Yay! First day of no work and all play officially begins! We hired a personal driver to drive us from Bologna to Florence and then Pisa! The scenery from Bologna to Florence was breathtaking! We were driving through lushes green mountains. I tried taking photos but just ended up taking a bunch of blurry green pictures =.=
There were soo many tourists that day in Florence! We were dropped off at the Piazza del Duomo.
This was one of my favourite pictures taken of Florence! The octagonal building is the Baptistery of St John.
The buildings are magnificent! I felt as if I walked right into the game Assassin! The buildings were so beautiful they looked fake! It's hard to believe buildings this gorgeous are actually right in front of you! I got used to this later on as I realise pretty much all historical buildings in Italy look this magnificent. Esp the ones in Rome omggg
It was great for picture taking because you have superb backdrop everywhere!! For example...
And another example. Ok the background is not that great but hey a horse drawn carriage! =P
At the souvenir stand
Giotto's bell tower
The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore - 4th largest church in Europe!
Close up of the entrance
I can't believe how much detail is put into these buildings! I've never seen anything like this before!
Look at the miniture sculptures on the wall! omfgg
Side of the the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
Such pretty paintings!! Very talented man!
Another one of my favourite pictures taken of Florence! Look how blue the sky is!! I felt soo lucky during this trip because I had weather like this everyday!!
They were selling a lot of these aprons in Florence and Pisa which was super interesting lol!
Taking silly photos with my bf's mummy and his god sister~ still outside the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. On a different side now
How HUGE and pretty is the door?
Yay! Ice cream time!!!
Happily eating our yummy ice cream in Florence <3
After walking all the way around the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore we went in search for the Ponte Vecchio, the old bridge over the Arno river.
Walked past the Piazza della Repubblica
Another talented painter, you see a lot of these street painters in Italy.
And omg another super talented artist drawing with chalk on the ground! Amazing!
A mini market in the Loggia dei Lanzi
Close up of the sculpture on the wall of the Loggia dei Lanzi
Such a pretty building!! Retail shops on level one and probably apartments in the upper levels.
Then a mini parade went by!
The coat of arms of Florence on the drums
Medieval outfits in bright colours~
The town hall of Florence - Palazzo Vecchio (The old palace)
A lot of these sculptures surrounded the Palazzo Vecchio
This was actually a real person not a sculpture!
And then we found the Ponte Vecchio
Before leaving for Pisa the driver drover us to a mountain top to view the entire city of Florence
How pretty is the sky?
You can see the Palazzo Vecchio and the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore with the dome roof!
I did a LOT of search on Wikipedia for the names of those buildings. I had no idea what they were when I was in Florence. It was more like OoOO pretty buildings!! *snap snap snap* OooO nice bridge! *snap snap* lol! Hope you enjoyed the Florence post! Next stop~ the leaning tower of Pisa!