Located in the heart of Tuscany, Florence has been a popular tourist destination for many centuries. It is the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci, Florence Nightingale and is considered to be the home of the Renaissance. According to UNESCO, close to one-third of the world’s art treasures are found in Florence. And of course, the famous Duomo is probably the most popular and recognized site here. Forbes Magazine considers it to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
The Hotel Bigallo Florence is perfectly located for touring the city on foot. When I first opened the windows and shutters in our room, the view took my breath away.
Since I have previously written about Florence (you can find that post here), today I will share just a few of my favorite photos of this iconic, fascinating city.
We recently watched Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy on CNN. (A very informative and entertaining special, by the way, which I highly recommend). Anyway, his guide in Florence introduced him to Wine Windows, small windows built into the sides of buildings as a means of selling wine directly to the consumer to avoid taxes. They went out of service many years ago, but have recently made a comeback due to COVID. Stanley refers to them as “little doors of paradise”. I never noticed these when we visited, but I hope to go back someday and experience them first-hand.
Thanks to theTravelsketcher for the drawing.
I hope you enjoyed my photos of Florence. For more information, be sure to check out my previous post about this iconic place.
Stay safe and healthy,