22 Photos To Inspire Your Trip To Florence, Italy

 

Our days off work in Florence have meant lots of gelato, walks to the pool, and taking advantage of cooler (read: anything below 90 F) weather to explore Florence. This city is a real charmer, with its stunning architecture, incredible art museums, and rolling green hills in the surroundings. I've been enjoying photo walks around the city to try to capture my first impressions over our first months here.

I wanted to give you a quick walk around the city that is my new home and share some spots that might inspire you to plan a visit soon (but choose to come in the fall, winter, or spring!).

 

View from Piazzale Michelangelo

The day we walked up to Piazzale Michelangelo, it was hot. I was melting as we walked up the massive hill and thought I'd pass out when we had to carry the stroller up some steps. But, this view -- worth it.

Photo by J; You can find more of his gorgeous photos on Shutterstock.

Photo by J; You can find more of his gorgeous photos on Shutterstock.

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Photo by J; You can find more of his gorgeous photos on Shutterstock.

Photo by J; You can find more of his gorgeous photos on Shutterstock.

The Bardini Museum

I've already raved about the Bardini, so I won't go on and on here, but if you are in Florence, you should visit. The collection paired with the blue walls are stunning.

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Forte di Belvedere

Forte di Belvedere was yet another hill climbed on another brutally hot day. However, this was one of the top places I really wanted to visit because of the current Ytalia exhibit being held here and across the city. The massive white skeleton is what really caught my eye, especially with its placement framing Santa Maria del Fiore.

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Forte Belvedere

Galleria dell'Accademia

My sister and I enjoyed a girls' day to visit the David, where we quickly learned why you can't visit Florence without going to the Accademia.

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The David
Inside the Accademia

San Miniato al Monte

Florence can be a pretty expensive city to visit when you want to see all of the sights, but San Miniato al Monte is both beautiful and free!

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View of Firenze

More Gorgeous Places to see Around Florence

The opportunities for sightseeing in Florence really never end. You've got Basilica di Santo Spirito, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Maria Novella, Synagogue and Jewish Museum (I highly recommend a visit and will blog about it soon), and of course, the breathtaking Santa Maria del Fiore.

Photo by J; You can find more of his gorgeous photos on Shutterstock.

Photo by J; You can find more of his gorgeous photos on Shutterstock.

Photo by J; You can find more of his gorgeous photos on Shutterstock.

Photo by J; You can find more of his gorgeous photos on Shutterstock.

Photo by J; You can find more of his gorgeous photos on Shutterstock.

Photo by J; You can find more of his gorgeous photos on Shutterstock.

Duomo, Santa Maria del Fiore, Firenze, Italy
Duomo, Florence, Italy
Santa Maria Novella, Firenze
Synagogue in Florence

Are you convinced to visit the beautiful Florence?

 

I'm linking up with the lovely ladies from Wanderful Wednesday!