Italy – Florence

(written by Bill)

This is the second of a three part series on a trip made back in 2007 when we visited three gorgeous cities in Italy – Rome, Florence, and Venice.

Florence – After a few days in Rome we were off to Florence which would be the second stop in our Italian vacation (holiday).  We wanted to see some of the Italian countryside so we elected to take a train.  The experience was both exciting and confusing as we entered the massive train station and tried to figure out how to buy a ticket from Rome to Florence. I’m sure it’s very easy if you speak Italian, but for us it was challenging to say the least (but part of the wonderful adventure).

We stayed at the Villa La Vedetta while in Florence which was absolutely the best! The hotel was located on the opposite side of the Arno River and offered a spectacular view of the the entire city.

Our hotel included a shuttle into the city throughout the day and from there we were able to walk to almost all of the sites we had planned to see.  Florence is so different than Rome, a bit more country and relaxing.  We thoroughly enjoyed the restaurants , museums, and touristy sites and after we had seen all we could, we decided to take a bus to the small town of Fiesole not far outside of Florence.

We are so glad we got out into the country to see an even more relaxed environment.  We walked through the town and took in all the sites it had to offer and after a few hours settled into a great outdoor restaurant overlooking Florence in the distance. Can’t remember many other places that were more romantic and downright enjoyable.

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Hope you enjoy…


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29 Responses to Italy – Florence

  1. The sensory illusions set in motion by these images were intense! Warm air, a gentle breeze, and something slightly sweet-smelling in the air. Nicely done – thanks for the diversion! D

  2. Such lovely images from one of my favorite European cities! When a trio of friends and I went there most recently, we stayed in a convent not far from the Ponte Vecchio. With a curfew and sisters around, we felt as though we were in the Sound of Music’s Salzburg. 🙂

    From which spot did you get the lovely shot of the Ponte Vecchio from afar? Clearly, my husband and I must return.

    • motioners says:

      Sounds like you had a great time Tricia. It’s great getting your experience while in Florence. We took the shot from afar of the Ponte Vecchio at the Piazzale Michelangelo which was on the opposite side of the of the Arno River from Florence. Our hotel was just up from Piazzale Michelangelo. Thank you for your comment. bill

  3. fotografka90 says:

    WOW, WOW – more great photos! 🙂 Beautiful place!!!

  4. Patinspire says:

    Beautiful place. Wish I was there sightseeing today :). Thank you for sharing!

  5. Thanks for the reminder of how much Florence has sealed itself into my thoughts. It is the quintessential Italian city with everything and more.

  6. renxkyoko says:

    Been to Florence , too. I loved it !

  7. ks3nia says:

    Florence is such a beautiful city! Love the pictures you show ❤

  8. aFrankAngle says:

    Looking at pics of Italy never get old. Thanks for stopping by to see some doors by a non-photographer.

  9. What a beautiful gallery! Brought back lovely memories and…yes, Florence definitely is my favourite gem of Italy. 🙂

  10. Iamrcc says:

    Love your header photo of the panorama of Florence. That is really nice. Thanks for the like of my post “Which One?”.

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