Postcards from Florence

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Postcards from Florence

Happy Monday to everybody! I am back home after a whirlwind of a weekend in Florence: I am feeling much more exhausted than I did before I left… This is the city in Italy, along with Rome, that is perfect for wandering about, admiring art, taking photographs, eating… Personally, I do not mind any of these activities but an intense weekend in the city allows no time for rest whatsoever! Stay tuned for my full post about Florence with my tips and reflections on this gorgeous city.

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Outside Santa Maria Novella

Outside Santa Maria Novella

reproduction of Michaelangelo's David outside Palazzo Vecchio

reproduction of Michaelangelo’s David outside Palazzo Vecchio

Lorenzo Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise

Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise

Piazza della Repubblica

Piazza della Repubblica

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What a ceiling!

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Amazing coffee with a signature chocolate swirl at Roberto Cavalli's cafe

Amazing coffee with a signature chocolate swirl at Roberto Cavalli’s cafe

Bedroom at St Regis... Perfect for princess dreams!

Bedroom at St Regis… Perfect for princess dreams!

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Ceiling decorated with more than 6,000 mother of pearl shells inside the famous Tribuna degli Uffizi, an octagonal room located in the Uffizi Gallery

Gorgeous and very sexy fountain by Bartolomeo Ammannati at Bargello National Museum

Gorgeous and very sexy fountain by Bartolomeo Ammannati at Bargello National Museum

Detail of the Duomo

Detail of the Duomo’s facade

Purchasing some sharon fruit as my afternoon snack...

Purchasing some sharon fruit as my afternoon snack…

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Michaelangelo's David: the embodiment of perfect male beauty...

Michaelangelo’s David: the embodiment of perfect male beauty…

Columns at Palazzo Vecchio

Columns at Palazzo Vecchio

Small stunning sculpture at Bargello National Museum

Small stunning sculpture at Bargello National Museum

A photo inspired by Thomas Struth (one of the most well known photographers)

A photo inspired by Thomas Struth (one of the most well known photographers)

Mushroom and fresh truffle risotto... what a heavenly lunch!

Mushroom and fresh truffle risotto… what a heavenly lunch!

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View of the Duomo from Giotto's Tower

View of the Duomo from Giotto’s Campanile

Winter Garden at St Regis

Winter Garden at St Regis

En route to the Uffizi gallery

En route to the Uffizi gallery

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Gorgeous stained glass windows at Santa Maria Novella

Gorgeous stained glass windows at Santa Maria Novella

Mosaics inside the Florence Baptistery

Mosaics inside the Florence Baptistery

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Champagne sabering at the St Regis

Champagne sabering at the St Regis

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Jewellery shopping on Ponte Vecchio

Jewellery shopping on Ponte Vecchio

Late afternoon sunlight along the Arno River

Late afternoon sunlight along the Arno River



8 responses to “Postcards from Florence”

  1. I really love Florence! It’s one of my favorite cities
    kisses

    Francesca http://everydaycoffee23.blogspot.it

  2. Great post! Actually I want to visit Italy. That is really a so cute about great Rome but any one never told me this beautiful place. I must go there If I can go Italy.

  3. Shannon says:

    Florence is amazing! What a special special city. I felt so inspired the entire time I was there.

    I loved your photos- can’t wait to read more about your time there.

    I blogged about my time in Florence here: https://classiccosmopolite.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/a-perfect-florentine-day-florence/

  4. Chalsie says:

    Florence is a beautiful city! I didn’t expect much when I went, but it blew me away.

    Wonderful blog! Instant follower. Expect to see more of me around 🙂

    Chalsie | The Workshop Co. x

  5. Nadia says:

    lucky you, 🙂 love this city, hope i will go again 🙂

    http://www.rosesinparis.com

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