Marie MonnierOne of the most amazing Cathedral I had the chance to visit. There is so much details and attention put in the place you'll never be disappointed. The ceiling is breathtaking and the size of the monument is huge. If you are in Florence you HAVE to walk inside and enjoy this historical place.
ChinaMexGirlBuy your tickets in advance! I heard someone saying they had waited 2 hours before going in! Go early to enjoy viewing everything you can. Definietly worth visiting, and don't forget to take picures of the river while your upstairs, and the dome.
LC大人麻麻The Florence Academy of Fine Arts has become a holy place in the hearts of artists, scholars, tourists, and students all over the world because of its collection of the David statue of Michelangelo, the great Renaissance master. The visitor flow around the statue of David will not be less for a moment, but it is still much better than the visit to the Mona Lisa at the Louvre. After watching David up close, there are other sculptures by Michelangelo in the Academy Art Museum, some of which are like unfinished works, but actually present a scene of a desire to break through.
sculptorPiazza del Campo, the main public space in the historic center of Siena, Italy, is considered one of the most famous medieval squares in Europe, and is known worldwide for its beauty and architectural integrity. It was paved with red bricks of fishbone in 1349, with eight travertine lines that split the square into nine sections, radiating from the central drain to the entire square.
HIDDEN GEM ALERT! Italy-Tuscany Roadtrip 🚗
After visiting the medieval old town of Colle Val D'Elsa (Colle Alta) 25 km from Siena, it's time to submerge yourself and your thoughts in nature, following the path of Elsa river, Sentierelsa, an easy trekking route of about 4 km.
📍Getting there: If you arrive by car the best location to park is in the location of Gracciano, near the San Marziale's Church and bridge, where the the route starts, equipped with explanatory signs.
📷 What to expect It's a perfect place to swim, relax, admire the unreal blue of the water, flowers and the Diborrato waterfall!
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Spent the past two days exploring the region of Tuscany and literally felt in love with it ! From its incredible landscapes made of wide hills and cypress trees to its historical cities with beautiful architecture, this is definitely a place to visit when in Italy ! Thanks to @airbnb, I was lucky enough to stay in a farmhouse (shot n°3) close to the main photography spots, nice accommodations and very helpful owners ! BTW, do you prefer landscapes or cityscapes ?
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Cradle of the Renaissance, romantic, enchanting and utterly irresistible, Florence (Firenze) is a place to feast on world-class art and gourmet Tuscan cuisine.
Few cities are so compact in size or so packed with extraordinary art and architecture masterpieces at every turn. The urban fabric of this small city, on the banks of the Arno river in northeastern Tuscany, has hardly changed since the Renaissance and its narrow cobbled streets are a cinematic feast of elegant 15th- and 16th-century palazzi (palaces), medieval candle-lit chapels, fresco-decorated churches, marble basilicas and world-class art museums brimming with paintings and sculptures by Botticcelli, Michelangelo et al. Unsurprisingly, the entire city centre is a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Italy's fashion industry was born and bred here. Homegrown designers Guccio Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo opened haute-couture boutiques in Florence in the 1920s and shopping in the Tuscan capital has been stylish ever since. A-lister fashion houses lace Via de' Tornabuoni and a Pandora's box of specialist boutiques selling all manner of beautiful objects parade alongside family-run botteghe (workshops) in a glorious tangle of medieval backstreets. Watch fourth-generation Florentine goldsmiths and shoemakers at work, buy artisan scents evocative of the Florentine countryside and Tuscan sea breeze, and know the tag 'Fiorentina' is one of the finest international labels going.
Quality produce sourced locally, seasonally and sustainably is the holy trinity and Florentines share an enormous pride in their culinary tradition. Their city, surrounded by wine-rich hills, is a gourmet paradise where eating and drinking exceedingly well is mandatory. Be it a traditional bowl of earthy ribollita (bean, bread and veg soup), a tripe panino at a family-run food truck or a blue T-bone steak served in a market trattoria unchanged since 1915, dining in Florence is timeless and memorable. Raw cuisine, fish bistros, craft cocktails and the dazzling creativity of modern young Tuscan chefs add contemporary edge.
Siena is one of the most famous Italian cities and a place every tourist aims to visit during a trip to Tuscany. It is famous for its Palio that takes place twice a year, and for its characteristic narrow streets flanked by brick buildings.
