Florence: the city of art

Hi again,

So far this summer I had the chance to spend a weekend in Florence. I travelled from Verona by train and spent the sunny couple of days walking everywhere in the city, visiting museums and buildings.

The first day we got here we dropped off our bags at Hotel Milu on Via de’ Tornabuoni which is right at the centre of Florence.

 

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We immediately left to go see the Duomo but the line was too long in order to go in as we had reserved a slot for the Uffizi at 12:45 and we needed to have a quick lunch. For lunch we headed to a chic vegan place on the terrace of the shop of Luisa via roma.

 

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I ate avocado on toast mixed with mint leaves and two poached eggs on top.

Straight after we headed to the Uffizi which was nearby la Piazza Della Signoria where a replica statue of the David stands at the entrance of the public building. Compared to other big history of art museums such as the Louvre or Musée d’Orsay this was much less overwhelming as the rooms were very well seperated and you could easily weave your way through them crossing all the time periods from Botticelli to Michelangelo and Titian. Not only the artworks were beautiful but the rooms too, they were very ornate and the ceilings were painted very delicately.

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My Favourite rooms contained a lot of statues such as the golden room on the left wing of the museum:

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The key pieces in the museum were the Doni Tondo by Michelangelo with its vibrant colours, the Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo with its realistic faces creeping out of the page, the Venus of Urbino by Titian and the Laocoon and his sons by unknown.

 

We then took some pictures at the golden hour and ate dinner at a local restaurant in which they took classic recipes and made them their own.Facetune_13-07-2018-20-22-52.JPG

 

For day two we went to see a university named Polimoda and later headed to the Gucci museum which I really wanted to see for my project I am writing on the brand. The museum was called the Gucci Garden as they mixed nature and different themes in each room to suit the theme of the collection they were showing. My favourite room was one inspired by nature in which arms were coming out of the wall to hold the bags in mid air.

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The second best room was one that Gucci designed with Björk and a dress that took two months to make:

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The day after we left but two days was definitely not enough to take in the whole city as it is so packed with beautiful things at least a week would be needed. I am definitely planning on living I this city one day.

 

Lots of love,

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