I know.. it's only like 2 months late... but I'm finally getting around to writing about our trip to Florence. I probably would have put it off even longer if I wasn't so eager to get the pics off my desktop lol.
Florence is the most beautiful place we have seen yet in Italy. As soon as you walk out of the train station it's breath taking. We took the train from Pisa to Santa Maria Novella. There is a beautiful church right outside the station.
From the train station we proceeded to walk down the old streets and head to the Duomo and Baptistery. It was BEAUTIFUL! Right outside of the Duomo, we sat down at this lil candy shop and had canolis. mmmmmm.
From the Duomo we went to Piazza Santa Trinita and walked along the Arno river to Ponte Vecchio. Up until the 16th century, the bridge of Ponte Vecchio was lined with butchers, who wanted to toss meat in the river. It was then that Ferdinando I de'Medici ordered the butchers to be replaced with jewelers. Even still today the bridge is lined with jewelers. The view from the Ponte Veechio is breathtaking and is a must see in Florence.
From the Ponte Vecchio we headed to Uffizi, which means Offices, was originally built to house adminstrators, judiciary, and guilds. It now holds beautiful works of art. Right behind the Uffizi is the Piazza della Signoria, which was my favorite place in Florence. It holds many awesome statues... like the one below of Medusa being beheaded.. the Fountain of Neptune.. and the replica of David, which was cool since we didn't have enough time to see the real statue of David. You need a few days to see EVERYTHING in Florence and we only had a few hours, so we picked the things we wanted to see the most. I HAD to see the Fountain of Neptune.
We left the Piazza della Signoria and decided it was time to head back. It was def my most favorite place ever visited.
(A sidewalk drawing)
(Rosalie getting her portrait done.. it does and doesn't look like her. It looks like her at a toddlers age)
(View of the tuscany area on our way down.. ahh i love it here)
(Yes... these were REAL people)