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Piazza della Signoria

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  • Day15

    Florenz - die Hauptstadt der Toskana

    August 20, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 36 °C

    Nachdem ich gestern leider den ganzen Tag Trainings hatte und keinen Ausflug begleiten konnte, ging es dafür heute den ganzen Tag in die einstige Hauptstadt Italiens. Wunderschön und ein architektonisches Meisterwerk jagt das andere.Read more

    Cool hier stand ich damals auch mit dem Bike und bin weiter nach Pisa geradelt. André

    8/23/19Reply
     
  • Day12

    Tuscan Lunch

    September 28, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    We just had an amazing lunch at the Auditore in Piazza Del Grano in Firenze. We had the Tuscan sharing board and a lovely bottle of wine. All for just €51.

  • Day17

    Florence - Day 16 Tour - Training

    August 12, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Today we are catching the train to Florence from Roma.

    It wasn't too hard, even though it's a 'll in Italian we worked it out and caught the right train.

    Got a taxi to our hotel room. Wasn't time to check in so we wandered off down town to sort our phones and stumbled across the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. WOW WOW WOW, so large compared to anything else and so different in colours and a site to behold.

    I really like Florence best so far of Italy.

    We sort of sorted the phone then wandered around taking everything in, did a bit of shopping and headed back.

    On the way we discovered this little cafe that did c.f. the best Iced Latte, Had two each 😁😁😁, then headed back to the hotel to check in.

    So our room and a really nice place and biggest room we have had so far, well it is an apartment really. There is a lively courtyard out the side, big wide open verandah, Just really nice.

    Headed out after a nanna nap and had pizza and cabonara for dinner then home.

    That's it for another day.
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  • Day44

    Florence and Tuscany

    October 16, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    So as you can see we're getting a little slower at posting on the blog...it's about week 7 right now so as you can imagine we've been pretty busy! But of course we want to keep you all in the loop so here is a brief post on Florence.

    We really enjoyed the city and it helped that Rupal had been there before. What we found most fun about Florence were the streets at night. Deserted after the tourists had gone to bed was when we could really appreciate what the city had to offer. The amazing architecture and culture of renaissance art are still preserved in the city which make you feel like you have some how gone back in time.

    We also took a little time to explore Tuscany, the region in which Florence is based. This of course included a wine tour to taste some Chianti Classico. Not only did we enjoy learning about the wine made in the region but we also learnt a lot about olive oil and balsamic which was neat.

    We'll be back Florence, you're a pretty magical city!
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    Darshana Swadia

    Wow, Amazing views !!! Really beautiful pic

    10/25/16Reply
     
  • Day23

    Sonnenuntergang Piazzale Michelangelo

    July 4, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Nach der längeren Fahrt und der Besichtigung Sienas ist uns nach einem gemütlichen Abend. Wir fahren hinauf auf die Piazzale Michelangelo und genießen den Sonnenuntergang. Zum Abschluss gibt's noch einen Drink in der Altstadt.Read more

    Susanne Heissenberger

    Achtung Kitschalarm... 🌅

    7/7/19Reply
    FolgedemPinguin

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    7/7/19Reply
     
  • Day3

    Florenz und die Aussicht

    April 22, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    Nachdem wir gestern in unserem neuen Campingplatz direkt in Florenz eingecheckt haben machen wir uns heute mit dem angebotenen Shuttlebus in die Innenstadt auf.

    "Rausgeworfen" werden wir an einer unscheinbaren Kreuzung und müssen uns ersteinmal orientieren wo wir überhaupt hin müssen... Frei Schnauze aber mit einem Plan im Hinterkopf machen wir uns auf den Weg.

