Exploring Florence in four hours

Exploring Florence in four hours by www.carlosmeliablog.comExploring Florence in four hours  |  Florence, Italy  |  During our last visit to Italy, we spent two night in Florence… well actually in Fiesole at the lovely and exclusive Villa San Michele by Belmond, we came down to Florence a few times to explore the city and also to enjoy some lovely dinners like the one we had at the Il Palaggio by Four Seasons Firenze. The fact that Villa San Michele had a regular shuttle connecting the hotel with the Piazza de la Repubblica in only 15 minutes, made our stay truly magical allowing us to enjoy the best of Florence as a traditional destination, and the peace and charm of the Fiesole, overlooking Florence from the top of the hills. For our tours, same as in Rome and Venice, we hired the expert services of Andiamo Travel and their staff of local knowledgeable and professional guides. In only a few hours, on a very tight schedule to see three main destinations in only 6 days, they managed to give us a full introduction to each of them. Continue reading Exploring Florence in four hours

Ponte Vecchio Florence

Ponte Vecchio Florence by www.carlosmeliablog.comPonte Vecchio Florence  |  Florence, Italy  |  One of the must see and visit highlights of Florence is, without a doubt, the Ponte Vecchio or Old Bridge, erected over the narrowest point of the Arno River in Medieval stone, connecting via the Vasari Corridor, the Palazzo Vecchio (Florence’s town hall) with the Palazzo Pitti. It has always hosted shops and merchants who displayed their goods on tables before their premises, the present tenants are jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers.  Continue reading Ponte Vecchio Florence