The Beauty of Florence [in Photos]

Michelangelo’s David according to a Renaissance Pigeon
December 24, 2012
2012—How I traveled
January 3, 2013

The Beauty of Florence [in Photos]

Arno and Ponte Vecchio

I’ve long spoken of the beauty of Florence, and traveling back a second time only confirmed the belief I held after my first visit five years ago. I’m not the only one. For most of the year, Florence bulges with tourists and foreign students studying abroad. Whether you are inside the Uffizi Gallery, the Bargello, or just walking around this city of the Renaissance, beauty is everywhere.


I’ve already written about David through the eyes of a pigeon and viewing Florence from the best spot. So now, I’ll just let the photos do the talking.


My favorite Florence photos:

View over Florence (2)

view over Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo

Ponte Vecchio river arno Florence photos

The River Arno separating the city of Florence, Italy

Florence statues

statues in the Loggia dei Lanzi of Florence’s Piazza Signoria

Sante Croce facade Florence photos

Florence’s Santa Croce church

Florence photos

a courtyard of Santa Croce church

Florence baptistry

The Florence Baptistry–the city’s most important building for centuries.

Florence photos

looking up at the Florence cathedral’s dome designed by Brunelleschi

floernce cathedral south

the south side of Florence cathedral

florence cathedral facade

the facade of Florence cathedral

view palazzo vecchio

View of the Palazzo Vecchio–Florence’s old city hall

Cosmo Neptune

statue of Neptune in Piazza Signoria

view of Florence from Plus Hostel roof (2)

view over Florence, Italy from our hostel

Arno and Ponte Vecchio

view of the River Arno in the evening

view of Florence

view of Florence at sunset

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Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno has been traveling the world and writing about it for the better part of 20 years. His articles and essays have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, and Transitions Abroad magazine. He blogs at Bohemian Traveler and edits the independent travel magazine He most recently set up a tour company offering authentic, small group tours at Unquote Travel. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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