At the beginning of April I was lucky enough to spend a few days in the beautiful place that is Florence with Rory (my other half!) and what a brilliant few days it was. Aside from a few 'slight hiccups' including a diverted plane to Pisa airport, a bus journey to Florence and loss of baggage for 24 hours, the trip was amazing and rather than feeling negative about the whole situation, we ended up seeing the funny side and loved every minute. I'll be sure to visit Florence again soon, but the next time I'll be choosing to fly with a different airline!
Here are the best bits from our trip to Florence...I've captioned each photo in case you fancy escaping and booking a last minute getaway!
|The stunning view from the top of the Museo di Palazzo Vecchio.|
|One of many great cup's of coffee!|
An angelic cupid statue spotted inside the Museo di Palazzo Vecchio, so so cute.
Standard comment from Rory during the trip: 'Why do you keep taking pictures of all the shop windows?'...I was like a kid in a sweetshop the whole time! I got a little snap happy as there was gorgeous leather goods everywhere I turned...
Oh and don't get me started on this delicious breakfast.
The Palazzo Vecchio, situated in the buzzing Piazza Della Signoria, one of the main squares in Florence.
More leather bags...
Pretty in Pink - another favourite window display.
We stayed in the Gallery Art Hotel and it was an amazing experience as it's based right in the heart of the city, making it much easier to explore. We did so much walking but we felt like we'd walked the whole city in just 4 days. You can find more information on this ultra modern 4 star hotel here.
The room was stylish yet comfortable and we definitely hope to visit again soon!
As we went around Easter time, the specialist chocolate shops had such amazing displays, and one too many eggs to feast your eyes on, yum!
We discovered this little restaurant whilst exploring the city and we're so glad we did. The place itself is small and friendly and the food is very traditional and cooked in an open kitchen, so you can see all the super fresh ingredients being added to each dish. If you're a foodie, this place is a must visit!
How gorgeous is this little shop? Never seen anything like it, the work that had gone into the shop front was insane and certainly attracted our attention.
Views from outside the Cupola Del Brunelleschi, we really wanted to go inside but the queues were huge so we missed out on this amazing landmark. Maybe next time!
I'm pretty happy with myself here as this is the first outfit I could wear after having no luggage for 24 hours so being reunited with my makeup bag made me feel like the happiest girl in the whole of Florence!
I hope you've enjoyed my travel diary whether you've visited Florence before or if you're thinking of booking your next city break.
I'd love to hear your travel experiences of Florence in the comment section below.
Thanks for reading,