We went Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. This Basilica is principal Dominican church in Florence. Frescoes by masters of Gothic and early Renaissance are famous. Reflection of colorful stained glasses on the floor was awesome.
And we went to the oldest pharmacies Santa Maria Novella in Florence. Wow! It was opened in 1612. This house is really huge and smells good. You can get what you want because shopping lists in many languages were displayed.
We had a real italian lunch at Il Francescano where our Italian house owner recommended. Two thumbs up! It was really delicious. After having gelato at cute gelateria, we walked along the river Arno, accros the Ponte Vecchio and back to the Basilica Santa Croce again where our accommodation located. Florence is so beautiful!
Visited leather school, the Scuola del Cuoio. It’s situated between many leather stores and just behind the Basilica Santa Croce. There are many tourists to buy leather stuffs for souvenir. You can escape from this huge crowd as soon as you enter the main gate of this school. It’s very calm and there is a beautiful backyard. And many leather bags and stuffs were displayed in the school. I bought some leather bracelets for my friends and reserved one-day course. So excited! Will update my first leather bag making performance soon. 😀
Mom and I found an awesome antique shop near the Basilica di Santa Croce. There were many interesting stuffs. We dug up this shop for a while. My mom bought some antique spoons and boxes. The shopkeeper in pink dress was very kind and nice. If you like antique thing, it’s good to visit there.
OMG! 463 narrow steps to climb to the Cupola! It was raining when we reached to the top. It was similar and different view from the top of the Bell Tower. And our outfits are similar and different also. 😀
We arrived in Florence at night. We were exhausted because we had to carry our super heavy baggages to third floor without lift. After a long sleep, we encountered the awesome view from our bedroom. We are in Florence!
We had italian spaghetti, pizza and Con Panna in Piazza della Repubblica.
After charging up our strength, we climbed up to the top of the bell tower. We looked on red roofs and the Cupola of the Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore.
Buongiorno! Moved to Florence from Paris! I stayed for 3 weeks in Florence and had some one-day trips to Assisi, Bologna, Siena and Cinque Terre. This is a short road movie in Italy. I will update some pictures soon.