The Happiness to be an Italian # Florence
Florence on palm – Part Three
Today’s publication for Florence is outlining the places from where you can see the whole brilliance of the city from high. On the other side of the tower of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, which is known to be the tallest building in Florence, there are other places that open up dashing panoramas over the Renaissance city.
The first place is Palazzo Pitti or more precisely Boboli’s gardens. Palazzo Pitti is impressive in size and has been owned by the Medici family for centuries. The construction of the palace began around 1458 under the order of Luca Pitti, a prominent merchant who was a rival to the Medicis. Subsequently, things happened that Pitti’s family was in a financial crisis and was forced to sell the palazzo to Cosimo I Medici. Today, the palace houses rich and diverse themed museums – from fashion through architectural to artistic. Here is the time to note that I will only pay attention to Boboli Park. The development of the park began in the 16th century. By building meadows, alleys, small caves and beautiful panoramic views. Consequently, the gardens are aesthetically shaped by the inclusion of additional decorative elements, thus creating an open-air museum containing Roman statues from the 16th century and the 17th century. This way the Boboli gardens become a distinct appearance of the Renaissance. The park combines natural art in the form of labyrinths and interesting forms, as well as growing plants with the presence of sculptures, water attractions such as master fountains and caves linking to the mythology. What is being achieved in the gardens is the creation of a living museum of natural beauty which inspires its visitors to date.
The cost to buy a ticket depends on how you combine it, so I can not give you specific prices, but I can tell you that it varies between € 5 and € 12;
Each museum in the complex has separate working hours, most of which work between 8:30 and 18:30;
My personal opinion is that you have to visit Boboli gardens to feel the taste of the Great Medici dynasty and to see the true meaning of Renaissance art expressed through nature;
The next place is my favorite in all of Florence. Here I have experienced the most magical sunset in my life. It’s the magnificent Michelangelo Square. On this piazza, I witnessed how the warm Tuscan sun merges with the waters of the Arno River, and all this in the company of the architectural heritage of the Renaissance has become a memory that will last for a lifetime. I hope that through my pictures you will feel this magic and you will understand that I do not exaggerate in any way the representation of this place. I’ve been here almost at any time of the day, so you can enjoy pictures of day, night and sunset. Almost every moment the place is crowded with tourists but if you are lucky enough you can experience even more relaxed hours, which is an incredible phenomenon. In addition to enjoying the view, you can also see the statue of David which symbolizes both Florence and the Renaissance all over the world.
You can visit the square at any time of the day;
There are often small events in the square such as: a bazaar with typical Italian food that can be eaten at a place, necklace, etc .;
Here you can spend the most romantic times with your mate on the steps of the square with an unforgettable view of Ponte Vecchio and the rest of Florence.
Bonus: I’ll tell you about a hidden place that is not popular amongst tourists. This place is the small town of Fiesole which will give you an incredible panorama over Florence and some of the Tuscan fields around the city. The view can be compared to the one you will get over Sofia from Kopitoto (Vitosha). I will let you get some impressions through the photos.
The city may not be popular yet for tourists but it is the place where many Florentines come for the extremely warm summer;
You can get there by taking bus number 7 from the central train station of Florence. It takes you to the main square of Fiesole for 30 minutes;
Important! Keep in mind that Florence public transport tickets are valid for 90 minutes;