My love for traveling made me explore alot in Europe and one of the first places I visited was Florence, Italy and the very famous Leaning Tower Of Pisa.
Starting with Florence, capital of the Tuscany region is very famous for its masterpieces in art and architecture and the birthplace of the Renaissance. While roaming around the streets of Florence, we came across many cafes serving gourmet sandwiches, hot dogs, pizza’s by the slice and their very famous and delicious gelato ice creams. One of the best flavours and the most recommended of all was the Panna Cotta gelato ice cream. The people here in Florence are very polite, humble and friendly and the food is made of fresh ingredients and is definitely worth it!
Statue Of David
Another attraction and one of the busiest tourists spots in Florence was that of the Statue of David- a 5.7 metre marble statue of a standing male nude. It is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501 and 1504 by Michelangelo. The statue is placed in a public square outside Pallazo della Signoria on the 4th of September 1504.
Street Shopping in Florence
The street shopping of Florence is something I would recommend you all not to miss out on. One of the best places is San Lorenzo Market where everything under the sun is available at affordable prices and is also known as the bargain hunter’s paradise. This market is also very well known for its souvenirs and is very well located and easily accessible to other places within Florence. One of the best buy’s I have had are their leather bags and scarfs. And yes, do not forget to bargain!
Leaning Tower Of Pisa
After a wonderful experience of good food and great street shopping, we headed towards the Leaning Tower Of Pisa. Our journey took about 1.5 hours as we drove down from Florence to Pisa-Livorno through the beautiful streets of Florence, enjoying the beautiful view alongside.
The Leaning Tower Of Pisa, built over a period of 199 years in three stages is very well known for its unintended tilt and is the third oldest structure in Pisa after the Cathedral and Baptistery. The height of this tower is about 55.86 metres and has around 296 steps in it and tilts at an average of 3.99 degrees.
Since I had gone on a family cruise trip and Florence was our first stop for a few hours, we managed to cover as much as we could. If you are planning a trip to Florence, the above mentioned should definitely be on your agenda!