Florence in a day: what I like about Florence

Have you ever visited Florence? I you haven’t I suggest you to go as soon as you can. 

I have been there more or less four times, and the last one was two days ago after a sudden decision made the day before the visit. I was at home wondering about what I could do the next day and suddenly I had this idea to go and spend again a very good time in Florence. 

Despite the fact that I have been there so many time, I still have had the chance to visit Palazzo Pitti and this is very funny because it is the aim of all my travels to Florence, but at the end of the journey I always realise that I wasn’t able to do it. For one reason or an other I always fail on this mission. It looks like a curse. 

Anyway, there are so many great things to see in Florence. I always go for a classic walk that starts from the Florence Cathedral and ends to Palazzo Pitti, passing from Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Repubblica, Galleria degli Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio. 

There are a lot of things that I like about Florence:

First of all, the architecture of the buildings is unique and it really looks like leaving in the Renaissance period. All of them are ancient but well maintained. It’s a museum city, let’s say.  

Second, it is more difficult to find a local inhabitant speaking Italian than a tourist speaking English, Spanish, Chinese or any other language. This happens there, more than in any other city in Italy because the concentration of tourist is very high. 

Third, the city and the Tuscany region are very well know for its tradition and high capability in dealing with leather and making leather goods. Indeed, most of the famous luxury brands have their production of leather goods in Tuscany. 

Finally, the city is very mysterious due to its ancient story and this has inspired many writers like Dan Brown in the novel called “Inferno”. One thing that its is not known by everyone is that there is a corridor called Corridoio Vasariano, which links Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti, passing through the Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio. It is now used as a corridor to expose art works and it is opened to the public only during some special occasions, but in the past it was used as a secret passage by the royals. 

 

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