Tuesday, 28 August 2018

3 Florence Must Sees

Florence is an amazing city full of charm and history and only the stones hearted wouldn’t fall in love with it and there is really so much to see here you’ll marvel at the architectural spldendour and the Renaissance paintings.it is definitely worth getting the Florence card and you’ll end up seeing more that 5 places of interest in the 3 days the card is valid. A Florence card won’t allow you to skip the line at the cathedral you’ll have to wait in line like everyone else but the Florence card does allow you to get your tickets as a priority though. Kids under 18 go free with you on the Florence (Firenze) card which is an added bonus.

Uffizi Gallery

This art gallery is one of the oldest and most famous in Europe ,The renaissance art will really knock your socks off and are unique and certainly one of a kind.These include painting by Leonardo De Vinci and Michelango.

It’s stuffed full of art and it’s all very nice and I do like to put my own captions to the paintings as you can get a bit arted out at times.

I will let you into a secret if you go to Florence the first Sunday in the month then all the museums are free you be had pressed to see them all in this day but you could get a Florence card afterwards or before to see the ones you want or have missed.

Museums also offer a respite from the heat of Florence and a chance to rest your feet while you admire the art.

Piazza della Signoria and Loggia dei Lanzi

This is a breathtaking piazza in front of the Palazzo Vecchio and it hosts many astonishing statues such as a David replica and the Fountain of Neptune ( which is currently being done up )There are many bars and restaurants where you can admire your surroundings of which we did many a evening.One evening we even got locked in a restaurant for a bit as there was a bit of a terrifying weather bomb of hail and rain and wind!

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio is one of Florences most photographed landmarks , it is the most photographed bridge in the city and is the one remaining one with shops and houses on it. Did you know there is a secret passage way build at the top of the bridge ? is is called the Vasaru corridor and was built by Vasari for the Duke Cosimo I de Medici. The reason that the jewellery shop are there are because Ferninando a Medici didn't like the smell of the butcher shops that were there previously.

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