Florence at a Glance

I recently spent six nights in Florence. When I have had a little more time, I will write more extensively about my time there, my thoughts and the places I visited. And what I missed and what I wouldn’t do again.

At first, I found Florence all overwhelming.

After all, I do prefer a quieter pace, preferably in the country. Somewhere like Cortona, or other towns in Tuscany like Montepulciano. But after the exhaustion of travel wore off and I adapted to the reality of solo travel for the first time, I could appreciate Florence.

And what a beautiful city it is. I am so glad I travelled in Autumn when the temperatures were cool and the crowds small. I could take my time and wander (and get lost). And following my friend Sandy’s advice, I gave myself permission to follow my path and not one set out by other travellers.

So, in the end, I did go to a few popular tourist destinations, but mostly I wandered, experienced and absorbed Florence, my way.

I will go back, hopefully, many times. I will visit again on my own, take my small tour groups and hopefully with my partner Dan. It is a city I don’t think I will ever tire of, and because of its location, it will make a great base to explore the surrounding towns, like Bologna and Verona as well as Siena and Lucca, to name just a few.

For now, enjoy my favourite photos of Florence, not a must-see list by any means, but more a reflection of how I saw Florence.

 

A quick snapshot of how much Florence has to offer #florence #firenze #italy

 

 

Florence at a Glance

My first glimpse of the Duomo

 

 

A quick snapshot of how much Florence has to offer #florence #firenze #italyAnd the lovely little details in the streets surrounding it.

A quick snapshot of how much Florence has to offer #florence #firenze #italyAnd I was fascinated by the beautiful facade.

 

A quick snapshot of how much Florence has to offer #florence #firenze #italyMy first glimpse of Santa Croce was on my first night in Florence.

 

A quick snapshot of how much Florence has to offer #florence #firenze #italyI loved Ponte Vecchio for its colours and texture as well as the history and its prominent place over the Arno.

 

A quick snapshot of how much Florence has to offer #florence #firenze #italy

 

A quick snapshot of how much Florence has to offer #florence #firenze #italyThe Uffizi Gallery.

 

 

 

A quick snapshot of how much Florence has to offer #florence #firenze #italySanta Maria Novella.

 

 

A quick snapshot of how much Florence has to offer #florence #firenze #italy

I was shocked at how emotional I was seeing the Statue of David at Galleria dell’Accademia.

A quick snapshot of how much Florence has to offer #florence #firenze #italyAnd of course, the view from Piazzale Michelangelo is worth the walk up (or you can catch a bus).

 

I hope you enjoyed my overview of Florence.

Cindy x

 

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Hi there! I'm Cindy the founder of Travel Charm. About 6 years ago I learnt to overcome anxiety to follow my travel dreams. And I haven't looked back! I would love to help you plan your travel so you can start living your dreams instead of just thinking about them.

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Cindy is the founder of Travel Charm and combines her passions of planning and travel with hosting small group tours and travel planning. She loves nothing more than helping people fulfil their travel dreams.

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