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Photo Friday: Florence, Italy

Florence may be my favorite Italian city of the three I’ve visited. Rome and Venice are the other two.

Despite the troubles my travel companions and I had finding suitable lodging upon arriving in the Tuscan city to find that the hostel we had booked online did not exist, I fell in love with the city’s charm.

I dined on pasta and tiramisu. I ate gelato and drank red wine — a carafe of the house red was an unbeatable deal at most restaurants. I purchased handmade leather bracelets. But, mostly, I admired the art. It was everywhere I looked. I stood in awe of Michelangelo’s David — the most gorgeous inanimate man ever created — at the Accademia Gallery. Everywhere we walked through the city provided sights of historic sculptures and beautifully detailed architecture.

Below are some unedited photos from my short stay in Florence in May 2006.

Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall in Florence, in May 2006.

Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall in Florence, in May 2006.

Hercules and Cacus sculpture, by Italian sculptor Baccio Bandinelli, in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence, May 2006.

Hercules and Cacus sculpture, by Italian sculptor Baccio Bandinelli, in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence, May 2006.

Uffizi Gallery Museum in Florence. May 2006.

Uffizi Gallery Museum in Florence. May 2006.

Il Duomo di Firenze in May 2006.

Il Duomo di Firenze in May 2006.

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Wish you were here,

Erin

P.S. Follow my travels as they happen! I’m headed to Ithaca, N.Y., this weekend for some Cornell football. Follow along on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

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2 Comments Post a comment
  1. I think its one of my favorites too! Well, that was until Venice….. ;)

    November 8, 2013
    • It’s probably safe to say all of Italy is one of my favorite travel destinations. Still on my bucket list: food and wine tour in Tuscany.

      November 8, 2013

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