The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 11: Florence Overview

Highlights of Florence, the city of arts, with Thor and me.

NOTE: Since travel is still on hold with the pandemic continuing, I’ve started a new blog series offering a virtual vacation and time-travel to my first big trip with Thor in 2008. Italy! Starting with highlight photos posted here on Saturday, Jan. 30, I’ll continue every week. Join us in Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, Venice, and Milan. Buon viaggio!

The Rambling Writer just got kidnapped by Thor, who insisted it was time for R&R and a trip to Hawaii (super safe with pandemic precautions). I’ll return with your Italy virtual vacation soon! Meanwhile, some highlights of Florence:

The stunning Duomo:

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 11: Florence Overview — 6 Comments

  1. When we were in Florence in 1959 they had a wonderful Easter procession. And I have vivid memories of the Piti Palace. For some reason it impressed 10 year ole me far more than the Medici palace. I was also fascinated with the collection of Leonardo sketches there.