Florence, or Firenze, is without doubt one of the world’s most beautiful cities architecturally speaking. Well, the surroundings hills aren’t so bad either when I think about it – and the rivers flowing through. Still, there’s a reason why the historic centre of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO more than 30 years ago.
Then, when you’re tired of Brunelleschi’s Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio or Botticelli’s Venus, there’s always Bistecca, Porchetta, home made ravioli stuffed with mushrooms, pappardelle with porcini and nippitella oil and crunchy pizza with carciofi and generous, some would say unhealthy, amounts of mozzarella. Finally, there’s wine. Chianti, Vin Santo, Brunello, Morellino, Vino Nobile, Super Tuscans. After all, this is Toscana!
Here’s my impressions of Firenze during some cold and rainy days in February.
Home of the Vespa.
The river Arno.
The Italian job – Internet connection the Florentine way.
Lots of these around.
Narrow alleys. Things to discover in every corner.