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Mr. Misadventures and I took thousands of pictures during our trip to Italy. Between our food tour in Florence, our Tuscan countryside adventures heading to Siena, our Context Travel Tour in Siena, our under the Tuscan sun wanderings, and the amazing rooftop at the Westin, lots and lots of photos were taken!

Here are some “leftovers” from Florence that are too pretty to not share! Thanks to Mr. Misadventures who supplied plenty of them, his favorites can be found in the Tuscany portfolio on his site, Sel & Poivre Photography.

Florence is such a walking city and it is so easy to capture everyday life. Like laundry. Whenever I am hang drying clothes in our closet at home, my hubby will say, “what is this, Italy?” It’s kind of a French thing, even though you see it all over Marseille as well. Whatever the origin, images like this make it hard to say it is a stereotype! We find it to be whimsical.

Italian-Life-FLORENCE

Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

Every building has a story, like this old family castle turned into a museum. They kept the rings in which they would tie off the horses.

FLORENCE-Building

Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

The shop and their displays are calling out to have their pictures taken. Like this candy display in the window of Caffè Gilli. We had coffee here a few times and I drooled over the sweets.

Candy-display-Caffe-Gilli-Florence

Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

The store front of La Bottega Dell’Olio, the olive oil and balsamic vinegar store that we spent way too much money in!

La Bottega Dell'Olio Florence

Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

We visited multiple places that afforded spectacular views of the city from many different angles. Like this one from the Villa Bardini gardens.

Villa-Bardini-Gardens-Florence

Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

This was from either the Boboli Gardens or the Palazzo Pitti, I can’t remember!

FLORENCE-Duomo-View

Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

And another.

FLORENCE-Hills

Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

And another.

FLORENCE-Hills

Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

The Giardino delle Rose just below the Piazzale Michelangelo, both of which offer magnificent views of Florence. My friend Katie of Domestiphobia visited near this spot after an epic Tuscan farm dinner. And despite her food coma, she agreed it is stunning.

Giardino-delle-Rose-Florence

Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

Mr. Misadventures has a photographic fascination with statues and he is always trying to capture them at interesting angles, like this lion in the courtyard between the Westin and St. Regis.

Lion-Westin-Courtyard-FLORENCE

Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

Or this lion near the Piazza del Duomo.

Lion-near-Duomo-FLORENCE

Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

Of course, we visited the Duomo as well. We were there first thing when they opened, but it is already too late for good light for photography, but the hubby took an interesting photo nonetheless!

Top-of-the-Duomo

Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

That’s it for our trip to Florence. It was our second trip and we look forward to a third in the future. It is such a great home-base for exploring Tuscany and there is lots more to explore!

How about you? Do you have a favorite city you have explored multiple times? What keeps you going back? Have you been to Florence? Do you have spots I should visit?

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