In almost every City in the World is a luxurious Hotel and I love them, even travelling cheap or Backpacking I usually visit one.
The Terrazza Mascagni at Livorno’s seaside is a beautiful belvedere. A walkway which follows the outline of the sea with numerous balustrades.
Livorno is a port city on the west coast of Tuscany in Italy. It’s also the City I lost my heart to in Tuscany. Port Cities have always their own charm – Livorno is no exception. Bleached out, left, almost morbid. Of course, it depends on the season. I am sure it’s buzzing with tourists in summer, seemingly yet another cheap Italian spot at the coast of the Ligurian sea.
Ponce Livornese is a classical drink you mainly get in Livorno, actually, I don’t think you get it anywhere else in Italy.
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.