Florence Scenes

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

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

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Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

And another.

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And another.

FLORENCE-Hills
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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.

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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 the St. Regis.

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Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

Or this lion near the Piazza del Duomo.

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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!

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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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12 Comments

  1. Annie
    June 16, 2015

    oh, Florence! you have my whole heart!! gorgeous photos.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      June 16, 2015

      @Annie, she is easy to fall in love with!

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  2. Tamara
    June 16, 2015

    I wish my leftovers looked so good! The one with the lion by the Duomo might be my favorite but they are all spectacular. I’m a fan of Florence. I’ve only been once but we will definitely go back. I had the most amazing pappa alla pomodoro soup there, perfect for a rainy day.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      June 16, 2015

      @Tamara, it is strange for such a small, walkable city, it is jammed-packed with a hundred things to do, so it is impossible to see it all in one trip…unless that trip is for a month! I missed trying that soup, now I must go back for that!

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  3. Kelly @ TastingPage
    June 16, 2015

    Thanks for that desk vacation. I’m so glad you didn’t keep those pictures to yourself. They’re too beautiful. I’ve been to Florence a few times and I feel like I love your Florence better than mine. I enjoy so much of Italy and Florence isn’t on the top of my list. I prefer the smaller towns and countryside – where you can really get some good clothing line shots!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      June 16, 2015

      @Kelly, I think it is good for a home-base, visit Florence a day or two, get out into the countryside, come back and visit some more. Having said that, I would love to rent a Tuscan farmhouse and stay a month pretending I could live there permanently.

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  4. jen
    June 16, 2015

    Juliette went to Florence this summer, Andi! She’s in Nice, now. She finally made it to Europe, if even without me. I loved this post – the picture of the bread in the windows – biscotti – whatever – and all those pastel petit fours. I feel like traveling is in my future – my next thing to conquer!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      June 17, 2015

      @Jen, oh, I am so excited for Juliette, I hope she loves and cherishes every moment!

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  5. Jess Benoit
    June 18, 2015

    Florence looks gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing these images with us!

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  6. Corina Ramos
    June 18, 2015

    Florence looks amazing! I would love to visit there one day. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos with us!

    Cori

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  7. Esther JuLee
    June 23, 2015

    so beautiful! I really need to make it out to Florence. *sigh 🙂

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    1. Andi Fisher
      June 23, 2015

      @Esther, yes! You do!

      Reply

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