Three hours in Florence
So on my way back from Prato I had a few hours to spare in Florence (either that or sit in the airport), so I decided to make the most of it and explore the city. This is a bit of a long blog post – I actually ended up taking a lot of photographs despite the short amount of time.
The crowds of tourists soon began to gather in the square by the cathedral. This was actually when the city was quite quiet, when I passed through here at about 11am later that morning it was actually quite difficult to move across. I would definitely recommend starting early if you want to avoid the crowds.
There were so many places with amazing biscuits, cake, pastries and a whole host of other sweet treats. I’d already bought a rather large amount of biscotti from Prato so I resisted buying more from Florence too.
Since I had a limited amount of time I got hold of a map and planned a route that I thought would take me about an hour to walk – from the main train station to Piazzale Michelangelo. This took me past the main cathedral, over the river Arno and up a steep hill to get a great view over the city.
And this was the view. I would love to have been here to see the sunset over the Tuscan hills.