A Day in Florence

Finally arrived here in Florence! Another beautiful Italian city that I’ve always wanted to see in person. From Venice, we took a train which only took us around 2 hours. Hassle free and I loved seeing the scenery along the way. Once we arrived in Florence we met up with the owner of the apartment where we’d be staying at for two days. It was around a 15 min walk from the train station to our apartment, very convenient! If you want to see our Florence apartment, click here.

For our first day. we actually went to Pisa for the day, wrote a post about it here. We only had time to explore Florence in one day, but we did manage to squeeze in a lot. We were pretty tired at the end of the day!

In front of the Santa Maria Novella Church

Not far from the train station was the Santa Maria Novella Church, the first great basilica in Florence. I didn’t go inside but my Mum did and she said it was beautiful! Unfortunately no photos allowed and there was also a €5 entrance fee.

The ever beautiful, Florence Cathedral!

We bought our “Il Grande Museo Del Duomo” tickets for €15 each (or rought Php 850). This ticket lets the holder visit all the monuments within 48 hours of visiting the first one and you can only visit  a monument once. Monuments included are:

  • Cathedral
  • Dome
  • Baptistery
  • Bell Tower
  • Crypt
  • Museum

Next, we went to see the Florence Cathedral! The main church of Florence. It’s so beautiful!!! The detailing on the outside is just wow. I don’t have words and my photos just don’t do it justice! Expect there to be a lot of people though, as you can probably tell from my photo. Still managed to get a pretty decent photo despite the crowds, hehe.

Inside the Florence Cathedral

Next to the Florence Cathedral is the Florence Baptistery, which is mostly famous for he three sets of bronze doors. They were huge!

View of the inside of the Baptistery. Amazing ceiling work, as always, although the bottom part is kinda creepy with the devil mosaic.

Giotto’s Campanile or Bell Tower, part of the Florence Cathedral

We didn’t end up climbing the Duomo but we did climb the Bell Tower! It’s around 82 meters high, approx. 414 steps! I can’t remember how long it took us to climb but it was tiring, the stairways were quite narrow and steep, but the view is definitely worth it!

Florence!!!

Our last stop was the Galleria dell’ Accademia. Home of the famous statue of David by Michelangelo.

The status was a lot bigger than I expected, beautiful to say the least

See some more photos from the museum below:

Even though we only got to see Florence in a day, it was a lot of fun! Got to see so many beautiful places  Have you guys been to Florence before? Let me know how your experience was in the comment section below. Have a beautiful day everyone!

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42 Comments

  1. Italy is on my to-go list. Lord knows when, but as of now I am living and roaming these places through the eyes of bloggers like you <3
    Wonderful experience and pictures 🙂

  2. I spent some time living in France last year and although I managed to travel to Sicily, I never made it across to Italy. I can see for your post that this was a big mistake! It looks absolutely gorgeous!

    The architecture, the history… It looks like you had such an incredible time!

    I’ll be travelling to Europe next year and after your reading your blog, I definitely know what country I’ll be going to next! 😉 Thank you!

  3. The cathedral have so many intricate details! It is beautiful indeed. It would be a dream come true for me to go there. For now, I just have to make do with the photos you’ve shared. Happy you had a great time!

  4. Wow, this is truly a dream place for me! if only my budget will allow me, I will surely explore Florence and all other places in France.
    The cathedral is really majestic! Just look at those intricate designs in almost every corner of the building! What a great masterpiece indeed!
    Thanks for giving us a quick tour in Florence through your lovely photos

  5. Ah, the home of Leonardo Da Vinci!! Wait, am I right or wrong? Haha. The artworks are truly inspiring. The way that the churches were sculpted were done artistically and with very much detail. It’s truly a wonder how the architecture and the facade survive after so many years. Everything is a wonder in Italy!

  6. OMG. Just look at the architecture. Very intricate. The artworks are everywhere making it really an ideal vacation spots for artists. I can only imagine how well made the statue is. I only see it in books and hopefully one day, I can see it personally. 🙂

  7. I’m not into an architecture that much, but I appreciate this. I admire the skills of the artists as they could create such intricate details. Their culture really flourishes as the younger generation have a lot of inspiration. Anyway, I’m happy that you were able to see such beauty.

  8. The whole Italy is amazing, and every city has magnificent monuments, things to do and see. Florence is not an exception as well. I believe you have had the most wonderful time in Florence, and much of your enjoyment can be seen in your photos. I wasn’t visiting Florence, but after reading your post, I have it on my to-go list. 🙂

  9. What does Baptistry mean, can you please tell me? The detailing and the frescoes are immaculate. And I just loved the masculine features of David. Why did the Renaissance artists depict the entire human anatomy? Any answers?

  10. Even if I’m not into architecture, I appreciate every art this place has. The ceiling looks so magnificent. I remember when we had our IG Meet, we used to visit churches. Looking at the pictures, I’m having the same exact feeling of excitement again.

  11. Oooh! Florence is definitely on top of my visit list, glad got to see a glimpse of it through you. Love how they were able to preserve so much of the architecture and the art. Keeping my fingers crossed that i get to see it up close soon:)

  12. Wow, Florence is indeed beautiful! The photos that you took made me want to visit Florence as soon as possible. I love looking at the structures and the art. <3 I am happy that you had fun. 🙂

  13. I love art so much, very obvious from my blog title! Europe is really an art haven! Nice that you featured this place, wish that i can go to florence too someday!

  14. Florence is such a beautiful place. We spent close to 2 days here some times back. And felt like time just view. I couldn’t get enough of it, particularly the duomo. The place is just so magical.

  15. Some amazing pictures. I always want to travel Europe. Especially, I love their architecture. Old and vintage buildings and museums, all worth the visit. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Ahhh my dream country, Italy. I think visiting any part of this beautiful country would be a dream. Florence though is a worthy place as it has such a rich history.

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