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Let's start with  Pisa . We took the trip in April, so the weather was not too good. We tried to walk around the city on days with a high probability of rain, and not to go, for example, to the mountains. We spent a couple of days in Pisa, and both days, the weather was "fifty-...
Author: Nikolkaya Source: nikolkaya.livejournal.com Translated by: Zoozi
Our cruise began in  Rome . We arrived there the day before. Here’s the Piazza Navona. Previously, there was a stadium that defined the shape of the square. In addition to the fountains, there’s the Church of St. Agnes in the photos.  The Pantheon is a...
Before our trip to Siena, we had an hour of free time so we went to the  Basilica di Santa Croce. We saw this church on the side of  the Bardini Gardens. We went inside. Tickets are 6 Euros. Everything inside is in scaffolds. There are many beautiful stained glass...
We wanted to get from Villa Bardini to the bridge parallel to Ponte Vecchio b ut we did not find the road. It was getting dark and we didn't have time to look for the road in this unknown place. We made it the next day. This is the  Ponte Vecchio Florence : Along the...
You can see on the map (the black dashed line) how to get from  the Palazzo Pitti  through  Giardino di Boboli  to the Villa Bardini. This place is also called the  Giardino Bardini . History of the Gardens has continued for 700 years. Of course, the owners...
Giardino di Boboli  is a park adjacent to  the Palazzo Pitti . I've read that Giardino di Boboli served as the exact model for all of the royal European parks, including Versailles. This is the Palazzo Pitti. And here are entrances to ...
After a sightseeing tour, we had some free time so we decided to go to the other side of the Arno River, toward the  Palazzo Pitti . The Medici family had two residences: the Palazzo Vecchio at  Piazza della Signoria , that we saw recently, and the Palazzo Pitti...
We continued further through the center of  Florence . The Old Town covers an area of less than 1 square mile (1 square kilometer). So I had a feeling that there were more tourists here than in Rome. It was definitely cramped!  We came to the  Basilica di Santa Croce, ...
From La Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore ( the Duomo ), we go to the  Piazza della Repubblica . This is the center of  Florence . The Colonna dell'Abbondanza is thought to stand at the intersection of the ancient Roman roads. We are walking...
La Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore , or simply the Duomo, is the main cathedral in  Florence . Construction started in the 13th century and it is still being built to this day! In Italy, it is the second largest cathedral after the Basilica di San Pietro in...
On a nearby hill there is another cool observation deck where you can see Florence  from a glance! After two hours of walking, I went back to the central part of the city - after all there is also a lot to see. Here is a Florentine lady with her dog: This is the  Ponte Vecchio...
No matter how hard it was to get up at 6 am after yesterday's adventures, we had no choice. I had to fly home to Moscow soon, so I felt the need to take advantage of my last day in Italy instead of just sleeping at the hotel. Arriving at the station, I bought a ticket for Milan Express; it...
From Pisa to  Florence was a little over an hour's drive, during which time we built up an appetite.  So our first stop was to a cozy restaurant with a beautiful view of thec Ponte Vecchio - the ancient bridge over the Arno river: The bridge was built in 1345: There are...