Sunday, 28 January 2018

Florence, Italy | My Favourite Spots

Seeing that we are already at the end of January 2018, I thought it is about time that these photos which I took while I was in Florence in July 2017 see the light of days.

Notwithstanding that Florence is relatively small and compact, it still has a lot to offer. There is plenty to see and they can be easily done by foot. The three main highlights for me were the Firenze Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery and the Boboli Gardens.

In my travels around Europe, I have seen so many Duomos, but the Firenzi Duomo simply trumps them all. The size, the grandeur, the intricate details and the combination pink and olive green marble walls simply took my breath away. It is, after all, the most iconic landmark of Florence and it definitely dominates the city's medieval city landscape. If you want to, you could climb up the bell tower, but be sure to plan and book your tickets in advance. I wish I had done that, as I missed the opportunity to get the City view from the top of the Bell Tower.

The Uffizi Gallery is another favourite of mine. The Gallery houses the greatest collection of Italian Renaissance art hence it is unsurprising that it has the highest number of visitors each year. With over 45 Halls spread within the Gallery, be sure to plan your visit accordingly. If you don't fancy going in, you could simply wander within the compound of the Gallery. You could observe aspiring artists doing their thing, pick art pieces to bring home or get your very own portrait sketched. 

The Boboli Garden is beautiful and it is more than a green spacescape of Florence. The expansive nature of the Garden means it could offer a combination of green landscape, sculpture, fountains and peaceful atmosphere for garden lovers and avid walkers. There is plenty of nooks and corners to explore. It is best done when you feel like doing something free and easy but still want to feel like you are exploring and discovering.

While I feel that I've seen the highlights of Florence, there is plenty of the details yet to be seen such as the real David. I guess it can only mean that it is worth a re-visit in the future.



  1. Oh it looks so beautiful! I would love to visit the Boboli gardens, they look amazing :D love your blog! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (I would love to follow each other on bloglovin if you like! :D)

    1. Thank you for your lovely comments. It's a massive garden, be sure to allocate sufficient time to enjoy it. x


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