Florence

Florence cannot get over it’s Renaissance hangover. There is art even on the pavements.
You catch a glimpse of it towering above, from almost anywhere in the city.
The huge red-tiled dome, the largest of its kind in the world, rises both literally and figuratively, over the other masterpieces that Florence houses.
The front facade of the Florence Cathedral, in all its colourful glory.
Roadside cafes in the Duomo Piazza
Always busy, always colourful in the Piazza Duomo!
The three sets of bronze doors are of particular interest and depict various religious scenes and human virtues
Not as grand and ornamental as the Duomo, this church is more known for its terracotta tiled roof.
Basilica San Marco: A departure from the glitz of Florentine front facades
..but enough interesting features to keep your attention anyway
In the centre of the square, is a bronze statue portraying General Manfredo Fanti — a leader in battles for Italian independence
It also has a few benches around a little green area, ideal for people wanting to see as much of Florence in a limited time (like us) to catch a breather.
Ferdinand I overlooking the SS Annunziata
Porticos of the SS Annunziata church
Flea market in the square
Sitting in the Piazza di Santa Croce, the Basilica takes centre position
For someone coming by train, this is the first truly ‘Florentine’ encounter with a Renaissance-era masterpiece
The square around this monument houses the railway station and is always bustling with activity.
The Uffizi Gallery
The Tuscan Hall of Fame at the Uffizi Gallery: Florence was home to luminaries like Francisco Redi, Nicolo Machiavelli, Dante and Leonardo Da Vinci among others
Uffizi Courtyard bustling with art, just like the gallery inside
The view of Arno from Ponte Vecchio
Charming Tuscan vistas from the Ponte Vecchio
Colourful markets along the Ponte Vecchio
Postcards from Florence?
One of the three ‘David’ in the city at the Piazza Michelangelo
Frescos on the chapel of the San Miniato
Tempio Maggiore Firenze

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