The historic city is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO and is filled with beautiful and interesting places to visit. But what are the things you shouldn't miss, on any account? This post will help you by highlighting a selection of monuments, churches and buildings, and providing useful tips.
Siena is my favorite place to revel in medieval Italy. The town is an architectural time warp, where pedestrians rule and the present feels like the past.
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The construction of this famous medieval structure began in 1173 and took more than 200 years. It's one of four buildings in the ceremonial complex of Piazza dei Miracoli or Square of Miracles. You can climb to the top of the bell tower, then visit historic Pisa Cathedral and the Baptistery. Afterward, join hundreds of tourists posing at all angles to capture a photo holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Tuscany is famous for its sumptuous landscapes, classified among the most beautiful landscapes in Europe but also for the beautiful city of Florence and Siena. You will also find picturesque and preserved cities in Tuscany.
Protected by its imposing wall and its high towers, the city of San Gimignano has hardly changed since the thirteenth century. Book your hotel, guesthouse, B&B in San Gimignano at the best price or enjoy a stay in Florence or Siena and offer you the best activities and tours in Tuscany.
It is probably one of the most beautiful cities in the world and certainly one of the best destinations in Europe. Florence had an influence all over the world and still attracts art lovers and lovers. The Florentine Renaissance really changed our way of thinking about man and the world around him. Humanism has its roots in Florence. Dante, Machiavelli, Galileo but also Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, come from Florence.
During your stay you will not fail to visit the "Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore", one of the iconic symbols of the Florentine landscape. You will visit the Uffizi Gallery and admire "The Birth of Venus" as well as the Galleria dell'Accademia and Michelangelo's most famous statue: "David".
Florence is also a foodie's paradise. Visit the Mercato Centrale to taste fresh pasta or a delicious pizza and treat yourself to an authentic Italian ice cream. Take a romantic stroll in the gardens of "Giardino Bardini". Come in early spring (April to June) when the wisterias are in bloom, it is even more romantic.
Greece has always been one of the top travel destinations on our bucket list, so spending 12 days exploring 4 different destinations with Journey Greece and SPG Hotels & Resorts was a dream come true! As much as we love traveling, we find it difficult to maintain a balanced lifestyle while on the road. We usually try to get back in a healthy routine when we get home to Bali (did you see our recent Bali self care post?) but as we are traveling, we tend to get off track. We were so excited to partner with Journey Greece for 12 days of fitness + wellness around Greece to prove it is actually possible to keep up with a healthy lifestyle while traveling!
The first stop on our fitness + wellness journey was to the infamous island of Mykonos! Mykonos is full of classic Greek charm that you would expect to see when planning a trip to Greece: whitewashed cubiform buildings with blue accents, seaside bars and restaurants, winding streets full of shops, and of course, bougainvillea all along the way. It is a must-see destination for any Greece trip— and starting our adventure off here was the perfect introduction to Greece! Staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle in Mykonos was easy thanks to our stay at Santa Marina Resort! Here are some ways we were able to balance fitness + wellness during our time on the island
Florence is the capital city of Tuscany and the Metropolitan City of Florence. This city is endowed with rich historical and cultural heritage. Located between Piedmont and the Coastal Regions of South Carolina, this is the largest city in the North-east part of South Carolina. The Arno river flows through this city. The township in Florence was initially established as a terminal for railroads. The city boasts of wonderful theatrical performances, ballet company, and many such art and heritage and simultaneously preserves the comfort of a close-knit townships with parks and streets lined with trees. The hospitable nature of the people of the South and soothing beauty makes it a must-visit location for the tourists visinting Italy.
Florence is one of the centres of Renaissance culture, and continues to be a centre for international trade, culture and fashion as well. The city balances a rich and fascinating history with modern attractions and a cosmopolitan environment. From historical ruins, well-preserved churches, breathtaking architecture to the latest attractions, the city blend history with the electric current of modern times like no other. Whether you want hundred year old paintings or the freshest fashion off the runway, Florence has it all! The people here are friendly, and you'll enjoy spending hours and hours of your holiday walking about it's beautiful streets filled with a hundrend different knick knacks, experiencing the kind attention of helpful locals to give you an amazing holiday experince.