Florence - Author City Chief: Nurdan
There is a city in Italy that you need to see at least once in your life! Florence is not only the cradle of the Renaissance, Capital city of the Toscana which has been built around the Arno river but also the hometown of two important artists of Renaissance Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo. While you walk on the streets, the city will give you the kind of feeling like you have been walking through the pages of an ancient book. As if the drags will turn from the corners, ladies will appear and dance with their crinoline after a while and everything is floating in the arms of art.
It was almost winter in the Florence when I was there and I got chilled to the marrow and but no matter how cold I was, Florence has something get me warm like;
Santa Maria Del Fiore, Piazza Della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Accademia dell’Arte dell Disegno, Loggio Dei Danzi, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti... Except those all, Florence is an open-air museum with restaurants, shopping stores, musicians in the middle of the squares and on the bridge...
You will fall in love with Michelangelo's David sculpture as I did, I entered a huge saloon and turned my head to the right side and saw that giant sculpture under bright lights, you can call it love at first sight. Go there, sit behind the David sculpture and talk to him and think about the time when Michelangelo said ‘Now go live David!’ after he had finished his masterpiece.
Go to the Ponte Vecchio which is the only bridge in Florence that stood after being bombed and then there might be the guy who’s singing a song by U2 and if you see him, go sit in front of him and sing with him.
Do not hesitate about money to eat your lunch or dinner in a restaurant and take a napkin and keep it. You will watch this napkin when you hold it in your hands after your trip...
Have a good time in your tip and become a Floverence ☺