Saturday, December 15, 2012

Travel with Me - Florence!

Well you might have spotted some photos from my trip to Europe when I shared a few photos of Rome. Today I thought I'd share a little more about Florence, the next stop on our adventure.

Most of the cities in Italy have a dedicated pedestrian-only space through the city centre, so bikes are a wonderful way to explore (especially for bikes-on-streets-with-cars-phobes like me). We spent a full day riding around, visiting the many beautiful squares and streest of Florence.

Of course, a key stop in Florence has to be the Ponte Vecchio. Did you know this used to be a bridge of butchers, until the ruling family decided it smelled too badly, kicked them all out and created a bridge of jewellers? Nice landlord!
This is the only photo I can find of me inside the Florence Duomo (the correct name is the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore or the Basilicia of Saint Mary of the Flower) . The austere interior is such a suprise after the riot of pink and green marble on the outside. I think Hollywood Regency might have picked up a few tips on graphic patterns from this particular cathedral?!

Once you wander down the enormous hall inside, a surprise awaits you when you spot the incredible dome...

 If anyone has any questions about travelling in Florence I'm happy to share our experiences!


  1. hi anna....florence is up there as one of my favourite places...have been lucky enough to go there 4 times now and wouldnt hesitate to go back (over & over!)...Sadly the travel budget took a fair hit once the kids came along....oh well i have the memories!!
    Allison x

  2. Oh, I'd so love to visit Florence one day - looks like you had a lovely time! :)

  3. Looks amazing Anna! Have a great week :)

    Abbey x


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