Italy, Florence – Part 4

Today let me take you on a stroll through a couple of the world renowned galleries that grace Florence. We’re going to begin our day in the Uffizi Gallery with our tour guide Fabio. This gallery is another gift form the Medici family.

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It is in the Uffizi Gallery where you get to see works by some of the most famous artists in history. As with so many millions of people, I was utterly transfixed by Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus. The form and movement of the piece are just captivating. Would you like to know more?

Italy, Florence – Part 3

I found the Ponte Vecchio, it’s form and it’s feel, endlessly inspiring. I took many, many photos of it, every time we went past, and from all different angles.

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What I also did endlessly on this trip, was document our entire journey. Do you remember the a few weeks ago when I mentioned that I’d made my own version of a Midori Travel Journal? Well, I should have bought more re-fills! Would you like to know more?

Italy, Florence – Part 2

I promised more leather, and as we set out into Florence it was exactly what we found! I had managed to set us up in a hotel just up the road from the famous San Lorenzo Markets!

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I had been looking forward to going to these markets since first finding out about the online, once I got there though, I was a little disheartened to find the sales push was so intense. It made it quite overwhelming. Luckily, we were able to escape into the Medici Chapels. Would you like to know more?

Italy, Florence – Part 1

Florence was beautiful. Florence is beautiful. It is patently obvious from the moment you step off the train why so many people yearn to go there, and then forever yearn to go back again. I purposely organised all our travel days to have no commitments other than travel, and was rewarded for this when the travel ended up being really easy and uncomplicated!

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We arrived with no hassles, walked our bags to the new hotel, got settled, and then were free to head out and roam around this beautiful city! Would you like to know more?