We have been to Florence before but. as we were in the area, we thought that another visit wouldn't go amiss. My favourite part about a visit to Florence is when you walk along the beautiful streets, turn the corner and there, spread out before you is the magnificent Duomo standing majestically in front of you. It is a 'take your breathe away' moment, no matter how many times you do it. My photographs don't do it justice, as it is very difficult to get the whole of it in, it is so vast !!
Sorry about my photographs. They always seem to lean somewhat to the left !!
The Arno river crosses Florence and passes below the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge.
The Piazza della Signoria
A replica of Michelangelo's David ..... the original is in the Academia Museum.
So, a very pleasant day was spent in Florence consisting of culture, wine and good food.
San Gimignano is a small, walled, medieval town in the Siena region of Tuscany. It is mainly famous for its towers of which there were 72 , of which only 14 of varying heights remain. They have become San Gimignano's international symbol.
Tradition now dictates that when on holiday, we climb every tower in sight !! Thank goodness that there is only one tower in San Gimignano that the public can climb !! But..... the lovely part of climbing towers is that you get a great vantage point for some amazing views and therefore, photographs.
You will be pleased to know that there is just one more post of our holiday to come !!
I will treat you all to the delights of Siena next time.