One day is enough to fall in love with Florence.
My tour in Italy this summer started in Florence, home of many artists, designers, wonderful architecture and gelato everywhere! There are so many beautiful places in this city, but if you only have a day to see everything, these are my highlights:
1. Duomo-Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
You can’t come to Florence and not see the Duomo! Besides of its stunning architecture, it’s the 4th largest cathedral in the world, which also means you can see part of it from many places around the city.
2. Piazzale Michelangelo
Located on a hill on the south part of the Arno River, this place offers a wonderful skyline of the whole city! If you decide to go walking as I did, specially in the summer months, be sure to carry some water for the climb, definitely worth it!
One of the most outstanding statues in the world. You can actually find 3 “Davids” in Florence, I choose the replica situated in the Piazza Signoria, standing right outside the Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. You can find another copy at the Piazzale Michelangelo, and the original is in the Academia Gallery.
Last, but not least the oldest bridge in Florence, it’s occupied by jewelry stores, you can walk through it and reach the Palazzo Pitti on the other side of the river.
One piece of advice: walk, walk, walk, you will get to see places you wouldn’t run into if not. Florence is a city with amazing architecture, shops and restaurants all around.