Travel: Florence 2

It was a great day of exploring in Florence again today.  The weather has cooled a bit and crowds seemed lighter.  It was a 4 mile walk.

This morning we wandered to the Oltrarno neighborhood, the South of the Arno neighborhood.  It’s less touristic, with lots of local uncrowded restaurants and feels more authentic than the tourist areas.

Santo Spirito Church.
Santo Spirto belltower. Note the bell ringing.
The streetlights are reminiscent of those in Paris.
This column dates back to 1572.
This road cuts right through a building to access homes up the hillside.

A visit to the south side of the river is not complete without a stroll along the Arno River.

Ponte Vecchio at sunrise.
Ponte Vecchio by mid afternoon.
Afternoon reflections of the north side of the Arno River.
Our midday stroll past the famed Uffizi Museum.

Tomorrow we scheduled a full day tour to Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Chianti.  We rarely book such events.  It seems a good way for us to see a lot given our limited time in this area.

 

 

3 thoughts on “Travel: Florence 2”

  1. Fun to see your pictures today. It has been many years since we were in Florence. I recall waiting in long line to visit the Uffizi museum and how wonderful it was to see those great art works and the palace itself.

  2. For your tour tomorrow, have you hired a private driver, or are you going with a group? All those places are interesting and pretty. It should be a great adventure.

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