florence in 100 pictures part 2 is the rest of the time i spent in town.
this is downtown, on this side of the arno river.
this is a favourite spot of mine, the garden of an art gallery.
we’re crossing the river to get to oltrarno, florence’s south bank.
we started climbing up because we’re going to forte di belvedere to see jan fabre’s exhibition.
this is right outside the entrance. you can see one of the pieces on top of the wall.
this is my favourite piece, i love it how it was placed to get it a fiorentine context. if you are interested, find that i’m planning to post on jan fabre in florence separately.
fighting the heat at the bar of the fort. i have this thing when i travel: i try to drink local soft drinks and this one was the most interesting. it’s made from chinotti from sicily, a sort of citrus fruit. bitter but definitely enjoyable, especially ice cold.
palazzo pitti hiding the boboli gardens. i merely passed it by this time around.
we had lunch in a nice tavola calda and then walked around the oltrarno area.
we spent at least one hour in specola. i’ll post about the exhibition of beautiful insects later, separately. here you have a few japanese artefacts.
we crossed the river and we’re back on the other bank.
this is the famous porcellino in el mercato nuovo. they say rubbing its snout will bring you good luck.
more duomo pictures since i love the shots where the duomo peaked at the end of cute little streets.
this is another clet intervention.
this is piazza di san marco.
and last but not least, this is an unplanned stop on the last morning. we were just driving out of the city and i realized that we were going to pass by piazzale michelangelo. so we stopped for coffee, cornetto and unparalleled views of the city.
across the valley, forte di belvedere is visible as well as the giardino bardini. i plan to see them the next time i’m in town.
goodbye, florence! we’ll certainly be back!
stay tuned for more posts from our italian tour!
photo credits: little aesthete