven!
We loved the view points your city has to offer as we walked from the city center up to Piazzale Michelangelo.
When we reached the top and saw the views of your city, we were blown away! When we return, we will come up at sunset. We can only imagine how stunning night photography would be up here!
We loved our stay at Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni Hotel. The rooms were beautiful and the location was perfect! Just a short distance to your main squares! We loved the historical feel of your building, it was consistent with the charm of your city that we were in awe of.
We were blown away by the breakfast this great hotel offered!
Such a delicious spread and the views on the patio while we ate was the perfect way to start the day!
Brian had some of the best prosciutto and mozzarella during the entire two weeks we spent in Italy in your great city at this hotel! He couldn’t get enough!
In the evenings, we would enjoy cocktails on your other rooftop terrace with views of the Duomo, such a staple to your skyline!
We also practiced our night photography from the breakfast patio as well! It was great to see your contrasting views of day and night!
We loved spending time in the Piazza della Signoria. Although we did not go inside any of your art museums, we admired the sculptures around the square!
Although it is gruesome, our favorite sculpture was in the Loggia dei Lanzi.
It was so detailed and unique!
Although we weren’t able to view the real thing, we were happy to see a replica of “David” in the square that we could admire and appreciate his detail!
We loved how you had water fountains throughout your city. We especially appreciated the fountain that offered both natural and sparkling water! What a treat!!
The Florence Cathedral was simply stunning from the street! When we return, a trip inside and a climb up the Duomo will be top of our list!
It was so hot during our trip in July! We loved stopping to enjoy your signature cocktail, the Spritz, in the afternoon!
Thanks for the short, but wonderful glimpse into your city! It’s always great to leave a place and want more. We certainly did not experience enough of you and we can’t wait to return!
Until we meet again…..
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