Florence: Street Art & The Little Things

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”.

florence street art

florence street art

florence street art

florence street art

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.

florence street art

florence street art

florence street art

florence street art

florence street art

florence street art

florence street art

florence street art

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.

florence street art

florence street art

florence street art

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.

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Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences.Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.

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