Home - 2022 - Italy - Day 12 - Florence

Photographer: Josh Eckels

First light on our final Tuscan countryside sunrise

Very red

Varied clouds

Filtered sun

Red, orange, and purple

Sweeping in, right to left

Mist and shadows

Spider dropping in

Garden spot

Pieve dei Santi Stefano e Degna right above the road

The sun!

A bit to the south

Huge bee

Direct light


Vecchietta Square in the morning

Saying goodbye to the view


Our room in Florence at Hotel Torre Guelfa

Our private terrace

Rooftop view

Hotel entance

It's pork o'clock

Waiting for our sandwiches

Il Magnifico - porchetta with truffle sauce

Outside Orsanmichele, former granary

Where they kept the grain

Guilds competed to have the fanciest statues

Palazzo Vecchio

Fountain of Neptune

Colonna dell'Abbondanza

Slides of the Baptistery, Cathedral, and Bell Tower

Giotto's Bell Tower

Duomo and Bell Tower

Top of the Duomo

Top section of the bell tower

Long line to enter

Baptistery doors

Baptistery door detail


The famed dome

Southern wall

Bell tower

Bell tower

Inside Basilica di San Lorenzo

Central dome

Constallation cheat sheet


Facade of Basilica di San Lorenzo

Palazzo Strozzi

Crossing the Arno

Egrets in the muck

Ponte Santa Trinita and Ponte Vecchio from Ponte all Carraia

Basilica di Santo Spirito

Palazzo Pitti

Monument to Benvenuto Cellini

Prosecco on our terrace

Palazzo Vecchio in the late afternoon sun

Dusk approaches

Palazzo Vecchio in the twilight

The dome

Hippo hello

Negroni and bubbly to start

A tasty cucumber dish


Tomato risotto




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