Florence

My first time in Florence

My first time in Florence

I clearly remember my first time in Florence, more than 30 years ago, when I was shocked when I arrived at Piazza del Duomo, and I could see with my own eyes the beauty of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's campanile and the baptistery of San Giovanni....

Brunelleschi’s Dome

Brunelleschi’s Dome

Il Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, located in Piazza del Duomo, is the work of several architects. Its construction, which lasted 140 years, began at the end of the 13th century under the direction of Arnolfo di Cambio. Giotto, who designed the Bell...

The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte

The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte

My favourite place in Florence is the basilica of San Miniato al Monte. It is the oldest church in the city, dating from the 11th century. In Romanesque style, the façade, decorated in white and green marble, typical of Tuscany, is divided into three sections. The...

Florence, possibly the most romantic skyline in the world

Florence, possibly the most romantic skyline in the world

Florence, city of art and cradle of the Renaissance possesses, from my point of view, the most romantic skyline of the world. From Piazzale Michelangelo, possibly the best viewpoint in the city, you can enjoy the beauty of Florence, the River Arno, the Ponte Vecchio...

What to eat in Florence, discover its gastronomy

What to eat in Florence, discover its gastronomy

Italian cuisine is world-renowned. There are Italian restaurants in every corner of the planet. Its cuisine is famous, especially for its pasta and its pizzas, but it is also famous for its extraordinary wines, its olive oil, its ice cream, its Parmesan cheese, its...

The best tour to see Florence in 2 days

The best tour to see Florence in 2 days

Florence, the city of art and UNESCO World Heritage Site, can easily be explored on foot. In this post we suggest what you should do in a 2-day Florence tour in order to enjoy its architectural beauty.Day 1 The first day starts in the Plaza del Duomo, the heart of the...

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