Florence, Italy

I know this Europe itinerary is long overdue so I’ll finish the last few stops in the next few days!!

Florence is about 1 hour and 30 minutes away from Pisa by train. It’s the capital of the Tuscany region and popular for its Renaissance art and architecture.

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Florence, Italy

Honestly, when we went there around last week of September it was PACKED with tourists especially Ponte Vecchio. A full day is enough to go around and see the place.

Some stops:

  • Il Duomo di Firenze- The outside was breathtaking, the inside not so much because it didn’t feel like a cathedral at all but more of a tourist attraction (which I know it is). It was full of people lining up and taking photos. I didn’t even see a place or area where you can pray. But it’s still a must see!
  • Remember to bring jacket and scarf if you are wearing sleeveless and shorts as it’s not allowed inside the cathedral.

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  • Ponte Vecchio – This is one of the oldest bridge in Florence and was rebuilt in 1345. It used to have butcher shops but now it’s occupied by jewelry and souvenir shops.
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Ponte Vecchio
  • Venchi Gelato-my favorite gelato place in France/Italy!

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  • Museo Casa di Dante– A 3-floor museum dedicated to Dante Alighieri showing the life and works of the great Italian poet.
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Casa di Dante
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Casa di Dante
  • Shopping Areas!

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  • Wild Boar Pasta
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Wild Boar Pasta
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Il Mostrino Restaurant
  • Get lost in the city!

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Palazzo Vecchio

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Next Stop: The Tuscany Tour

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