Firenze

3 August 2015

Since Evelien never visited Firenze, she was determined to get a first impression of this famous capital of Toscana. So we decided to take ‘Dolce Vita’ for a stop on our way to Parma.

Thinking of the Renaissance, you think of Firenze! This is because Firenze is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and has been called “the Athens of the Middle Ages”. Walking through the historic centre that is filled with breathtaking monuments, churches and buildings you get a feeling of the financial and cultural impact the city once had.

Firenze was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.

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Overlooking the cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore (also known as the Duomo) from Piazalle Michelangelo we decided to take the bus down to get a close up view of its impressive dome. 

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On the way we passed the famous Ponte Vecchio (old bridge) with its shops build upon its edges.

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And not to miss: Michelangelo’s David!     (The original statue is found in Galleria dell’Accademia)

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We will definitely come back to this wonderful city to explore its cultural & culinary highlights!