Firenze - art is in the air...

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What a nice city!

They weren't wrong. Firenze is just lovely, full of art and architecture. Both of my parents are architects, so I have been in touch with architecture my whole life, hahaha.

After a couple of hours I arrived to Firenze. I just left the station and a friendly policeman gave me some directions about how to arrive to my hostel. By the way, the man from the hostel in Rome helped me booking in a hostel in Firenze, and so did the guy in Venice with the booking in Rome. Grazie guys!

The hostel was located in an old Villa. It was also perfect for camping.  I met a girl in the bus stop. She was also staying at the same hostel as me and helped me with my bag.

Arno river
It was funny, we were roommates. She was with some friends and have been there for a couple of days. So she gave me some tips about what to visit. It was still early, so I went out to take a walk through the city and the piazzas.

I arrived to Ponte Vecchio - lovely! - and there were a lot of people there. Were they waiting for me? hahaha, a fashion show performed that day later.  I visited the Duomo, but didn't get inside. That's for the day after, also climbing the campanille. But I took a good look at it. I also saw Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti. Galleria Uffizzi was for the next day, but I was walking around. Just to know how to arrive without getting lost or wasting time.

There was also a Regatta taking place - cool! There were a group of musicians performing and also a street market ;)

I took a really long walk.

Santa Croce Church
I was able to "discover" the piazzas and cross the bridges over the Arno river. There were: Piazza Poggi - where they were getting ready for a music festival, Piazza della Signora, with fountains and Sculptures. You could see people just relaxing in the parks, enjoying a nice day and taking things easy. Well, the sculptures and art pieces are all over the city.

The girl from the hostel even gave me her old map of Firenze. She was leaving next morning and wouldn't need to use it. She even marked the places to visit. Thank you! Things were really easy, hahaha. I kept on walking until Piazza Michel Angelo. From the top of the hill I got an amazing view of the city. I love the roofs and the small streets. All the people seemed to be so happy :)

In my way down I stopped in front of Santa Croce Church - it's a beauty!

I went back to the hostel around 9:30pm. Time to get some rest. A new day is coming...

yadilitta says:
thanks for your words!
Posted on: Mar 05, 2009
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What a nice city!
What a nice city!
Arno river
Arno river
Santa Croce Church
Santa Croce Church
the hostel
the hostel
Regatta
Regatta
a Regatta
a Regatta
fashion world!
fashion world!
Shopping in Ponte Vecchio
Shopping in Ponte Vecchio
getting ready for the show
getting ready for the show
The Baptisterio
The Baptisterio
The Duomo
The Duomo
The Duomo
The Duomo
Domo Tower, you have to climb in o…
Domo Tower, you have to climb in …
Some shops at Ponte Vecchio
Some shops at Ponte Vecchio
The Duomo
The Duomo
a market
a market
Singers in the streets in Florence
Singers in the streets in Florence
nice smart! perfect for finding a …
nice smart! perfect for finding a…
David
David
Palazzo Vecchio
Palazzo Vecchio
Fountain in Piazza di la Signora, …
Fountain in Piazza di la Signora,…
Michelangelos sculpture
Michelangelo's sculpture
Modern Art
Modern Art
Via del Calzauoli
Via del Calzauoli
Rue Uffizzi entrance
Rue Uffizzi entrance
Rue de Uffizzi
Rue de Uffizzi
Modern Art
Modern Art
just an artist in the streets
just an artist in the streets
a commercial street
a commercial street
narrow streets
narrow streets
Piazza Sta. Maria Soprano
Piazza Sta. Maria Soprano
Sculpture in Piazza Demidoff
Sculpture in Piazza Demidoff
Walking through Niccolo
Walking through Niccolo
Piazza Poggis entrance
Piazza Poggi's entrance
a tower in Piazza Poggi
a tower in Piazza Poggi
going to Piazza Michelangelo
going to Piazza Michelangelo
Piazza Michel Angelo
Piazza Michel Angelo
Piazza Michel Angelo
Piazza Michel Angelo
Michel Angelo Hill
Michel Angelo Hill
Piazza della Signora
Piazza della Signora
Palazzo Pitti
Palazzo Pitti
another view from Palazzo Pitti
another view from Palazzo Pitti
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