Florence Travel Blog› entry 7 of 16 › view all entries
May 30th, 2006 – by: alison_wndrlnd
Florence was a great town. I'd heard from countless other travellers that it was the best town to visit in Italy, and it certainly didn't disappoint. It's just so quaint, and picturesque...and of course, it's home to some of the most famous art in the world. We got to see Michaelangel's David (For FREE, yet again, as we happened to show up on an Italian National Holiday), and so many other sculptures that I couldn't even begin to list them all. We also officially church-ed ourselves out, visiting something crazy like 7 of them in one day. Churches became a big blur to me after that. We saw the Ponte Vecchio, which is a mediaeval bridge of shops, and the only bridge to have survived the war. It was really incredible, but every shop on it is an outrageously expensive Jeweler, so it kind of loses it's charm once you see that. The highlight of Florence though, was the views over the city from Piazzale Michaelangelo, a big open piazza a short hike up the hills on the outskirts of Florence.
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