Thursday, June 6, 2013

Florence In Pictures

Although my travels have taken me in or near Florence, Italy several times the past couple of years, I just realized I've never actually written about it here.

Serious blogger fail.

Florence is perhaps best-known for its famous sculptures. Well, one in particular: Michelangelo's David.


This is a replica, and I guess it's alright. If you're into sculpted naked men, I mean.

Actually, I hate to admit this, but Florence's world-famous works of art are completely wasted on me. I go to Florence for the food.

Also, this view...


The street artists are pretty impressive too.


Because it's Florence, even the light posts come with extra flair. Can't you just imagine them dancing when no one's looking?


Here are a few other pieces that caught my eye...



And, of course, no visit to Florence is complete without some oogling of the Ponte Vecchio and the spectacular Duomo.



Next up on the blog? Venice.

But first, I'm off to the Napa Valley for a much-needed girls' weekend.

P.S. You know you've been traveling too much when the TSA agent takes one look at you and says "You've done this a time or two haven't you..."

Happy Weekend!

{images via Elizabeth Farrar for Bella Vita}