In all its beauty – Florence is a buzzing City. I don’t want to imagine Florence during the season. But there is a smaller, pretty sister very close – Fiesole.
Great vegan restaurant in Florence, close to Palazzo Pitti. Very modern interior and menu. Delicious Ice Cream and very friendly staff.
Ponte Vecchio joins the centre of Florence with the district of Oltrarno. The name is not as romantic as it sounds – it literally means „old bridge“. Just say it as it is.
To make it in the Palazzo Pitti without endless queuing in the hot sun you either book a tour or you come very late. Half an hour was left for me to visit one exhibition. decide what you want to see, because you pay either for the museum or for one of the exhibitions. The people at the counter are not very interested in helping you or understanding you, while I asked for a ticket to see „celebrating wool“ I got a ticket that allowed me to see the „womens power“ exhibition.
You can find an aperitivo throughout any major city or town in North-Italy. And us Germans like the idea of it.
The institute degli innocenti is regarded as a well-known example of early Italian Renaissance architecture and was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. Originally a childrens orphanage, it became a very important institution in caretaking and education for children and families.
One should think there is no hipster third wave coffee in the land of espresso, cappuccino and latte macchiato, a country having coffee specialities invented like cafe affogato and cafe frappe.
Orto Botanico di Firenze – is the botanical gardens in Florence and an oasis of calmness in a buzzing city. I have never ever visited a city as loud as Florence. It is actually very, very exhausting. To escape the noises I went into the botanical gardens, what was a good plan for proximately 15 minutes and then some groups arrived. The botanical garden looks more like the garden the Monte Christo or another mysterious Earl who left his huge Villa behind and the beautiful garden is left in the wilderness.
The duomo of Florence covers the cathedral di Santa Maria di Fiore and is one of the most beautiful cathedrals I have ever seen. It’s almost fluorescent in the night, golden in the early evening hours and pink early in the morning. Unfortunately, you can only see its full beauty during the night or early in the morning, otherwise the place is so crowded that you hardly see more than the top.
You might not have thought about it, but Venice in Italy and Marrakech have something in common – the best time to be there is spring or autumn. Fewer tourists, not that hot and incredibly beautiful light.
Have you seen my amsterdam post yet? I had such a great time there, especially because I got the key to a gorgeous, stylish little apartment. the apartment belongs to annalena, a very stylish and humorous person I haven’t seen for quite a while.
@rumbababakery #amsterdam #cafe #coffee #travel as promised in my post about amsterdam, my favourite cafe in amsterdam the rum baba get’s its own post. with a bit of delay because i was ill, but better late than never.