Italy

Beautiful Florence

July 8, 2012

Florence was friendly and met me with warm weather, good food and beautiful architecture.

This time I was too lazy to carry my big camera around, so all photos are made with an iPhone (I apologize in advance if they don’t fit your screen).

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Of course there’s David (looking angry in the direction of Rome),

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and the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge,

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the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore,

and Boboli gardens.

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But there’s so much more than that! We saw the local artist – amazing work on the detail. Too bad it rained some 40 minues later.

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We also went to small private shops with useless but fancy things, like writing tools in this one.
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I loved this local brand of watches – Fullspot – you can choose the strap and a dial in any color, or maybe more than one and have fun matching. They have 3 sizes – small, medium and large. In case you’re wondering what your size is – S is for children, M – for pretty much everyone, L – for larger arms. Plus they stretch. Oh I need one now!

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The leather is the signature product – you’ll bump into stores with handbags, shoes and gloves on every corner downtown Florence. I tried these on – feels like the second skin. Now I’m wondering why didn’t I buy a pair or two… Ah, right, ridiculously low budget trip…

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And food.. Pizza was very good. I can’t say it was an eye-roll “I’ve never tried a better pizza in my life”, but it was definitely good. And I spotted that everyone drinks Aperol Spritz.

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Gelato – a very good ice cream! They have those little shops where the owner is usually at the counter, giving you generous portions of a truly good home-made gelato. One scoop was roughly €1,30. I chose my flavours by looking for the least filled tin – that I thought was be the most popular taste. (worked all the time!)

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Ciao, Italia! I’ll miss you.

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  • Su

    Hi Olya, glad to read you had such a good time in Firenze! Hope the rest of your life is as least as much fun as the travelling is? cheers, Su

    • Hello, dearest Su! Happy you liked the post! Everything is turning out quite well indeed, thank you!