The Beauty of Florence and Chianti

by Stefania Bufano

Adventures in Wonderland

We spent two days in Florence. We decided to not rush all over trying to cram everything in. Better to see a few things well than a lot of things in a blur. On our first day we gaped at the stunning magnificence of the duomo, but didn’t go inside, went to the Uffizi Gallery, where I melted in front of the Botticellis, walked across the Arno on the Ponte Vecchio, still lined with jewellery shops, and climbed to Piazzale Michaelangelo on a hill above Florence for some wonderful views of the city.

On the way to the Uffizi we met this fellow – who would move for a fee.

And then this one.

And from inside the Uffizi, through double paned windows I took this picture of the Arno River.

Ponte Vecchio – the buildings that are attached to both sides of the bridge house jewellery shops. It was…

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