Florence, also called as Firenze is one of main cities of Italy and home to some of amazing art works of renaissance period, is also my favorite city in Italy. Florence was second stop during our trip to Italy after Pisa. From Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David to panoramic view of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo along with Italian cuisines, everything was perfect and I enjoyed every moment I stayed in Florence.
That “you talking to me?” look on the face
We reached Florence in the evening and by the time settled in our rooms it was already dark. We thought of exploring the city and its night life. We started our journey visiting Galleria dell’Accademia where we came across famous Michelangelo’s masterpiece David and many other art works. Being someone who is fan of history, I heard about David and saw his picture for the first time in history book during my school time. And the moment I stood next to the actual sculpture, it made me realize how far I have come in time and space. The look on David’s face and his famous warning glare which said “you talking to me?” and veins on his right were some of the amazing details of the sculpture that caught my attention. Further exploration of the galleria led me to some other amazing art works and my favorites are here.
Later that evening we had dinner in a restaurant whose name I forgot but not the taste of pasta and lasagna. Then we got the opportunity of enjoying the chocolate syrup and waffles en route to our hostel rooms during last hours on the last day of the stalls. Then, met our friends from Toulouse at Ponte Vecchio.
Next morning with a city map in our hands provided by our hostel receptionist, we went to Piazzale Michelangelo. There we met our friends from Toulouse.
Being our own masterpieces
Then we all went to visit Giordino Bardini, Palazzo Pitti, another house of many roman arts and culture where we spent most of the day.
Ceiling of Palazzo Pitti
Later we headed towards cathedral by which it was dark already but still had lot of time to spend. Enjoyed the street music, some more foods and finally left Florence with awesome dinner at Salaam Bombay and the beauty of renaissance arts.