    Als erstes spatzieren wir zu einem Aussichtspunkt über der Stadt, zu dem irgendwie alle (außer wir) mit dem Auto fahren. Der Marsch auf den (nennen wir ihn Berg) lohnt sich aber alle Mal!
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  • Day22

    Florence a la cote, et même la sur-cote

    October 22, 2020 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    On ne va pas à Florence en toute neutralité, on a forcément une idée de ce qu'on va découvrir, ou une attente en tête. Plusieurs personnes nous on dit que c'était la plus belle ville du monde... c'est un peu l'idée qu'on se faisait aussi, mais ce serait être injuste avec beaucoup de lieux.
    Florence est éventuellement le plus beau ou le plus grand des musées d'art, mais notre sentiment est qu'elle ressemble plus à une ville très riche qui après avoir prospéré du commerce, se repose sur son passé pour prospérer du tourisme, et d'un tourisme plutôt haut de gamme (plus de 80€ pour voir toutes les différentes parties de la cathédrale c'est un peu craqué).
    La cathédrale et son dôme justement sont magnifiques, ils rayonnent, ils irradient, c'est le cœur de la ville, et à tel point qu'on se demande un peu ce qui la ferait vivre sans eux. On cherche à en voir un morceau depuis n'importe quel endroit un peu surélevé et on est ravi quand on y arrive. Les autres monuments sont un peu fades à côté...
    Le reste du centre ville est joli, il y a beaucoup de petits lieux sympathiques un peu partout, de très beaux jardins, mais on a nettement préféré déambuler dans les rues de Gênes, de Bologne ou du Turin.
    Bref, le rendez-vous avec Florence a été un peu manqué, légère déception ici 😕.
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    continuez votre périple en toute quiétude naturelle et historique , vous y gagnerez beaucoup en sérénité et belle santé. Excellente dégustation. [dominique]

    10/28/20Reply
    Ben et Paupa Venture

    en toute quiétude là n'est pas forcément le mot vu ce qu'il se passe en France... on surveille attentivement l'évolution des mesures en Italie... mais pour l'instant on continue quand même a profiter dans le stricte respect des mesures de distanciation physique!

    10/28/20Reply

    ici tout va bien malgré le confinement , de belles photos qui font rêver .... [jean marc]

    10/30/20Reply
     
  • Day8

    Florence

    November 10, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 7 °C

    Beautiful Sunday morning and we are down by the river Arno again to see the Ponte Vecchio in the morning sun.

  • Day32

    The quest for a football jersey

    September 27, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Finn has been desperate to buy a soccer jersey for EVER! Today as we wandered through Florence we came across a store totally dedicated to soccer gear AND they have gear for Real Madrid AND they customised the jerseys as you watched which, admittedly, was pretty cool.

    Using the money he has been saving up since his birthday and Christmas last year Finn bought the "away jersey" for Real Madrid, got the #7 jersey for Cristiano Ronaldo, and could also get his name on it. One happy boy at the end of it all!

    He realised later he didn't have the shorts, so I guess that gives us something to look out for during the rest of the holiday!
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    Sheridan Dean

    Looking cool Finn

    9/30/17Reply
     
  • Day32

    Firenze

    September 27, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Taking into account all wisdom published on the internet about NOT parking in Florence, we headed off to what was supposed to be the super-dooper new parking lot off the A1 built at the end of the tram line, which was not expensive and features a quick ride on the tram into Florence. Reality = if you didn't approach the super-dooper new parking lot from the A1 autostrade (which we didn't) then you can't actually access it. So what we witnessed was a gigantic brand new parking lot with almost no cars parked in it which we could circumnavigate, but not get into. Frustrating! After driving around for way longer than desired, we parked in some industrial estate hoping we wouldn't be towed/clamped, walked to the tram and scooted into Florence.

    We wandered to the obligatory attractions of Florence, but I have to say that the entire experience was not all that enjoyable and the only thing you could (sort of) get from the experience was a) it would be horrible to be a native to Firenze and have to live in the city positively heaving with tourists and b) Florence is a victim of it's own fame. We heard one American guy stating that it just seemed to be one gigantic shopping mall for tourists. Pretty much summed it up... [I realise this is probably a case of committing culture-lovers' blasphemy. I am sure the city is perfectly lovely if you take all the people out of it.]

    Just as we were waiting for the tram to come home Kate and I wandered into a nearby shopping mall in search of a loo and witnessed two ladies taking their dogs shopping with them, who did "their business" in the middle of the mall (think of this in the middle of Garden City and you could imagine our horror at the sight!) and then just walk off. Gobsmacking.
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