A Weekend in Florence - La Dolce Vita Fiorentina

A Weekend in Florence - La Dolce Vita Fiorentina
You may have the universe if I may have Italy  (Giuseppe Verdi)

I have told you long time ago that a trip to Italy once a year is an essential point on my travel list which I couldn’t tick off for 2017, since I’ve spent so much time in NYC (and Little Italy is just a very sad substitute). I wanted to catch up as quickly is possible, no matter how strenuous the journey may be. Real Italy lovers cant’ be scared off by an 11-hour overnight bus ride  I found the perfect travel partner with my childhood friend Susan and off we went for our short Florence getaway! Unfortunately an arctic cold wave hit greater parts of Europe at the end of February and it was unusually cold (below freezing!) in the usually mild Tuscany region… On the upside, there were fewer tourists!

We both have been to Florence before and we love this city. Due to our limited time we tried to make the most of this trip without any sightseeing rush but a good portion of la dolce vita  And because we’ve had such a great time I’d like to share with you our laid-back “Florence in two days itinerary” which covers most of the city’s main attractions by foot:

1. The Old Town

The old town of Florence is compact but due to its huge cultural heritage (think Estruscans, Medici, the birthplace of Renaissance) it would’ve been easy to spend a whole week there and look into one of the world’s grandest art collections at the Uffizi and Michelangelo’s sculpture of David in ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Weekend in Florence - La Dolce Vita Fiorentina
Guide Location: Italy » Florence
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Uffizi   Galleria dell’ Academia   Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore   Palazzo Vecchio   Mercato Centrale   Ponte Vecchio   Piazza Santo Spirito   Il Duomo   Museum of Opera of Santa Maria del Fiore   Giotto’s Bell Tower   Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella   Piazza Michelangelo   Boboli Gardens   Palazzo Pitti   Biblioteca delle Oblate   Cantinetta dei Verrazzano   Mangia Pizza   Gelateria La Carraia   Eataly   Brac   Hotel Duomo Firenze  
Author: Julia Joestl
Read it on author's website: https://www.sweetescapes.net/2018/03/06/florence/

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