Photoguide: Florence, Italy

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FLORENCE PHOTOGUIDE

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Planning a trip to Florence? Or just in the mood to daydream? We totally get how chaotic traveling can be and wanted to make exploring the city as easy as possible. Honestly, who has extra time to plan photo-opps anyway? Our Photoguide covers the best places to take pictures in Florence Italy- from the Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio, we promise you won’t miss a snap. We’ve also included some major photo-opps around Tuscany so you can still be snapping away on your day trips. Whether you’re a travel blogger or traveling gypsy, explore over 30 locations (and their coordinates) in our Photoguide to Florence Italy. Enjoy and have a gelato for us! xx

Piazza del Duomo

Address: Via Roma, Piazza del Duomo

Coordinates: 43.772677, 11.254349

Sidewalker: Aimee Song | @songofstyle

Address: Piazza del Duomo

Coordinates: 43.773149, 11.255656

Sidewalker: Anouska | @anouskapb

Address: Piazza del Duomo

Coordinates: 43.77279, 11.25644

Sidewalker: Nastasia | @nastasiaspassport

Address: Campanile di Giotto, Piazza Duomo, 50122 Firenze, Italy

Coordinates: 43.7728, 11.2557

Sidewalker: Irina | @irinahp

Cupola del Brunelleschi

Address: Cupola del Brunelleschi, Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze, Italy 

Coordinates: 43.77315, 11.25701

Sidewalkers: Jenna Rice | @ricejenna + Rocky Barnes | @rocky_barnes

Sidewalker Sidenote: Florence is the best city to get lost in because all roads lead back to Florence’s main cathedral, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Del Fiore, or “The Duomo”. The Duomo is visible from almost all parts of the city so if you’re ever off the beaten path, just look up and you’ll spot the Duomo and find your way back to the city center. Just FYI, building the Duomo was no easy feat – it took over 200 years to complete. The Duomo is just one of the many architectural masterpieces you’ll find in Florence Italy!

Piazza della Repubblica

Address: Piazza della Repubblica, 50123 Firenze, Italy

Coordinates: 43.77137, 11.25388

Sidewalkers:  Zorica Lazic | @zokica_d +Tuğçe Yalçın | @tugceylcn

Fontana del Porcellino

Address: Via Val di Lamona, 50122 Firenze, Italy

Coordinates: 43.76987, 11.2542

Sidewalker: Rosie | @rosielondoner

Sidewalker Sidenote: When you’re visiting Florence Italy, make sure to visit the Fontana del Porcellino, a bronze fountain located in the heart of the city. Legends say that if you rub the boar’s snout you’ll guarantee yourself a return trip to Florence. Also, if you’re looking to up your luck, put a coin in the boar’s mouth for an instant boost.

Piazza della Signoria

Address: Piazza della Signoria, 50122 Firenze, Italy

Coordinates: 43.76957, 11.256

Sidewalker: Angelica Biancone | @itsangelica_b

Address: Piazza della Signoria, 50122 Firenze, Italy

Coordinates: 43.76938, 11.25589

Sidewalker: Pearl Wong | @wearlpong

Ponte Vecchio and Arno

Address: Ponte Santa Trinita, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Coordinates: 43.76899, 11.25031

Sidewalker: Jinny | @theurbanquarters

Address: Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli

Coordinates: 43.76864, 11.2529

Sidewalker:  Katie Blanchard Fegert. | @katiefegert

Address: Ponte Santa Trinita, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Coordinates: 43.76899, 11.25031

Sidewalker: Alexandra Carson | @alexandra_carson 

Sidewalker Sidenote: The city of Florence is known for their amazing Bistecca alla Fiorentina and of course, gelato. Florentine locals seem to eat gelato at all hours of the day and even in the winter so don’t be shy to grab one whenever you feel like it (and even after your morning cappuccino)! One of the best gelaterias in the city is “La Carraia” located at Ponte alla Carraia (second bridge west of the Ponte Vecchio) on the other side of the river. The line can sometimes be out the door but definitely worth the wait!

