I went with my daughter Niki to Florence last weekend and here are 10 things to do in Florence, if you just have two days and you love history as much as fashion.
Remember last Monday when I announced the winner of the $500 LuisaViaRoma X Trend Survivor giveaway, I told we would be in Florence for the 12th edition of Firenze4ever the bi-annual media event and the LVR Fashion and Technology summit ?
Well apart from the above and the super fun “Dream party” at ex Manifattura Tabachi featuring performances of Jasmine Thompson Petite Meller Dragonette Nervo we explored the city and it’s rich history.
Florence is the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and birthplace of the Renaissance. It is home to breathtaking masterpieces of art and architecture.
10 Things to do in Florence in 2 days
1. One of its most iconic sites is the Florence Cathedral.
2. The Galleria dell’Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David.”
3. The Uffizi Gallery exhibits preeminent works such as Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.” I had booked online a guided tour in advance with GetYourGuide. A wise decision….
4. Piazza della Signoria is the L-shaped square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. It was named after the Palazzo della Signoria, also called Palazzo Vecchio.
5. Ponte Vecchio The pastel-colored apartments upon shops selling art, jewelry, and souvenirs line the city’s oldest and most unique bridge Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River. It’s picture-perfect day and night.
6. Bar Ponte vecchio has the best ice-cream in Florence totally worth the price! But you know what they say if you don’t understand the price maybe it’s not for you… Which bring me to the best hot spot in Florence… if you are a designer shoe addict….
7. Aquazzura Boutique You know I love Florence-based Colombian designer, Edgardo Osorio We tried the Poppy Delevingne X Aquazzura collection and stay tuned because I did choose my favorite.
8. Pitti Palace Stroll across the Ponte Vecchio to the former Medici family residence. The Pitti Palace houses five museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art and the opulent Palatine Gallery. Even if you don’t have time to visit the Museums it’s worth a visit.
9. Boboli Gardens Relax and exersise with a visit to the public gardens laid out in the 15th–16th centuries, with Renaissance statues and ornate fountains. The gardens are behind the Pitti Palace, the main seat of the Medici grand dukes of Tuscany at Florence, are some of the first and most familiar formal 16th-century Italian gardens.
10. Luisa Via Roma Store Visit the top luxury fashion destination in Florence. Note, that during Firenze4Ever the store is open only by invitation to media and celebrities.
Before going to bed we watched documentaries about Florence:
There are so many more things to see. Please feel free to add your favorite places in Florence in the comments below…
Hopefully we will be back there soon…
Photos- Nina Papaioannou, Niki Svolou
Have a lovely Day!!!