This photo essay doesn’t really need an introduction: I was in Florence last week, and yes, it was a dream. It was my first time there and was so thrilled to finally see all the famous art and architecture in person. The weather was perfectly springtime-y, I had gelato every day, I took way too many photo of pretty lanterns, and I visited all the churches, museums, and cloisters.
This trip was exactly was I needed after a long German winter: Feeling the surprisingly strong spring sunshine on my skin, drinking late-night espressi, and reanimating my love for art which I sadly sometimes forget in my day to day life.
I’ll write more about my time in Florence soon, but first I’ll share my best photos! I know, I swore to take less photos this year, but honestly, there were so many pretty (and delicious!) things about Florence and I just had to take a few hundred, okay, 900 photos during my time there — and these photos are the ones I like best:
Florence being picture-perfect at dusk
Fruit shops in narrow streets
Shadow plays of the mysterious Vasari corridor
Springtime in the Boboli Gardens
View from the Bardini Gardens
Golden Hour by the Duomo
Find the Duomo I: Bardini Gardens Edition
Mushroom-stuffed ravioli with truffle sauce — so good!
Golden Hour street scenes
One crazy expensive espresso, but with a view of Piazza della Signoria
Find the Duomo II: Narrow Street Edition
Other people’s laundry is always way prettier than mine
An art historian with a view
Evening light by the Arno River
Italian buffalo mozzarella is all I need to be happy