Piazza di Santa Croce

Address: Piazza di Santa Croce, 50122 Firenze, Italy

Coordinates: 43.76878, 11.26172

Sidewalkers: Ottavia | @ottaviacaforio & Lory | @lorenacaporale

Statue of David

Address: Galleria dell’Accadema, Via Ricasoli, 60, 50122 Firenze, Italy

Coordinates: 43.77679, 11.2587

Sidewalker: Varvara | @varvaramarinina

Piazza di Santa Maria Novella

Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 50123 Firenze, Italy

Coordinates: 43.77417, 11.24933

Sidewalker:  Rosie | @rosielondoner

Sidewalker Sidenote: Most travelers want to at least know how to say Florence in Italian before their trip which is easy peasy….Firenze. If you’re looking for a quick way to learn some key italian phrases that may be useful while traveling throughout Italy, considering getting an Italian Tutor from www.italki.com. It’s a great resource that connects students and language teachers so you can get in a few Skype sessions in before you hit the streets of Florence Italy!

Mercato di San Lorenzo

Address: Mercato di San Lorenzo

Coordinates: 43.7755, 11.25359

 Sidewalker: Alexa Nguyen | @nguyenalexa

Galleria Degli Uffizi

Address: Galleria degli Uffizzi

Coordinates: 43.76885, 11.25577

Sidewalker: Lisa Dengler | @lisadengler

Sidewalker Sidenote: We’re going to let you in on a little secret- you can definitely do Florence in a day but we don’t suggest it since the city is so amazing and we’re almost positive you’re never going to want to leave! If you’re an art enthusiast and looking to visit the main art museum, the Uffizi Gallery, and the famous Statue of David, you’ll definitely need to set aside a full day for museum hopping. It’s often difficult to get same day tickets to the Uffizi so try to book tickets in advance if it’s a must see on your list. You may be shocked to hear that Michelangelo’s Statue of David is actually not located in the Uffizi Gallery, but in the Galleria dell’Accademia, another art museum in the city center located walking distance from the Uffizi.

Pitti Palace

Address: Piazza de’ Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Coordinates: 43.76451, 11.25061

 Sidewalker: Krissie | @krissierogers 

Giardino di Boboli

Address: Piazza Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Coordinates: 43.76249, 11.24839

Sidewalkers: Майорова Наталья | @boginya_muziki + Alejandra Espinosa | @alej_espinosa + Mariya Yaremchuk | @m_yaremchuck

Forte di Belvedere

Address: Via di S. Leonardo, 1, 50100 Firenze, Italy

Coordinates: 43.76385, 11.25428

Sidewalker: Caroline | @itscdk + Tanya Kononovich | @tanya_feb + Monica Lokan | @monicalokan

Giardino Bardini

Address: Costa S. Giorgio, 2, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Coordinates: 43.76357, 11.2563

Sidewalker: Ashley | @historyinhighheels

Piazzale Michelangelo

Address: Piazzale Michelangelo, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Coordinates: 43.76316, 11.26421

Sidewalker: Shelby Rae | @fernwehwolf

Address: Piazzale Michelangelo, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Coordinates: 43.7632, 11.26371

Sidewalker: Meghan | @beyondbasicblog

Sidewalker Sidenote: You won’t need a Florence map while visiting the city since our Photoguide to Florence Italy has all the major spots you have to see on your trip. The city is absolutely walkable and just think about all the gelatos you can eat by opting for the walking tour! Uber hasn’t become a phenomena in Florence yet so if you’re looking for a ride you’ll have to flag down a taxi to take you to the next photo-opp location.

Villa Cora

Address: Viale Machiavelli 18, 50125 Firenze

Coordinates: 43.75723, 11.24751

Sidewalkers: Julia Engel | @juliahengel + Theresa | @theblondish | Kristina Bazan I @kristinabazan + Nicole Warne | @garypeppergirl

Sidewalker Sidenote: No Florence travel guide would be complete without the insider scoop on the designer outlets, the coolest store in the city and best times to shop year round. “The Mall” is the famous designer outlet shopping complex that has all the major players such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Stella McCartney and more. It’s located outside the city so we suggest you hop on the direct bus line (you can catch it from the city center) instead of renting a car. The direct line has busses running around the clock so you can either go for a short shopping spree or shop till you drop – up to you! Luisa Via Roma is hands down the coolest store in Florence. They are always featuring the latest fashion designers and trends and take decorating their store window too a new level. We didn’t include it in the Photoguide but the store window can sometimes be a photo-opp in itself! If you happen to make it to Florence in January or July you’re in luck. Those months are when citywide sales run and even the designer outlets sometimes participate! Better get your travel rewards credit card before you go. Happy Shopping!

