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!
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.
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:
- Bell Tower
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.
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.
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!
Our last stop was the Galleria dell’ Accademia. Home of the famous statue of David by Michelangelo.
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!