July 30, 2012

Firenze in Photos

Live music on the Ponte Vecchio.
Firenze and her moon.
Walking the old streets at night.
Michelangelo's David. A true Renaissance man.
The Duomo.

Florence, to me, is the epitome of Italy.  It was definitely one of my favorite spots, yet, I can't decide if I liked it more than Rome.  Maybe.  But I am unwilling to commit to that statement.  You see, they just have very different vibes.  In Rome, you experience ancient times, but in Florence, you see the Renaissance, which makes Florence nothing short of magical.  From the narrow streets, to the arched bridges, to the Arno River, the culture, and art.  There is just so much that embodies Firenze.
Every evening, we would walk to the Ponte Vecchio, where there would be live music playing, and we would watch the sun go down.  It was one of my favorite moments from the whole trip. It is definitely a place I want to go back to and explore more of.  We only had two nights here, so it was difficult to experience everything.  A funny moment from the trip was when Grey the mime clown, came up behind me while I was walking through the plaza  and squeezed the back of my knees.  It startled me so much , I screamed out loud.  Fortunately, he didn't wipe his white face paint all over me, as he did some unlucky tourists.  I also really loved looking into the eyes of David.  Michelangelo blows my mind, he was so brilliant.     

Where We Stayed:

Hotel David - Winner on Trip Advisor last year for best hotel, and highly recommendable.  Friendly hotel staff, very clean rooms and lots of character.

Museums We Saw:
Academia Gallery
- Michelangelo's Statue of David, which is truly a masterpiece.

Uffizi Gallery - One of the oldest and most famous art collections in the world.

Museo Gallielo - Features artifacts such as telescopes, world globes, stethoscopes, navigation instruments, and Galileo Galilei's fingers in a jar.
 
Museum of Archeology - Housed an amazing Egyptian collection, especially of mummies.

41 comments:

Married...with a Pup said...

Love your pictures! I would love to pick your brain about what to pack before we leave for Italy in September!

chelsea said...

awe, I studied abroad in Florence in college and have been dying to go back ever since! I loved reminiscing through your pics :)

Myrna said...

So jealous - I hope to soon take a trip over to Europe. Love all the pictures. Great photography.

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Sarah Burton said...

Florence is my favorite!!! I'm very impressed with your pictures of the David. I couldn't even get my camera out! And the Duomo...oh my word. So breathtaking. Loved all of these pictures!

It's A Love Story said...

I love all of your pixs!

Eat Live Love said...

Gorgeous pictures and gorgeous place! I went there on my honeymoon and it was amazing! :)

MMB said...

I am headed to Florence to meet up with a close friend next spring (when she is studying abroad there). Thank you for the beautiful photography. I somehow am even more excited to go now!

Shireen said...

Wonderful photos per usual. When I was in Florence a few years ago, it was SO crowded and the lines to the museums were so long it was something we missed out doing. You captured the feel of Florence wonderfully- I also want to go back someday! www.eatplaylovethattop.com

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Stephanie said...

I studied abroad in Florence just last year and ache every time I see pictures of all the wonderful spots I frequently visited. I love hearing about how wonderful a time people had in Florence and am so happy you loved the place :)

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Lyndsay said...

I love your pictures. They make me miss Italy so much. I visited Florence in March and loved it. I hated Rome, a lot.

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Jeane M. said...

Wow, Im loving my mini tour on your photos. Love beautiful architectures. Got my eye on your blog now.

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Gorgeous pictures and outfit!!!

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SIENA.STYLE said...

you look so pretty!!!
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Bre said...

I was just in Firenze! I have yet to post my photos, but yours are much better than mine anyway! You did so much in two days I'm jealous. I absolutely adored the city and I'm glad you did too!

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

florence is one of my favorite cities in the whole world! looks like you guys had so much fun there!

xoxo,

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Milda said...

I'm living in Rome, but dying to go to Florence! after reading your post i wanna go even more!x

Shabana said...

I've been to Firenze, on a solo trip. God I LOVE the city! Lovely photos!
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Heidi said...

Love love love all of your pictures! The make ma antsy for a trip. Thank you for including the information about where you stayed and attractions. It is always so nice to have first hand recommendations on a hotel. -Heidi
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MunA said...

Lovely outfit :)

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Elaine said...

Your pictures are absolutely stunning. These posts are making me crave a vacation badly. And I love your maxi dress outfit with the red belt-so cute!

Desiree said...

I agree about the different vibes of Rome and Florence but, I can't help but love the Florence vibe more. I spent three days in Rome which was a relatively long time compared to the one I spent in Florence but I can't shake the feeling that I had the time amounts reversed.

Cristie Xu said...

Such gorgeous pictures! I'm definitely going to use that list of museums as a guide if I ever go.


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andrea grace said...

I am so jealous!
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Lauren said...

{sigh} I miss Florence. Love the photo of you at night. Gorgeous! thanks for sharing!

Lauren said...

I'll say it: I like Florence better than Rome. Rome is a great city, but ahhh Florence...

oleah said...

beautiful photos.

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