Florence in Italy has it all; art, history, beautiful buildings, good food (you must try the pizza and gelato) and even better wine. If you are travelling in peak season like we did which is between June-August then be prepared for crowded streets, selfie sticks and hot weather – it’s oh-so-worth-it though.
One of Florence’s most iconic sights is the Duomo that took around 140 years to build, it really is impressive. Prepare to wait in quite a long line to get in though! My photos of the Duomo are at the bottom of this post.
I was amazed to learn that almost one-third of the worlds most treasured art resides in Florence. It can be found in the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Church of Santa Croce, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi gallery, and the Palazzo Pitti (Michelangelo’s famous statue can be found here in Florence’s Galleria dell’Accademia).
These first few photos below are taken from the Piazzale Michelangelo (or Michelangelo Square) which is located on a hill just outside of the main town. I think it is one of the best panoramic lookouts in Florence and the view is pretty spectacular so make sure it’s on your list to visit. The Square is of course named after Michelangelo and a few of his famous sculptures can be seen replicated in bronze around the area.
Overall we had a fantastic week in Florence, It was one of my favourite cities in Italy and I will definitely be back one day… In the meantime, check out my photo journal below.
You can experience this location on the Busabout Hop-on Hop-off Europe network. Check out the Busabout website for more details.
Please note: The Wild Hideaway travelled as partners of Busabout, we are spending the 2018 European summer blogging about all of our exciting experiences and adventures with Busabout. As always anything you read here is my personal and honest opinion.