Category Archives: Florence

Tuscan Sunshine in Florence

Florence lived up to its billing of sun, culture, landscapes and art with a flourish. There were regal gardens, colorful bridges, nice restaurants,¬†street artists, classical architecture and¬†famous statues such as Michelangelo’s David. Overall it was a well spent few days soaking up the Tuscan sunshine in Italy.

Also posted in Italy Tagged , , , , , |

Italian Scooters

Italian scooters, they’re everywhere, lining the streets, on the pavement, next to cafes, and sometimes even on the road. I’m not really sure where I was going with this so let’s just look at the photo and move on.

motorbikes.jpg

Also posted in Italy Tagged , |

Strolling around Boboli Gardens

Let me start by saying that the Boboli Gardens are huge. While I originally planned on gently strolling around them, it ended up being more of a marathon, especially as a completionist who just has to see what’s around that next corner (it was another statue if you’re wondering). Good times though, the sculptures were interesting and let’s face it, it’s pretty hard to have a bad time in a famous Tuscan garden.

sunscreen.jpgmansion.jpgpegasus.jpgpond.jpgshiningred.jpgstatues.jpgcanopy.jpgsungarden2.jpgtophat.jpgtunnel.jpg

Also posted in Italy Tagged , , |

Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River

Ponte Vecchio is an old, medieval arch bridge over the Arno River that is a central attraction here in Florence. It’s fun walking over it (albeit a bit of a squash) but the vibrant colors and unique design are best enjoyed from the edge of the river, especially on a bright sunny day.

pontevecchio.jpgpontevecchio3.jpg

Also posted in Italy Tagged , |

A View of Florence

Time for a little Tuscany magic and I’m kicking it off in Florence, a city of high culture, classical architecture and naked statues. Over the river and up the hill you get a nice view of the city including the famous Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio, it looks a little like a painting which is fitting considering the location. Should be a good few days ahead with day trips to Pisa and Cinque Terre thrown in for good measure.

florence.jpgflorencepanorama.jpg

Tagged |