Florence is perhaps best known for being the seat of Renaissance art, and rightly so: A greatest-hits collection of artists passed through its streets – Michelangelo, Leonardo, Botticelli, and Brunelleschi among them. Hanya Yanagihara

Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. On the day of my arrival, I visited one of its most iconic sights, the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto.

The majestic architecture melts my heart, I feel as if I am traveling in time, to past, far far away lands; a time that kings, queens and princes were in charge.  Life is beautiful when you explore the unknown and travel through time. We grabbed two wine glasses from a wine bar with a nice view and sat right in front of the Duomo and enjoyed admiring the exterior. 


Passing through the canals and walking over the Ponte Vecchio, the picturesque medieval arched river bridge with Roman origins, lined with jewelry & souvenir shops made me feel alive.

Ponte Vecchio

Florence Cathedral, formally the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, is the cathedral of Florence, Italy. It represents Italian Gothic architecture in its best way. 

Florence, Italy
Florence, Italy

To see the sun sink down, drowned on these brown and golden roofs, and overwhelm Florence with tides of color that make all the sharp lines dim and faint and turn the solid city to a city of dreams, is a sight to stir the coldest nature.” – Inspired by Mark Twain

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