Italy Travel ~ Images of Florence

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Florence is a photographer’s dream. Art, architecture, people, tradition…Around every corner is another photograph. Each one can tell a story. Enjoy these images of Florence.

Plaster cast of Rape of the Sabines sculpture in the Accademia -Photo by Margie Miklas
Plaster cast of Rape of the Sabines sculpture in the Accademia

 

The original sculpture is in the Piazza della Signoria. This sculpture was created from a single block of marble.

Original statue of David by Michelangelo ~ Photo by Margie Miklas
Original statue of David by Michelangelo in the Accademia
Duomo in Florence
Duomo in Florence
Love locks on railing around sculpture of Cellini
Love locks on railing around sculpture of Cellini
Basilica Santa Maria Novella
Basilica Santa Maria Novella
View of Duomo from Piazza Michelangelo
View of Duomo from Piazza Michelangelo
Basilica Santa Croce
Basilica Santa Croce
In front of Palazzo Pitti
In front of Palazzo Pitti
Ponte Vecchio
Ponte Vecchio
Baptistery doors
Baptistery doors
Carousel in Piazza della Repubblica
Carousel in Piazza della Repubblica
Latest designer fashions in Florence
Designer fashions in Florence
Rose window architecture of Florence Cathedral
Rose window architecture of Florence Cathedral
Leather vendors at San Lorenzo Market
Leather vendors at San Lorenzo Market

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image These photos don’t even scratch the surface of all there is to see in Florence. There is always a reason to return.

Have you been to Florence?  What is your favorite monument, place, or memory? I’d love to hear it. Please leave a comment.

21 Responses

  1. Wonderful photos! I’m still not sure if the Duomo is crazy-beautiful or crazy-grotesque! Either way, it took my breath away 🙂

  2. One statue or building, and so many angles to photograph! Thanks for offering us a few more perspectives on Florence.

  3. Thank you for the return trip to Florence! Sixteen years have passed since we traveled there, but the memories are as fresh as yesterday. When I walked in and saw the David I burst into tears. I had never dreamed I would have the opportunity to see this magnificent sculpture. Another memory…the rich, creamy ice cream cone I licked standing under my umbrella in the main plaza.

  4. I love the Oltrarno and walking up to San Miniato but I have to say my favourite thing is going to Mass at Santa Croce on Sunday mornings. I sit as close as possible to Michelangelo’s tomb and feel the creative inspiration! Ciao, Cristina

    • Ciao Cristina. Yes that would be beautiful. That church is really beautiful. And to know that so many famous people are buried there it is even more inspirational!

  5. You captured so many favorites! I love that you included the picture of the leather vendor. I tend to wander through the open air market stalls every day when I’m in Florence. Thank you for posting!

  6. Ahh Florence, what a beautiful city!! You’ve captured the essence brilliantly with your choice of photos – happy memories eh?! Great post, thanks for sharing your visit!

  7. The Ponte Vecchio always fascinated me! You could do a series of photos on that alone. And the Duomo!!! Beautiful, Margie! Love your photos.

  8. My friend and I got caught in a thunderstorm in Firenze. People jumped because of the thunder – then, laughed at themselves. Out came the umbrellas and plastic bags!

  9. dollygoolsby

    Florence is my favorite Italian city. Of course, going to the Accademia to see David is always on my list of what to do. My next favorite gallery is the Bargello. I love walking along the Arno in the evening, and seeing lights reflected off the water at night. Florence is indeed a walking town…climb up to Piazzale Michelangelo, go to the Mercato San Ambrogio or the Mercato Centrale. Climb up Giotto’s tower, or to the top of the Duomo, go to a park and feed the ducks. So much to do, in a beautiful city.

  10. I hate those wretched love locks!

  11. I love Florence. I really like wandering the back streets where there are few people and lots of treasures.

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