Yes, I am still posting photos from our Italy trip, which took place approximately 3 months ago.
Two more cities to go. Stay with me!
Next up: Florence!
Out of the cities we went to, I think Florence can be most easily compared to Rome. It’s a smaller city and doesn’t have all of the ruins, but it was really beautiful. If I had to rank them, I might say I liked Florence just a smidge better than Rome.
The first major landmark we came across when we arrived in Florence was the Duomo.
I think I saw the whole thing through the screen on my camera because I couldn’t put it down the entire time we were there. The Duomo is quite photogenic (wish I could say the same about myself). Every angle was prettier than the next.
The rest of Florence was just as impressive and probably my favorite city to just stroll around, taking in the views.
We went up to the Piazalle Michelangelo, where the views totally justified the amount of steps we had to climb to get there.
We stayed at the Residenza dell’Orafo, and they left us this little treat while we were out during the day.
Score! (Except the orange drink was actually kind of gross.)
The second day we were in Florence, we wandered around Boboli Gardens and took a tour of a Medici castle.
We also saw the David, which was more amazing than I was expecting. It’s huge! (No, I’m not referring to any specific part of him when I say that. The whole thing. Is huge.) But alas, David’s a bit camera shy. No photos allowed.
And finally, we obviously had to make time to sample the amazing food and wine Florence had to offer. We were in Tuscany, after all!
Ok, so now I only have one more city left to share in our whirlwind tour of Italy. Venice is last but not least! Stay tuned for that.
And here are the links to my other Italy posts if you need to catch up: