Day 1 Florence :) - New Italian experience is about to start :)
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Heavily trodden streets of Florence. Every little corner. Bizzy, buzzy, fizzy.
Like gas in an open bottle of Champaign.
Group of tourists following their leaders, who are holding colorful umbrellas (to be easily spotted). And I’m standing in the middle of the San Giovanni Piazza…Silently absorbing the morning sun.
Florence, the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany, is definitely a pearl of Renaissance.
In the religious heart of today's Florence there is Duomo of Florence - Santa Maria del Fiore.
This huge Cathedra definitely dominates the whole square, rises above the city. Monumental & massive.
Unquestionably, the social and ‘fun’ centre of Florence is Piazza della Signoria. This is the place where public tournaments and feasts took place in 14th and 15th century. Things haven’t changed that much since then J Maybe only the feasts took a form of local cafes and restaurants.
Even though Florence offers a great deal of tourist attractions in the very centre (Uffizi Palace, Pitti Palace, Old Bridge, Palazzo Strozzi and more) my absolutely favorite places are outside the main district of the city: Giardino di Boboli, Forte di Belvedere, Giardino Vegni or Gardino Bardini. They seem to be completely forgotten by tourists (good for me!).
So when coming here – make sure you find all these magic places J