—— 19.03.13 | travel ——

florentine memories

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Basilica di Santa Croce {Wearing Sessun Coat, Primark scarf, Park Lane boots}

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Street side black and white photo booths

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Beautiful restaurants with pot plants mounted on its walls {Wearing Topshop cropped knit, Primark dress, Park Lane boots}

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Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore aka Duomo

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Florentine leather at San Lorenzo market

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Pretty streets, alleys and buskers

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Endless amounts of visually pleasing and positively delicious gelato

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Ponte Vecchio from afar and close

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Piazzale Michelangelo

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Piazzale Degli Uffizi {Wearing Sessun Coat, Emma Cook x Topshop jumper, Zara jeans, Topshop boots}

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The view of Florence from Palazzo Vecchio

{Photos by Tom & I}

Tried my best to cull this down however Florence is just so beautiful I just couldn’t do it. From its endless rays of sunshine to its magnificent riverside views, Florence just kept giving. The mountains of delectable gelato – hazlenut, lemon, strawberry, coconut, banana.. endless flavours for endless orders of triple scoop waffle cones. Seeing the Statue of David at literally every single tourist location and then seeing the real thing at the Galleria dell’Accademia. Its historic buildings and quirky touches. Not to mention the Floretine roofscape! Those terra cotta tiles that seem to cover every single building in Florence. I just couldn’t get over how pretty Florence was not just from ground level, but also from above. One of the highlights from my trip was climbing the hundreds of steps up to Piazzale Michelangelo (where once again, we saw another David). The view of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo was unsurpassed. There was a busker singing acoustic love songs in front of the beautiful panoramic backdrop of Florence and there was literally so much romance in the air that I almost expected to see someone be proposed to! The entire vibe of the city was one that was laid back and local. It was such an enchanting place to stay and a stop not to be missed. It was really Italy at its best.

  • Alexia Mickens

    Florentine is beautiful! Now I’m craving gelato at 530 in the morning >_<
    xx, Alexia from In The Meantime
    xx, Alexia from In The Meantime

  • http://twitter.com/justlikesushi Joyce.

    So many amazing pictures! Looks like you had a great time!

    With love,

    Joy
    justlikesushi.com

  • rhodawong

    these travel photos are all impeccable!

    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/rougeimaginaire Hanne Willekens

    you should have gone to san miniato instead of piazzale michelangelo, you have an amazing view over the city from there :)

  • Oz_Asian

    Going through all your photos makes me want to travel <3.

  • Jessie Frederick

    So beautiful!! Italy is at the top of my travel list.

    Jessie
    http://jessieanna.blogspot.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrea.ryan.921 Andrea Ryan

    How do people get money to go places like this when they are young??

  • http://livedlovedlaughedcried.blogspot.co.uk/ Laura Jones

    i am so jealous! looks like you had a wonderful time:-) x

  • http://profiles.google.com/big.picture.stuff Big Picture Stuff

    CCUUTTEE!!

    my fav pic is the one with you and David and the one with the gelato! :)

    Europe suits you quite well connie! :)

    loving the tavel blog feel of these photos!

    xox

    v&v

    (val and vess!)

  • http://twitter.com/MyDulde Gaby Fuentes

    Sooo beautiful!!!! love the pictures!

    http://yourdulde.blogspot.com/

  • http://denysiayu.blogspot.com/ Denysia

    I love how bright Florence is! :)

  • novarinna

    How Cute you Kani.. Beautiful Pictures and amazing vacation <3

    Chic Swank

  • Janine Vasta

    You captured your Florence – and mine – perfectly. I will be back there in a few weeks. It’s my favourite city in the world. You looked very happy there too!

  • http://shesnotjuliet.blogspot.com/ Anhi

    i can’t get over the beauty of florence. such amazing photos! i really want to travel again.

  • Fiona

    I have always wanted to visit Florence and these photos just made me want to even more. It looks so majestic. Some day…some day…

    Fiona xo

    http://thescarletribbonblog.blogspot.ie/

  • http://www.sweet-honeydew.com/ sweet_honeydew

    What beautiful pictures! I hope to travel to Florence someday too.

    http://www.sweet-honeydew.com

  • Penelope

    I hope this doesn’t seem too weird but could you post a summary of your itinerary to Europe! would love to get advice on where to stay, places to visit, estimated amt of expenses etc? I’m planning my euro grad trip and the places you visited just looks so beautiful! xoxo

  • http://ravenmaidenmaven.blogspot.com/ Lydia Teo

    Florence seems so beautiful! Really wanna go there someday, and I reallyyy wanna eat the gelato hahaha

    ravenmaidenmaven.blogspot.com