In August of 2016 I visited what is, in my opinion, not just one of the most beautiful, but also culturally and historically rich cities in the world. As a lover of history and art it had been a dream of mine to go to Florence and experience the works of Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Donatello, Dante and Galileo. Little did I know that, being bathed in summer sunshine, the city itself would be one of the finest pieces of art I had ever seen.
August was a fantastic time to go as the weather was really warm. Temperature range from 18 to 31 degrees. Here are a few things I did in Florence.
I went to several cafes. Cappuccinos are the best in Italy hands down for an obvious reason, it’s an Italian drink.
Of course I visited the Galleria Accademia which houses Michelangelo’s famous David and numerous other paintings from the renaissance. I did not visit the Uffizi museum as the lines were always too long or it was closed. I do plan on visiting Florence again soon mainly to finally visit this museum.
One cannot go to Italy and not marvel at its spectacular architectural brilliance. Naturally while in Italy I visited the Florence Cathedral, Santa Maria Novella, Duomo and Orsanmichele.
I roamed around the Palazzo Vecchio in palazzo pants and eventually found the statue of Neptune in the Piazza Della Signoria.
Fashion addict that I am I could not resist walking down Via de’ Tornabuoni which is probably my favourite street in the world. I did a little shopping and a lot of window shopping.
I indulged in some delicious Italian cuisine which is some of the finest in the world. I also visited the Gucci Museum / Cafe and had the most fashionable dessert ever.
On my last night in Firenze I went to the Ponte Vecchio to look over the Arno which was especially beautiful at sunset and then enjoyed a delicious cocktail in the Westin Excelsior Florence Lobby bar.
All in all this was one of the most amazing holidays I’ve ever had, I would definitely recommend it and will be planning a trip back very soon so maybe I’ll see you there.