Rooftop Views of City

Plaza Hotel Lucchesi Rooftop

Address: Plaza Lucchesi Hotel, Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia, 38 – 50122 Firenze, Italy

Coordinates: 43.7666, 11.26338

Sidewalker: Ella | @ellabekind

The Westin Excelsior Rooftop

Address: The Westin Excelsior, Piazza Ognissanti, 3, 50123 Firenze, Italy

Coordinates: 43.77196, 11.24584

Sidewalkers: Matilde Fossati | @matildefossati |  Alena Belova | @belovaaa

Sidewalker Sidenote: If you’re looking for what to do in Florence Italy in the evening, we suggest having Aperitivo (basically happy hour) at The Westin Excelsior hotel along the arno. The rooftop bar has incredible views of the city and the sunset over the river is definitely one of the best you’ll ever see. After grabbing drinks, head to eat dinner at everyone’s (locals included) favorite restaurant, La Giostra. It’s normally booked well in advance so be sure to make reservations before your trip!

La Terrazza Rooftop

Address: La Terrazza Lounge Bar, Hotel Continentale -Vicolo dell’Oro, 6, 50123 Firenze, Italy

Coordinates: 43.76877, 11.25337

Sidewalker: Edisa Shahini | @disicouture

la Rinascente Rooftop

Address: la Rinascente, Piazza della Repubblica, 50123 Firenze, Italy

Coordinates: 43.77131, 11.2547

Sidewalker: Maria Velloso | @totavelloso

Sidewalker Sidenote: There are some amazing spots around the city to get a view of the Florence skyline. La Rinacente is a rooftop bar on top of the largest department store in Florence located in Piazza della Repubblica. We’ve included some of our favorite rooftop photo-opp locations in Florence but you may find some others when you check into your hotel or airbnb – there are tons hidden throughout the city!

Streets of Florence

Address: Via degli Strozzi

Coordinates: 43.77149, 11.25142

Sidewalker: Theresa | @theblondish

Address: Around the City

Sidewalker: Sara | @collagevintage

Address: Around the City

Sidewalkers:  Julia Sariñana | @sincerelyjules + Julia Engel | @juliahengel + Mollie Cline | @clinemollieanna

Sidewalker Sidenote: The weather in Florence can sometimes be unpredictable but no need to pack an umbrella. If it starts to rain there will be umbrellas available for sale on the streets in about 5 minutes flat.

Tuscan Countryside

Address: VIGNAMAGGIO, 50022 Greve in Chianti (FI) Italy – Via Petriolo 5

Coordinates: 43.55655, 11.33709

Sidewalkers: Tara Sowlaty | @tarasowlaty + Ashley | @historyinhighheels + Gionata | @gionata_s

Address: LA FOCE – Strada della Vittoria, 61 – 53042 Chianciano Terme (Siena), ITALY

Coordinates: 43.02429, 11.7794

Sidewalker: Kim Lee | @laceandlocks

Sidewalker Sidenote: Since most travelers like to visit cities near Florence Italy when they are in the area, we wanted to include some of our favorite photo-opps around Tuscany. Day trips are super easy to do from Florence- just hop on a local train at the central train station, Santa Maria Novella, or take a bus. Train and bus rates are fairly inexpensive and making Florence your base while exploring Tuscany sure beats having to lug all your stuff around the countryside!

Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa (Torre di Pisa)

Address: Piazza del Duomo, 56126 Pisa, Italy

Coordinates: 43.72251, 10.39571

Sidewalkers: Maile | @flywithmaile + Blake Von D | @blakevond

Pisa Cathedral (Cattedrale di Pisa)

Address: Piazza del Duomo, 56126 Pisa PI, Italy

Coordinates: 43.72326, 10.39667

Sidewalker: Yuliya Lysenko | @yuliyaangel

Address: Torre del Leone

Coordinates: 43.72377, 10.39367

Sidewalker: Melissa Celestine Koh | @melissackoh

Riomaggiore

Address: Near the town’s boat landing

Coordinates: 44.09841, 9.73753

Sidewalkers: Connie Cao | @kisforkani  + Julia Alabjew | @easyjules

Manarola

Address: Via di Corniglia, 19017 Manarola SP, Italy

Coordinates: 44.10692, 9.72678

Sidewalkers: Clara Peraldo Matton | @clarabet & Lucia Peraldo Matton | @luciaperaldomatton 

Address: On the water

Coordinates: 44.10675, 9.72677

Sidewalker: Anastasia | @miss_anastasia_u 

Address: Left off of Via di Corniglia

Coordinates: 44.10746, 9.72637

Sidewalker: Elma Beganovich | @elmabeganovich 

Corniglia

Address: Around the Town

Sidewalker: Jessica Mercedes Kirschner | @jemerced

Address: Corniglia Station, Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre, 19018 Vernazza SP, Italy

Coordinates: 44.11849, 9.71631

Sidewalker: @zhou_jingjing

Vernazza

Address: Via E. Vernazza, 19018 Vernazza SP, Italy

Coordinates: 44.13643, 9.68227

Sidewalker:  Chloe Barry-Hang | @chloe_bh

Address: Boat Dock, Riviera Ligure di Levante

Coordinates: 44.1353, 9.68151

Sidewalker:  Zara Watson | @littlepearlsofjoy_

Address: On the Rocks, Riviera Ligure di Levante

Coordinates: 44.1361, 9.68213

Sidewalker: Amber Fillerup Clark | @amberfillerup 

Address: Castello Doria, Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre, Via San Francesco, 19018 Vernazza SP, Italy

Coordinates: 44.13447, 9.68209

Sidewalker: Beca | @travelwithdrawals

Monterrosso al Mare

Address: Via Fegina, 19016 Monterosso al Mare SP, Italy

Coordinates: 44.14554, 9.65185

Sidewalker: Alexandra Carson | @alexandra_carson

Address: Via Fegina, 19016 Monterosso al Mare SP, Italy

Coordinates: 44.145621, 9.649445

Sidewalker: Hope Reid | @hopereid_

Cinque Terre Village Streets

Address: Around the Cities

Sidewalkers: Ellie Bullen | @elsas_wholesomelife + Katevan Giorgadze | @katie.one

Siena

Address: Piazza del Duomo, 8, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

Coordinates: 43.31742, 11.32862

Sidewalker: Hunter Schleicher | @hunterschleicher 

Address: Piazza del Campo, 53100 Siena, Province of Siena, Italy

Coordinates: 43.318342, 11.331976

Sidewalker: Ashley | @historyinhighheels

Address: Torre del Mangia, Piazza del Campo, 1, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

Coordinates: 43.31821, 11.33225

Sidewalker: Uliana Kim | @theveryuk

San Gimignano

Address: Piazza Della Cisterna

Coordinates: 43.467440, 11.043769

Sidewalker: Shea Maria | @peaceloveshea 

Address: Around the City

 Sidewalker: Caitlin | @caitlinclairexo

Address: Get lost in the Vinyards Around the City!

Sidewalker: Selena | @finduslost 

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2017-05-27T23:54:09+00:00 By |Photoguides|4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Christina April 27, 2017 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Oh wow…. Ok, booking my ticket now!!!! Thank you, this is beautiful <3

  2. Madison April 20, 2017 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    This Florence photo guide is absolutely amazing!!! Gives me major wanderlust! I cannot wait to visit! xo

  3. Cyrina April 20, 2017 at 12:37 am - Reply

    Nina and Clairesse,
    The Florence photoguide is fabulous. Looking forward to the next photoguide destination.
    Best to you,
    Cyrina

  4. Julie April 20, 2017 at 12:15 am - Reply

    Totally bookmarking this for my next trip there !! Lovely photos

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