Here we are again with the next part of our Italy trip. If you want to check out the first part of our trip please click here: Bella Italia 😎🇮🇹 – Genoa, Cinque Terre, Pisa
What do I need to say about Florence… I don’t think a lot. I have been to Florence four years ago already. It was wonderful to return and see old and new places. Still, the Piazza del Duomo, the Pallazzo Vecchio, and, of course, the Ponte Vecchio are the most famous and impressive parts of the city. We found a great spot the Piazzale Michelangelo from which we had a gorgeous view over the whole city of Florence. But enough babbling, welcome to Florence:
Four years ago, I went up the campanile (the bell tower) next to the Duomo. It was a horror trip for me. I am afraid of height, but it was not even the height. It was the staircase: steep narrow, and bold walls with nothing to hold on to. Too much overthinking almost led me into a panic attack. Most of all, when I went down from the highest level, where there was only an even more narrow spiral staircase, and people were coming toward me all the time. So, I told my husband to enjoy the tower by himself😇
And here is the Piazzale Michelangelo and the spectacular view from there:
Some funny thing about Florence is that they are decorating some traffic signs. There are not that many anymore as there were in 2018, but I still found a few:
The next day we took off to San Marino. San Marino is a small state like Liechtenstein. The country is even smaller than Liechtenstein but has a proportionally higher population density. The relationship between San Marino and Italy is pretty similar to Liechtenstein and Switzerland. For example, both countries have the same currency (in this case, the Euro), and there is no border between the countries. We visited the capital towering above the country with its three impressive towers.
San Marino is a landlocked country but the northeastern end is within 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) of the Italian city of Rimini on the Adriatic Sea. The nearest airport is also in Italy. The country’s capital city, the City of San Marino, is located atop Mount Titan, while its largest settlement is Dogana within the largest municipality of Serravalle. San Marino’s official language is Italian. (Source: Wikipedia)
We had some gelato (of course, that was on our daily menu) right at the abyss. And guess what, I was not afraid at all:
Thank you for enjoying this part of Italy and San Marino together with me. Next Friday, we will check out Rimini, Bologna, and Bellagio. I hope you join me again.
In Love and Light
I’ve always wanted to visit here. Years ago I read a novel that was set here, sounded special.
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It is a beautiful place, impressive and full of history.
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