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Florence was the first city I visited during my stay in Italy. As mentioned in my previous post, I was visiting University of Parma, Italy, for some collaborative research for 5 weeks. To read more on Parma, Click Here.
I was in Florence for a total of 4 days – with the last day being in Pisa though. I stayed at a hotel called Firenze number nine. It was more expensive than other hotels but the location is really good! It is only 5 minutes walking from the train station and right next to Santa Maria dei Fiore Cathedral (one of the tourist attractions). You can even request for a room that faces the Cathedral! Consider staying there if you do not mind splurging abit – you will definitely enjoy the room, facilities and the location. For more information on Firenze number nine, Click Here.
Florence is indeed breathtakingly beautiful! Of all the cities I visited, I loved Florence most. It is very elegant and when I saw Santa Maria dei Fiore Cathedral (II Duomo di Firenze), my heart skipped a beat. Here are some photos selected from the hundreds I took! All are taken using Nikon D7000 with a Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6.
Uffizi Gallery at night
The crowd on Ponte Vecchio. There are shops along the bridge.
The Boboli Gardens
Santa Maria dei Fiore Cathedral
The inside of Santa Maria dei Fiore Cathedral
Outside Palazzo Vecchio
Outside Uffizi Gallery
Panaroma from the top of Piazza Michaelangelo. The view is breathtaking and I was out of breath too! after climbing to the top.
Palazzo Vecchio at night
Santa Maria dei Fiore during the day
Santa Maria dei Fiore Cathedral at night
Palazzo Vecchio during the day
View from the top of Pizzale Michelangelo at night
Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy
Apologies for a rather short post. I have been having many issues with my Mac last few days. It is running so slow and does not detect any USBs or memory cards! I was really annoyed. I think it is time for a new one! I wanted to post this before the Easter. I am heading to Sydney tomorrow for a long weekend there! Very excited! There will be many photos from Sydney – so stay tuned! Happy Easter for those who celebrates.