Florence, the capital of Tuscany attracts tourists from all over the world who wish to experience the treasures that it offers. In fact between April and October of each year, the number of tourists in Florence outnumbers the local population.
Being a very wealthy medieval trading town, birthplace of the Renaissance and the base of power for some very important religious and revolutionary events, Florence has been left with an amazing architectural, artistic and cultural legacy.
Florence is a very beautiful city, and the entirety of its historical centre is UNESCO heritage listed. Walking around Florence, you cannot help but be awed by the history that surrounds you. There is, however, a risk that visitors to Florence take when they get swept up by all of this and forget to pay attention to the little things.
I will be exploring the historical side of Florence in another post. In this post, I’d like to focus on some street scenes and these “little things”.
There is a thriving street art scene in Florence, especially around the university district, and the streets that contains the everyday stories of the people that live in Florence today are just as fascinating as those that tell the stories of the past. In many cases these streets are one in the same, but in many instances they are not.
In relation to both Florence’s history and its modern aspects, there is a lot to be gained in looking at the finer details. Many of the buildings have details that can be missed upon first glance.
When you’re in Florence, immerse yourself in history and explore that fascinating side to the city, but also make an effort to walk down streets that, at first glance, appear to contain nothing of note. Always look up, down, in and around and you’ll discover an equally fascinating side to Florence, as well as unique perspectives of the tried and true spots.